Braves take 2 of 4 points this weekend as we welcomed the Firebirds to Tavi, and a trip down 59 to take on the Merchants.
Friday evening presented a tough battle as the Birds came to town. James Hopper and Graeme Noye got the start for their respective clubs. It was Birds early, when Anthony Pede (2) would break through and beat Hopper. The Braves would put 10 shots towards Noye in the first frame however, could not find the back of the net. In the 2nd, it took abit of time, but Pede (3) would find the back of the net for his 2nd of the game. Owen Bruder (11) would then extend the lead with 2 minutes to play to send us to the final 20 minutes behind by 3. The Braves would battle, but to no avail as Keegan Metcalf (5) would add a 4th for the Firebirds and this would be the final. James Hopper would make 23 saves in the effort.
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|1:07||NHF||Anthony Pede (2) ASST: Matt Domm (10), Owen Bruder (8)|
|10:50||NHF||Anthony Pede (3) ASST: Riley Benko (4)|
|18:00||NHF||Owen Bruder (11) ASST: Anthony Pede (2), Riley Benko (5)|
|11:50||NHF||Keegan Metcalf (5) ASST: Aidan Reid (11), Cohen Van Zuilen (8)|
|Graeme Noye (W)||60:00||26/26||1st/0:00||3rd/20:00|
|James Hopper (L)||60:00||23/27||1st/0:00||3rd/20:00|
Saturday evening the boys hit the road for a match up with the Merchants. A back and forth 1st, saw goals from Thibodeau (4,5) and Schlotzhauer (2) for the Braves, Gary Grahn (1,2) for the Merchants. A 2nd period dominated by the Braves, saw Trent Davies (1) extend our lead sending us to the 3rd. The final frame once again saw a flurry of goals as Ethan Sharpe (2) put us ahead by 3. Nathan Murphy (4) would pull one back before Trent Davies (2) would put us back in front by 3 just 37 seconds later. Andrew Van Boekel (2) would find the back of the net to put us at 7 on the evening. Gary Grahn (3) would add another to complete the hattrick on the evening. Liam O’Leary would skate away with the win making 22 saves in the effort. Nick Barker would start for the Merchants however would be replaced by Tanner Richardson after the 1st period.
|5:44||TAV||Nicolas Thibodeau (4) ASST: Tyler Brezynskie (2), Andrew Van Boekel (3)|
|7:52||NOR||Gary Grahn (1) ASST: Tristan Romany (4), Joel Storoschuk (5) (PP)|
|9:37||NOR||Gary Grahn (2) ASST: Tristan Romany (5) (PP)|
|15:17||TAV||Will Schlotzhauer (2) ASST: Carter Arseneau (6), Kaden Brame (3)|
|18:59||TAV||Nicolas Thibodeau (5) ASST: Ryan Suljak (4), Marc Dionne (6) (PP)|
|0:16||TAV||Trent Davies (1) ASST: Ryan Suljak (5)|
|4:20||TAV||Ethan Sharpe (2) ASST: Ian Glendinning (9), Will Schlotzhauer (4)|
|5:17||NOR||Nathan Murphy (4) ASST: Owen Harris (3), Joel Storoschuk (6)|
|5:54||TAV||Trent Davies (2) ASST: Will Schlotzhauer (5)|
|12:15||TAV||Andrew Van Boekel (2) ASST: Will Schlotzhauer (6) (PP)|
|16:11||NOR||Gary Grahn (3) ASST: Joel Storoschuk (7), Travis Lamb (2) (PP)|