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Presidents improve to 3-0 with 4-3 OT win.

The navy Presidents needed an extra term to put away the pesky Hearts on Friday, but thanks to a slumping Todd Nichol, they skated away with the W. No not the George W.

With a cast of characters who are not only well beyond their prime, but also well beyond their golden years of hockey, the Presidents have found a way to beat all 3 of the other BBHC teams to start the season 3-0.

This week they did need bonus hockey as the pesky Hearts gave them a game.

Jake Stiegerwald and Joe Smith traded goals about a minute apart as the 3rd line players came to play for each team. A few minutes later the Hearts grabbed the lead when Steve Kaneb connected for his first of the season.

"Good things happen when you get me the puck," said Kaneb.

In the 2nd the Presidents got a nice goal from Phatt Deskin to briefly tie the game at 2-2, but in the final minute of play Mark Melito would score to put the Hearts up 3-2. It would be their final goal of the game.

Midway through the third the once feared Jim Wilkinson connected for his 2nd of the young season, showing he's still got the occasional goal in him. That would be all the scoring in regulation, so OT was needed.

The new rule this season is for teams to change sides in OT like in the NHL. But everyone forgot about this new rule, and teams just stayed put.

About a minute in is when Todd Nichol buried a pass from Wilkinson to give the Presidents the extra point in OT.

"It feels good to lead the team in scoring," said Wilkinson. "Oh and yeah I guess the win is good too."


ALL GAME PHOTOS ARE HERE


Hockeytown B; 16-Jan-2015 06:00 AM; 2015 Regular; Friday

Hearts (Friday) 3 vs Presidents (Friday) 4

First Period

1. Presidents, Steigerwald, Jake (Steigerwald, Luke) 06:30
2. Hearts, Smith, Joe (Kaneb, Steve / Peterson, Al) 07:48
3. Hearts, Kaneb, Steve (Melito, Mark / Smith, Joe) 13:30
Penalties - Melito, Mark - Hearts (Interference-Minor) 14:15

Second Period

4. Presidents, Deskin, Pat (Steigerwald, Luke) 15:06
5. Hearts, Melito, Mark (Smith, Joe) 18:15
Penalties - Johnston, Lloyd - Hearts (Hooking-Minor) 07:46

Third Period

6. Presidents, Wilkinson, Jim (Murpny, Rick) 11:33
Penalties - None.

First Overtime Period

7. Presidents, Nichol, Todd (Wilkinson, Jim) 01:00 (gw)(ot)

Goal - Hearts: Boccuzzi, Mike; Presidents: Graham, Rollie

Power plays - Hearts: 0-for-0; Presidents: 0-for-2


Officials: Vin and Gregg