Friday, March 6, 2009

Navs tie series at 1

It was all going so well for the Huskies. Leading game 2 by a score of 2-0 after the 1st and they looked to be well on their way to a game 2 victory. Peace River looked disheartened, they looked like a team that couldn't figure out how they were going to be the Huskies. Then it all fell apart. 3 goals in less than 2 minutes from Peace River, including 2 in the space of 11 seconds, and the players believed again. The Huskies had beaten the Navigators 9-2 in game 1 and 7-1 the last time they played in Peace River in the regular season. Now suddenly the Navs believed they could beat the Huskies. It was 3-3 heading to the 3rd after a nice goal from Steve Fast but once again in the 3rd the Navs found a way to get a couple og quick goals. Payden Wongstedt picked up a fighting major and a game for going after Gerry Young who recieved just 2 for roughing. The Navs scored during the 4-on-4 and then again once Young came out of the box putting the Navs on the PP. Cam McKinnon fired the Huskies back within 1 but a bad pinch from Cash Brinkworth, who was trying to push the tempo and create some offense for the trailing Huskies, led to another goal for the Navs making it a 6-4 final. The Huskies played well at times but found themselves letting in goals in bunches. Kyle Richardson had 3 goals and 2 assists. Gerry Young chipped in 2 goals for the Navs as well. Game 3 goes Saturday at the NPA.

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