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
This week they did need bonus hockey as the pesky Hearts gave them a
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
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
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
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
4. Presidents, Deskin, Pat (Steigerwald, Luke) 15:06
5. Hearts, Melito, Mark (Smith, Joe) 18:15
Penalties - Johnston, Lloyd - Hearts (Hooking-Minor) 07:46
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