Ice Hockey Blues can’t tame Dragons

Ice Hockey Blues lose 9-6 to London: WE HAVE AN ICE HOCKEY TEAM

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The Ice-Hockey Blues took on the London Dragons for the second time this season in front of a supportive home crowd. The Blues were looking to avenge a 14-4 thrashing handed to them by London earlier in the season.

A tight affair with plenty of big hits, the Blues kept it close in the opening stages.

But London then raced into a 3-1 lead, until Rashid Muhamedrahimov  scored a quick one off a draw to pull it back to 3-2 at the end of first period.

Playing for Keeps

The Blues, heartened by a much closer affair than in London, piled on the pressure in the second period. After a somewhat controversial London goal, Andy Johnson scored with a point shot slapper, Eric MaCrae tehn deftly finished off a 2-on-1 with Adrian Haight.

The Blues ascendancy continued as Chase Sova powered one into the roof of the goal from close range, and returning captain Gino Bruni potted home a goal as well in a cameo appearance.

London raised their game in response to this onslaught managing to net twice more to make it 6-6 going into the third period.

For puck’s sake!

The third period saw the Blues less disciplined and getting into plenty of penalty trouble.

London punished the Blues sloppiness, running in three more goal. The Blues struggled to exert any pressure in the London end ultimately settling for a 9-6 loss.

Adrian Haight was named MVP for another sterling offensive effort. Eric MaCrae was awarded also put on a classic hard-nosed performance, potting a goal and sticking up for his teammates with pounding physical play throughout the game.

Despite the loss, the Blues were certainly encouraged by a much closer result and will look to take the positives as Varsity approaches.