Game 1 Summary: Fremont Ross vs. Habs
Going into the game, the Habs were heavy underdogs. Sometimes, the underdogs will win though, so would this be the first win of the Habs’ season? It took a while, but the scoring eventually began with Mike Smith of Fremont Ross putting up the first tally. Not long after, Ethan Binger of the Habs matched the opening goal. The first ended 2-1 in favor of Fremont Ross, and the second period was all defense until the last two minutes when each team netted one. Going into the third, the score was 3-2 and the Habs were hungry for their first W. With 6:27 left in the game, John Powers of the Habs tied the game up. The game ended in exciting fashion with Jeremy Smart of the Habs stopping seven shots in the last ten minutes to hold onto the tie; 3-3.
1. Mike Smith (F; Fremont Ross; 2G)
2. Jeremy Smart (G; Habs; 24/27 saves, 89% sv. pct.)
3. Ethan Binger (F; Habs; 1G 1A)
Game 2: Ice Hogs vs. Fremont Alumni
In a game where one team had a full bench and the other only had three subs, it turned out to be surprisingly close. The first ended with a 1-1 tie, each team netting a goal within the first ten minutes of the game. The second period was a defensive warfare, with only one goal being scored by Ryan Pickut of Fremont Ross. At the end of the second, Fremont Alumni was in the lead 2-1, but facing a great third period team. The first fifteen minutes of the third period was unreal, each goalie stopping all shots and the puck going back and fourth, up and down the ice. However, leave it up to the Ice Hogs to spoil Fremont Alumni’s great momentum. The Ice Hogs scored three unanswered goals in the last five minutes of the game, coming back from a 2-1 deficit to win the game 4-2.
1. Ryan Pickut (F; Fremont Alumni; 1G 1A)
2. Jay Bechstein (F; Ice Hogs; 2A)
3. Kyle Miklas (G; Ice Hogs; 22/24 saves, 92% sv. pct.)