The Grandview Steelers appears to have some trouble on the road this week. The Steelers offense was in full flight last week scoring 6 at home against Delta Ice Hawks. The second half of the home and home was the complete opposite as the Steelers give up goals in bunches in a losing effort. The Steelers had a date in Port Moody to battle the Panthers. The see-saw battle saw both teams trade goals, however it was the Panthers scoring last to secure the 2 points.
Tonight, the Steelers battle the White Rock Whalers on the back half of a back-to-back set. The Whalers are coming off a brilliant season last year, however have struggled with a 1-4 record to start the season.
Playing just 24 hours later, the Steelers started the game flat footed and give up a 2-0 lead to the Whalers who were playing with size and speed. The Steelers give up a goal just 90 seconds into the contest and another just after the midway point of the period.
After the Steelers regroup in the intermission, the Steelers came out determined to get back into the game. The Steelers get on the board making quick work on a 2 man advantage to cut the lead in half. Late in the period, veteran Steelers defenseman Adam threads the needle to find the equalizer goal.
It was gloom and doom to start as the Steelers give up a goal 54 seconds in as Whalers Svendson scores his second. It gets worst as the Steelers take a penalty to go down a man a minute later. However, the momentum changed as Bandesha scores a short handed goal to bring it back to even. The Steelers surged ahead with a power play goal to go up 4-3 before the Whalers capped off the period to tie the game at 4 to extend the game into bonus hockey territory.
In overtime, both players definitely had their chances but both goaltenders stood tall to push the game to the shootout. The Steelers get the only marker in the 6th round to defeat the Whalers and pick up the extra point.
The Steelers outlast the Whalers in a barn burner here at the House of Steeltown Pride.
The Steelers registered 35 shots and the Whalers recorded 27 shots.
The CCM #ALLOUT 3 Stars for tonight’s contest:
1. Steelers #17 Dylan Narduzzi, 3 assists
2. Steelers #71 Carter Demelo, 2 goals
3. Whalers #19 Chris Fortems, 3 assists
The 3 Stars are brought to you by CCM.
The Steelers are off to face the Abbotsford Pilots on Thursday before hosting the Mission City Outlaws on FUNDAY Sunday!
The Steelers score last in a shootout with the Whalers at the House of Steeltown Pride.
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