Friday, December 30, 2011
Dogs 2 Grizzlies 1
Gritty road win for the Dogs tonight as they snapped a three game winless streak with a 2-1 victory over the Victoria Grizzlies.
Victoria led 1-0 despite a strong start by the Dogs on a Jarryd Ten Vaanholt deflection, but the Dogs answered with a Dylan Nowakowski power play goal set up by Evan Tironese and Turner Popoff. Shortly afterwards the penalty kill came up big to keep the game tied as the Grizz went to a 5 on 3 power play for over a minute.
The only goal the rest of the way came early in the third when Walker Hyland got the game winner as he banked one in off a Victoria defender in the dying seconds of the power play.
The Dogs PK would again be called upon to protect the lead through the back half of the third with back to back kills to make the lead stand.
Shots favored the Dogs 35-16 with Max Fenkell picking up the win while Garrett Rockafellow earned 3rd star honours with the loss.
Special teams were just that for the Dogs as they went 2 for 5 on the PP and 6 for 6 on the PK
Now to hit the hay...back at the rink to head to Powell River early tomorrow.