Strong second period gives Ice Crushers the win

November 15, 2016   ·   0 Comments

6-3 win over West Nipissing

The Orangeville Ice Crushers got off to a good start in Wednesday’s (Nov. 2) home game against the West Nipissing Lynx.

Sometimes a good performance in the opening frame can set the tone for the entire game and the Crushers seemed to feed off the early success.

After an opening goal from Artem Lubyanoi at just 35 seconds into the first period, Orangeville defenseman Mark Bianchi followed up with a second Crushers goal just past the midway mark to give the squad a two goal advantage.

The team managed to carry the momentum from the first period through the break and when they returned for the second period they notched four more before the Lynx could respond with one of their own.

Lubyanoi got his second of the game at 4:41 into the period.

The O-ville team capitalized on a powerplay opportunity with Jason Raimondi taking the feed from David Hooper to find the back of the West Nipissing net.

O-ville forwards Matthew Bogenrieder and Tommy Grmando punched in two more before the period was over to increase the Crushers’ tally to six.

West Nipissing got on the scoreboard late in the period to make it a 6-1 game.

The final period saw the Lynx fight back scoring two more and stopping the Crushers from increasing their lead but the Crushers managed to skate off the ice with a 6-3 win.

Orangeville goalie Austin Guanzon made 28 saves for the night.

It was a much needed win for the Crushers who now have a 4-14 record for the season.

The New Tecumseth Civics are in first place in the Greater Metro Hockey League going undefeated after 17 games.

They are followed by Parry Sound in second and Niagara in third place.

The Crushers will be in Meaford tonight (Thur., Nov 10) to take on the Knights.

They return to the Alder Street arena on Wednesday, November 16, to host the Bradford Rattlers.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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