After a busy opening week, the Grandview Steelers had a week full of practice to prepare for this home and home series against the Delta Ice Hawks.
The Steelers are coming off an overtime lost against the Chilliwack Jets where they scored the tying game just before the end of the third to salvage a point. The Ice Hawks will be full of confidence coming off a 9-1 dribbling against the North Vancouver Wolf Pack.
The well rested Steelers could have been sponsored by Red Bull as they came out flying with lots of pressure giving no time or space to the Ice Hawks. Steelers Demelo was able to catch the Ice Hawks flat footed to break in all alone but couldn’t open the scoring however Timperio followed with a second effort to dig the puck into the net. Moment later, it couldn’t have been a better start, as Captain Pettingale breaks in on an odd man rush and with some apple sauce, Chelico shovels it in to double their lead. Late in the period, the Ice Hawks give up another odd man rush to Demelo and Timperio who made no mistake with a one tee for Timperio’s second of the game. The Ice Hawks did find an answer to solve Kermany to get on the scoreboard. Towards the end of the period, the Ice Hawks take a penalty to give the Steelers the man advantage to start the 2nd.
The Steelers continued their strong play during the first half of the middle frame. After a tireless effort on the penalty kill, Adams steps out of the box and was gifted the puck to break in offensively. Adam played a well aim shot into the pads to produce a rebound to Pero who made no mistake in the wide-open net to go back up by 3. The whole period wasn’t rosy as the Ice Hawks hemmed the Steelers in their own zone shift after shift for the last five minutes of the period however, Kermany and the Steelers kept them off the scoresheet.
In the third period the Ice Hawks kept the Steelers on their heels with opportunities with the man advantage to get back into the game however Kermany and the Steelers put up the fort. The Steelers add a late empty net goal to put the final nail in the coffin.
The Steelers offense clips the Ice Hawks and pick up the 2 points.
The Steelers registered 27 shots and the Ice Hawks recorded 38 shots.
The CCM #ALLOUT 3 Stars for tonight’s contest:
1. Steelers #21 Max Chelico, 2 goals and 2 assists
2. Steelers #30 Shayan Kermany, 38 saves, victory
3. Steelers #8 Vincent Timperio, 2 goals
The 3 Stars are brought to you by CCM.
Both teams will hit the alt+ctrl+del button to reset and do it all over again on Tuesday night in Delta.
The Steelers offense scores in bunches to defeat the Ice Hawks at the House of Steeltown Pride.
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