Ice Crushers take loss after tough second period

January 20, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Loss to Tottenham Steam in Wednesday game

The Orangeville Ice Crushers had a solid effort in the first period of Wednesday’s home game against the Tottenham Team – it was the second period that caused all the problems.

The Crushers matched the Steam goal for goal in the early going after Tottenham opened the scoring at 3:14 into the game.

Crushers forward Jordan Stradtman tied it up at the midway mark.

After going behind on another Steam goal, Nicholas Shuman again made it a tie game scoring just over three minutes later.

A third Steam goal was matched when Anthony Thurston found the back of the net late in the period but again the Tottenham squad went ahead with a late frame marker with 35 seconds left on the clock.

It was the second period that left he Crushers scrambling when the Steam scored four unanswered goals then a fifth before the Orangeville team could respond with a goal from Brad Ferrell.

The third period was another tough one when the Tottenham squad outscored the Crushers 3-1 to win the game 12-5.

Despite the loss it was a good, well paced game with Orangeville taking only two minor penalites.

The Steam spent six minutes in the box on three minors.

The loss leaves the Crushers with an 11-22 record for the season including one overtime loss – good for 23 points.

The Alliston Coyotes are leading he Central Division of the Greater Metro Hockey League with 59 points.

They are one point ahead of the Tottenham Steam who have suffered only one loss this season and have four games in hand over Tottenham and are pushing to take over the top sport.

Over all the Kingsville Kings of the South Division lead the league with 62 points and a 31-2 record.

The Ice Crushers have seven games left in the 2016 schedule – three home games and four on the road.

The Crushers will return to home ice at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville on Wednesday, January 27, to host the Oshawa RiverKings.

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

By Brian Lockhart

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