Badgers and Wolverines tie at 2-2.
A Championship Game preview in the north
rink on Friday was a good one.
Even with bonus hockey nothing was decided.
With the green Sioux winless and the yellow Bobcats having
"internal" problems, the path has been paved for the red Badgers and
the navy Wolverines to skate into the Title Game this spring.
Jon Morin put the Badgers up 1-0 in the first, but late in that
opening period another defensive minded defenseman in Tripp Talbot
knotted the game at 1-1.
In the 2nd period it was the "utility players" contributing. Mark
DeFelippis put the Wolverines up 2-1 as Richard Breed and John
Ambrosino set him up. Then Russ Steeves tied the game at 2-2 as he
was spoonfed by Paul Albano and Jake Stiegerwald.
The third period went scoreless thanks to the Badgers killing off a
Jon Morin penalty. The game went into OT, where you separate the
Yolks from the Egg McMuffins, and there were plenty of yolks.
Richard Breed had a clean breakaway and a great chance to win the
game, but he came away empty. Then the Wolverines had one more
chance to grab the extra point, but Stiegerwald tripped on the blue
line and then somehow DeFellippis and Uretsky went offside on a 2 on
1 rush with 10 seconds left.
"That team is a hot mess," said Albano. "If that's the best this
league has to offer, we are a shoe in for the Cup."
"I feel bad that Tony keeps sitting on the bench for the entire
third period every week, but if that's what it takes to get us a
win, then so be it," noted Rick Murphy.
Hockeytown B; 24-Jan-2014 06:00 AM; 2014 Regular; BBHC
Wolverines (Friday) 2 vs Badgers (Friday) 2 OT
1. Badgers, Morin, Jon (Albano, Paul) 13:30
2. Wolverines, Talbot, Tripp (Ragucci, John) 16:46
Penalties - None.
3. Wolverines, DeFelippis, Mark (Breed, Richard / Ambrosino, John) 04:22
4. Badgers, Steeves, Russ (Albano, Paul / Stiegerwald, Jake) 16:50 (gt)
Penalties - DeFelippis, Mark - Wolverines (Tripping-Minor) 07:57
Penalties - Morin, Jon - Badgers (Interference-Minor) 10:04
First Overtime Period
Penalties - None.
Goal - Wolverines: Fuji, Tom; Badgers: Graham, Rollie
Power plays - Wolverines: 0-for-1; Badgers: 0-for-1
Officials: Adam and Matt