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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 both scored.

"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 Talbot.

Armand took the bull by the horns and scored to get the Tigers on the board.

"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," said Long.

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.


Hockeytown B; 19-Sep-2014 06:00 AM; 2014 Regular; Friday

Bulldogs (Friday) 4 vs Tigers (Friday) 3

First Period

1. Bulldogs, Osbahr, Bill (Melito, Mark / Morin, Jon) 05:15
Penalties - Melito, Mark - Bulldogs (Slashing-Minor) 15:47

Second Period

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

Third Period

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