Golden Hawks still perfect after match with MuskiesOctober 10 2011 at 12:22 AM
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The Lindsay Muskies made their first trip of the year to Trenton to take on the undefeated Golden Hawks, and although they were able to outshoot the home side, in the end Trenton's perfect record is still antact at 10 and 0, while the Muskies fall to 6 and 3 on the season. The Lindsay squad went 0 for 5 on the powerplay which did not help their cause.
The Muskies got off to a good start when Jesse Gregory was able to beat Spencer Finney for his second goal of the year, giving the Muskies the lead at 16:55 of the first. The lead was short lived though as Nolan Martin beat Muskies starter Mitch Maraschiello at 17:53 from Jeremie Gauthier.
Penalty killing has been a strong point for the Muskies this season and they decided to give the penalty killers a workout in the second by taking four straight penalties. Just as it looked like they might escape the second in a tie they tempted fate once to often and Miles McLean scored what turned out to be the game winner on the powerplay with only :18 seconds left in the frame.
The third saw only one goal, and unfortunately for Lindsay it went to Chase Nieuwendyk from Spencer MacCormack and Randy Gazzola at 7:31. The Muskies pulled Maraschiello for the extra attacker late in the third, but were not able to draw any closer.
Next game for Lindsay is Friday Oct 14th when Mississauga comes to town.
Barely made it
|October 10 2011, 12:38 PM |
Hi everybody...Yes the Hawks are still undefeated but they barely won this one...They played Lindsay's game instead of being a powerful offensive team...At some point, they looked like last year's team (which is, as we all know, not nice to be compared to)...Good thing that Finney was solid in net, as he won that game for the team...Nice to see more people at the rink, hopefully it will keep up for the whole season...
Well, take care everybody and be good!
|October 10 2011, 7:10 PM |
Thanks for the insights Mr Pig .
Interesting that the Hawks elected to play the Muskie game.
Paul Matucci's Muskies love that game. It sounds as though Matucci dicated the pace of the game. Shows us how good a young coach Matucci is.
Somebody over "In The Cage" says that the weakest part of Trenton's game is goaltending. As you have so aptly pointed out, had it not been for Spencer Finney, Lindsay might have won this one.
That's what good teams do. Win sometimes when they really did not deserve to. And their goaltender can steal games, it makes them all the more tough to beat. Finney is capable of that.
I understand that forward Kyle McLaughlin who was traded from Aurora to Pickering has not reported to the Panthers. Given his previous history with Jerome Dupont who really likes this guy, he is a possibility for Trenton-bound. He could add some more offence to a very good Golden Hawk side.
Sorry I missed you last Friday night when I was in Trenton.