Saturday, February 13, 2010

PEZ Power prevals!

You can't beat the power of PEZ and that's what carried us through the first round of the LLFHL playoffs. With the series tied one game each, the third was expected to be a tight game and it was. Things did not start off to well when we fell behind 1-0 just 26 seconds into the game. While we stood around our own end following the opening face off, a Storm II players slapped a puck past Bianca from the slot. Slowly as the period progressed we finally began to find our legs. With just over 2 minutes left in the first period Maddie A. fed the puck up to Caitlin at centre ice who broke by the opposition defense. A defenseman tried to knock away the puck on a diving sweep check but got both the puck and Caitlin. Caitlin was awarded a penalty shot and when the goalie charged out about 12 feet from the crease, Caitlin easily went around her to backhand the puck into the empty net.

The score remained tied through the second period as both teams played a very cautious game. Early in the third period Paitra was called for tripping. The Storm killed off the penalty and as she stepped out of the penalty box she picked up a loose puck and broke down towards the opposition net. A defender caught her as she tried to get off a shot and the puck deflected into the corner. However, Paitra was the first one in and fed the puck into the slot to Alicia who was trailing on the play. The goalie who was out of position had no chance as Alicia fired it into the open side of the net. Storm II poured it on during the late stages of the game and pulled the goalie in the last minute but could not tie up the game. Storm I wins 2-1 and moves on the face the Dolphins.