Better game overall for Demons...but...No score for this post
|October 30 2011, 5:09 PM |
as the Luckies tired the Demons seemed to lay back more that you might expect.
Leading 4-2 and still on the power play going in to the third - Kitimat seemed to tire a bit themselves, but were able to add two more goals in the third for the 6-3 win after Houston came back with a Dinelle hat-trick goal on a power play less than five minutes into the period.
Hurting on defense, things got worse for Demons when rookie Jordan Goncalves was ejected for a hit from behind in a situation in the second period, that seemed to see Goncalves and Skylar Hassell duelling for a loose puck when Hassell went down. Goncalves got a two, a 10 and a game for the hit...after opening the scoring for the Ice Demons at the 5.18 mark of the first, with his first CIHL goal.
Demons got out of the first leading 2-1 on a goal by Ian Coleman two minutes later (Derek Wakita, Blaine Markwart) -- but with 13 minutes gone, Derek Dinelle got one for the Luckies when Brett Vilness bobbled a puck and his defense was unable to clear. Brandon Ophus assisted.
Derek Dinelle got the second of his three in the game on the power play, with Jon Aiken serving a tripping penalty, but with just a second left in the penalty and with just 36 seconds gone in the period. Alonzo Slaney and Derek Jelett had assists.
Nick Markowsky put the Demons back into the lead within two minutes, (Terry Whelan, Jeff Baker) and then extended its lead to 4-2 at 11.18, shorthanded, after rookie centre Jacob Perreira made a nice defensive play in the Houston zone, intercepted a clearance and put right on the stick of Josh Slanina who beat Colton Wardrop in goal for the Luckies, with his second shot at the puck. But after Derek Dinelle got his second to bring te Luckies back to within a goal, Derek Wakita, unassisted, popped one past Wardrop to make the score 5-3 and with just three minutes left and the Luckies visibly tiring, Blaine Markwart carried the puck all the way up ice, round the net and backhanded the sixth goal, with assists to Ian Coleman and Doug Wilson, pressed back into service with the Demons reduce availability on defense.
Shots in the game were Kitimat 39, Houston 27 in what was a fairly mild affair physically with Demons taking eight minors, as well as Goncalves' game penalty in the second, while the Luckies served five minors, with Alonzo Slaney earning a 10 minute misconduct penalty for bugging the referr in the first.