Bulldogs not ready for prime time in 4-3 loss.
The Bulldogs weren't ready for the
faceoff and they weren't ready for the game. Perhaps even the
season, as with the 4-3 loss the red team has started off the season
with 3 straight losses.
Taking on a mediocre 1-1 Bulldogs team, the Tigers were hoping to
finally get in the win column. But with only a handful of players
making it to the rink, endurance would be tested for the navy team.
After falling behind 1-0 after one on a Bill Osbahr goal, they fell
3 goals behind midway through the 2nd as Jon Morin and Ed Coughlin
"Guys, we have got to cover their defensemen, they're scoring all
their goals," screamed Rick Armand at his team.
"Why did you only look at me when you yelled that?" replied Tripp
Armand took the bull by the horns and scored to get the Tigers on
"Fuji will not shut me out," said Armand after the goal.
John Ragucci would cut the lead to one when he sent one in the
Bulldog net and we had a 3-2 game headed into the final 19.
Andy Long would peel himself out of Ragu's shadow and tie the game
with 4:12 left.
"Big players step up at big times, that's all I'm going to say,"
The game was knotted at 3-3 and things got even better for the
Tigers when Don Fortini was called for his 2nd hooking call of the
game with 2:00 remaining.
But this is a paper tiger team. They gave up a shorthanded goal to
Jon Morin with 1:23 left, and the Tigers would fall for the 3rd time
in three tries, 4-3 to the Bulldogs.
ALL GAME PHOTOS ARE HERE
Hockeytown B; 19-Sep-2014 06:00 AM; 2014 Regular; Friday
Bulldogs (Friday) 4 vs Tigers (Friday) 3
1. Bulldogs, Osbahr, Bill (Melito, Mark / Morin, Jon) 05:15
Penalties - Melito, Mark - Bulldogs (Slashing-Minor) 15:47
2. Bulldogs, Morin, Jon (Fortini, Don) 04:53
3. Bulldogs, Coughlin, Ed (Cormican, Mike / Melito, Mark) 08:02
4. Tigers, Armand, Rick (Talbot, Tripp / Ragucci, John) 14:30
5. Tigers, Ragucci, John (Talbot, Tripp / Wilkinson, Jim) 15:34
Penalties - Fortini, Don - Bulldogs (Hooking-Minor) 18:18
6. Tigers, Long, Andy (Armand, Rick / Talbot, Tripp) 14:48
7. Bulldogs, Morin, Jon (Unassisted) 17:37 (sh)(gw)
Penalties - Fortini, Don - Bulldogs (Hooking-Minor) 17:00
Goal - Bulldogs: Fuji, Tom; Tigers: Minsk, Ben
Power plays - Bulldogs: 0-for-0; Tigers: 0-for-3
Officials: Vin and Jason