POWER PLAY DOMINATION LEADS TO A CONVINCING STEELERS VICTORY
Written by Zach Clarke
The first period seemed like the Wolf Pack had the Steelers on the run, ending the period with over triple the Steelers shots (16-5). However, some truly inspiring goaltending from Steelers netminder Shayan Kermany and some excellent defensive shot blocks kept the score tied at 0.
When play resumed, it was the Steelers turn to dominate the game offensively. The Captain, Pettingale, breaking the scoreless tie in a 2-on-1. The Steelers then took a 2 goal lead on their first Power Play goal of the night, a puck in front of the net banged home by Johnson. North Van was quick to respond with two goals of their own, tying the game just 2 minutes after the Steelers took a 2-0 lead. But just before the buzzer, the Steelers rang up another Power Play goal, Johnsons’ second of the night, to give them a 3-2 lead into the 3rd.
An early breakaway for the Wolf Pack was initially saved by Kermany, but the rebound tucked in for a 3-3 game. After that, the Steelers were ready to show their offensive might once again, netting the next 2 goals, including one more by Johnson, giving him his first hat trick of the year. North Van wasn’t ready to give up, and clawed one back to make it 5-4, but the Steelers offence was red-hot and unrelenting. 2 more goals by the Steelers would put the game out of reach, and the final score would end 7-4. Steelers Power Play looked simply electric, as 4 of their 7 goals came on the man advantage.