A period which saw a bit of everything from big saves by both goalies - Dea for Northwest and Kegler for Edmonton South and good chances as well as strong defensive play. Edmonton South got the ball rolling with a PP goal from Josh Hayward on a feed from Zachary Smith. Northwest tied it up not too long after on a PP goal by Josh Perrott who was left wide open all alone at the side of the net. The biggest hit of the period came when Giorgio Estephan who we have as a top 6 rated prospect entered the zone on a 2 on 1 and was hammered to the ice by Brendan Kallis. Ethan Lazaro and Matteo Gennaro were both impressive for Northwest while Devon Brooks and Tristan Starzynski have been strong for Edmonton South.
A pretty even 2nd period with both teams having their share of chances. Mark Matsuba was strong defensively for Northwest and Giorgio Estephan was much more of a factor in the period as well. Also impressive in this game has been Matteo Gennaro as mentioned earlier and Garrett Sutherland has also shown some good speed and work ethic. Edmonton South went up 2-1 on a Tristan Starzynski on a goal mouth scramble type of goal. Matteo Gennaro then tied it up for Northwest on a rebound after the initial shot by Jacobsen...Good work by Jacobsen resulted in the goal. The period scoring was rounded out by Quinn Greenly banging home a Giorgio Estephan rebound.
Time for a break!!! 9 hours of hockey is good for one day....I will be back later to update the scores, perhaps offer some more thoughts.
Edmonton South 26 Northwest 25