Ice Crushers .500 for the week

November 18, 2015   ·   0 Comments

Brian Lockhart

Brian Lockhart

By Brian Lockhart

After 18 games into the season, the Orangeville Ice Crushers are still working to tip their record to the plus side.

The squad split the week winning on the road but losing their Wednesday (Nov. 11) night home game to the Tottenham Steam.

Wednesday night’s game against the second place and undefeated Steam turned into 60 minutes of frustration for the Crushers who failed to score and were shut-out 8-0.

The visitors set the tone of the game in the first period scoring four unanswered goals in a frame that had neither team spending any time in the penalty box.

Returning for the final 20 minutes the Steam scored two more to end the game.

The Crushers again came up short in the second period while giving up two more goals to the Tottenham squad.

It was a different outcome on Sunday (Nov. 15) night when the Crushers went to Feversham to take on the Grey County Grizzlies.

This time the Crushers left with a 10-3 win.

After playing to a 2-2 tie in the first period, the Crushers went a head 5-3 in the second period.

They finished off the night with five unanswered goals in the final 20 minutes to take the win.

The victory was not unexpected. The Grizzlies are new to the Greater Metro Hockey League this season and are winless after 18 games.

The Grey County team has an goals against average of 11.5 per game and that includes five games where they gave up more than 15 goals and a goals for average of just over two per game.

With stats like that you’ve got to wonder why this team is even in the League.

It was still a “W” for the Crushers and two more point for their season total. The Ice Crushers will be back on home ice at the Alder Street arena on Wednesday, November 25, to again meet the Grizzlies.

The puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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