Tigers blown out in reg season finals, 8-4.
The Bulldogs and Tigers were just playing
out the string before the playoffs begin right after the
Thanksgiving break. One team was tuning up for the playoffs, while
the other was tuning up for breakfast.
"We relish the underdog role," said Tripp Talbot. "We even got the
George Anderson downgrade earlier this season. So we are truly going
to need a Christmas miracle to win the whole thing."
"I just like relish," commented Rick Armand.
The red team ran out to a 4-0 lead before most of the Tigers were
even out of the locker room.
"I thought it was a joke when I saw 4 goals on the board and I
hadn't even taken a shift yet," said Dan McCarthy. "Now I know why
guys purposely show up late."
Armand's fading chance at a scoring title had a small glimmer of
hope when he netted two to get the Tigers back in it, briefly.
When Mike Cormican scored (finally) to make it 5-2, that was pretty
Andy Long showed up for the blowout too, scoring two meaningless
goals in the 2nd.
"Aren't all his goals meaningless?' quipped Jon Morin.
Speaking of Morin, he chipped in two of the eight for the Bulldogs.
As much as long, just with less talking about them.
Neither team scored in the third, as the race for turkey at the
breakfast table began early.
The Dogs will take on the Ducks in round one, while the lowly Tigers
take on the top seeded Sun Devils and top scorer Tony Onello.
ALL GAME PHOTOS HERE
Hockeytown B; 21-Nov-2014 06:00 AM; 2014 Regular; Friday
Bulldogs (Friday) 8
Tigers (Friday) 4
1. Bulldogs, Andrusin, Phil (Cormican, Mike / Fortini, Don) 03:17
2. Bulldogs, Melito, Mark (Gambale, John / Peterson, Al) 04:20
3. Bulldogs, Morin, Jon (Unassisted) 06:23
4. Bulldogs, Melito, Mark (Fortini, Don) 07:16
5. Tigers, Armand, Rick (DeFillippis, Mark) 10:45
6. Tigers, Armand, Rick (Long, Andy / McCarthy, Dan) 14:53
7. Bulldogs, Cormican, Mike (Smith, Joe) 16:38 (gw)
Penalties - None.
8. Bulldogs, Morin, Jon (Cormican, Mike) 04:58
9. Bulldogs, Melito, Mark (Andrusin, Phil) 07:00
10. Tigers, Long, Andy (Armand, Rick) 12:00
11. Bulldogs, Smith, Joe (Melito, Mark) 17:00
12. Tigers, Long, Andy (Wilkinson, Jim / McCarthy, Dan) 18:25
Penalties - None.
Penalties - Melito, Mark - Bulldogs (Holding-Minor) 09:28
Goal - Tigers: Minsk, Ben; Bulldogs: Perkins, Dan
Power plays - Tigers: 0-for-1; Bulldogs: 0-for-0
Officials: Adam, Matt