Steelers Weekly Recap
The Grandview Steelers were on the road to battle the 2022 PJHL Champions Langley Trappers paying a visit to the famed George Preston Arena. It was a see-saw battle that saw both teams score early in each of the periods as the Trappers secure the lead a minute and 46 seconds in. The Steelers responded with veteran Lucas Cox and Vincent Timperio combining to tie up the game in the first period. The Steelers briefly grabbed the lead scoring one minute and 21 seconds into the 2nd from Captain Alex Pettingale before conceding the tying marker about 4 minutes later. The Steelers didn’t get the quick start in the third, rather the Trappers take 3-2 lead 18 seconds in before Cox ties up the game just after the midway point. Overtime didn’t solve anything as both teams head to the shoot out where the Steelers were unable to score however the team salvage a single point in the contest.
Versus Delta Pre-Game Breakdown
The Steelers are currently third in the Tom Shaw conference with a 6-4-1-1 record for a respectable .583 winning percentage.
The Delta Ice Hawks are currently 2nd in the Tom Shaw and have the third best league record. Their offense has been red hot as of late scoring double digits in their last four outings. In the span of 9 days, the Ice Hawks have recorded 46 goals. The team strategy is to score early and often to beat their opponents into submission.
The Steelers did defeat the Ice Hawks the last time these teams met at the BWC, 1 of only 2 defeats the Ice Hawks have faced. The Steelers did drop a 9-1 decision on the road to the Ice Hawks for a 1-1 season record.
The battle started early as the Steelers didn’t get off to a great start conceding the opening goal just 5:35 into the game. The parade to the penalty box started mid way through the period which benefited the Steelers as they found the equalizer to tie it up at 1-1. Towards the end of the period, the score clock malfunctioned and both teams headed to the dressing room with about 15 seconds left.
The teams finished off the first period as the clock was fixed during the intermission before officially beginning the second period. The parade to the penalty box continued. The Ice Hawks displayed uber skill moving the puck and generating shots at will. The Steelers did a good job on the penalty kill however concede two power play goals with seconds left in the penalty. The Steelers did score on the power play later in the period to keep pace, only down by 1 after 40 minutes of play.
The floodgates open wide in the third as the Ice Hawks surge with two straight goals before the Steelers responded on the power play. The Ice Hawks made quick work to score the next two goals before the Steelers clawed back. The Ice Hawks put the final nail in the coffin with a short handed goal in the final minute.
Post Game and CCM 3-Stars
The Steelers registered 28 shots and the Ice Hawks recorded 45 shots.
The CCM #ALLOUT 3 Stars for tonight’s contest:
1. Ice Hawks #44 Henry Smith
2. Ice Hawks #9 Kyle Robinson
3. Steelers #71 Carter Demelo
The 3 Stars are brought to you by CCM.
The Week Ahead
The Steelers are scheduled for a home and home mini-series against the Richmond Sockeyes starting with a trip to Minoru Arena on Thursday night before returning back to the House of Steeltown Pride on Sunday.
It was a battle of special teams as the Steelers score 4 power play goals and still fall to the Ice Hawks.
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