The St. Mikes Buzzers rolled into Lindsay on Halloween night, and they were full of tricks, not treats as they defeated the Muskies by a score of 4-2.
The first period was fairly evenly played. The Muskies may have had a slight edge when the teams were 5 on 5, but the first goal came at 13:10 with St. Mikes on a powerplay. It was Scott Tesky who beat Brett Chandler in the Lindsay goal from Luca Doctor, and Matt Pepler. Toward the end of the period the Buzzers got into some penalty trouble and the Muskies were able to get one past George Agriopoulos to knot the game at one. The goal was by Joey Vocino from Stuart Fierheller,, and Logan DeNoble and was scored at 18:50.
You make your own breaks they say and the Buzzers certainly caught one at 6:05 of the second. Ashur Elliot had the puck behind the Muskies goal, and whether it was on purpose or not, he flipped the puck over the goal, it hit Chandler in the numbers, and rolled into the goal. The lone assist on the go ahead goal went to Joseph Berton. From that point the Muskies play got a little sloppy as a number of giveaways occurred giving St. Mikes some good chances but Chandler held his own. Chandlers biggest stop came when he stood up nicely to block a shot on as two Buzzers broke in alone with nary a Muskie in sight.
The Buzzers very nearly went up by two early in the third on a power play but a goalpost denied them. The Muskies dodged that bullet and were able to draw even again on a power play of their own when Austin Eastman roofed one from in close. The assist went to Keegan Cairns. It wasn't long though till the Buzzers regained their lead though when Tesky was given a ton of space to walk around Chandler from in close. The time of that goal was 12:27. In the end it was another turnover in the Muskies end that sealed the deal when Elliot scored at 18:42 from Thomas Beretta and Berton.
“Chandler gave us a chance to win tonight but we lost our focus”, said Head Coach Dan west after the game. “When a team like St. Mikes gets a chance to lock down a win like that they're not going to let it go.”
The next action for the Muskies is Sunday afternoon at 2 pm when they travel to Whitby.