88s Populate Win Column and Penalty Box vs. Bears
The refs earned their pay checks in this wild affair where pre-holiday combatants came in with a few screws loose. This one had late hits, borderline cheap shots and lots of goals. The 88s came out on top 7-5 and are trying to grab some momentum heading into the playoffs.
HotWings outlast Expos
After the first shot went in, Nathan Ide was perfect the rest of the way for the HotWings as they skated to a tight 3-1 win over the Expos.
Ide’s heroics included a penalty-shot stop on Danick Merrier and three penalty kills in this gritty effort.
Curtis’ goals help Oilers grease the Bulls.
After Greg Curtis’ early tally, some huge saves by new goalie Matt, including a show-stopping glove snag on a tic-tac-toe play kept this one at 2-1 Oilers early.
Later, a silky deke from Alex Germaine beat JR between the barn doors and expanded the Oiler lead to 3-1.
Joose Harju kept the Bulls close, and it started to look like Max Curtis would be left a ‘hair short’ on this night.
After several early wrap-around attempts failed to yield Garnier Fructis, Max finally found his Herbal Essence to get Head and Shoulders above the defence and Finesse a shot passed the keeper for the eventual winner.
Chelsea McLellan’s greasy triple-pinball horseshoe toss on net found a tip and some twine and sealed the deal for the Oilers as they skated to a 5-3 win.