The game against MECO started off very well, with Nicholas scoring a scrambling goal on the first play of the game to make it 1-0. The team kept the pressure keeping MECO in their defensive zone. Within minutes an Assist by Rex allowed Moses to increase our score to 2-0.
In the second period, we started getting penalties called against us. Some of the calls were marginal, but due to us playing a more physical game, it is an expected consequence. The two penalties in the second period we were smartly killed off by our penalty killing line. Soon after the second penalty, Moses had a breakaway and increased our lead to make the score 3-0.
Meco tried very hard to get on the score sheet, but our four defence men, Kristian, Peter, Rex and Jack together with our goalie Julian managed to stop them every time. One of our clearing plays lead to one of the nicest team goals we have scored this year.
Kristian skated the puck up the right side and then passed it to Nicholas who was on our blue line against the boards. Nicholas passed it to C, who took it into MECO's defensive zone and passed it to Moses who was breaking down the left side, drawing the goalie and the defence men with him. Instead of shooting from a tight angle, he passed it back to C for an open net tap in...great team play and great vision from both Moses and C.
With the game firmly in our control and a comfortable lead of 4-0, our defensive line had small lapse in concentration allowing one of MECO's forward to do a wrap around move and score their only goal of the game.
Overall we have a solid game. Julian had 18 saves from 19 shots. Jack also had a very solid performance on defence. C got three assists and one goal for a 4 point game. With four penalty kills out of four, everything is moving in the right direction....GO BAIRD DBEES!