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Victory Honda (mm) uses shootout to best Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm), 5-4 (1-0 SO)

Troy Sports 2    Sat, Dec 06, 2014

Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as Victory Honda (mm) defeated Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm) in a shootout 5-4 (1-0 SO).

The two teams needed eight turns to complete the shootout.

Victory Honda (mm) came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Victory Honda (mm) fell behind 3-1 after a short handed goal by Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm)'s ADAM GOODSIR at 11:59 in the second period. Victory Honda (mm) knotted things up at 4-4 on a goal by Giovanni Carabelli at 15:25 in the third period.

Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm)'s power play was ineffective against Victory Honda (mm)'s penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.

Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm) was unable to stop Victory Honda (mm) from sending pucks towards the net, and Victory Honda (mm) eventually piled up 50 shots on goal. Victory Honda (mm)'s normally stingy defense allowed more goals than usual. Victory Honda (mm) gives up 1.7 goal per game. Victory Honda (mm) was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 46 penalty minutes.

Victory Honda (mm) was helped by Cade Robinson, who had one goal. Robinson scored 17:37 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm). Victory Honda (mm) also had goals scored by Andy Nedeljkovic, Luke Boka, and Chase Danol, who scored one goal each. More assists for Victory Honda (mm) came via Brandon Puricelli, who had two and Joshua Wildauer and Brendan Cherwalk, who contributed one each.

Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm) forced Victory Honda (mm)'s goaltenders to work all game long, totaling 88 shots and forcing 84 saves. Jacob Laurain made 51 stops and Kyle Keyser made 33. Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm)'s defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals. Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm) could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 18 minutes in penalties during the game.

Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm) was helped by ERIK NILSSON, who had one goal. NILSSON scored on the power play 14:11 into the first period to make the score 1-1. An interference penalty on Ronald Attard had put Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm) on the power play. Carabelli provided the assist. Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm) additionally got points from Carabelli, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Drew Hunter also scored for Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm). In addition, Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm) received assists from ANDREW ANDARY and PAUL BRYER, who each chipped in one.

Victory Honda (mm) registered one goal on three power play opportunities. ALEC ROYE made 45 saves for Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (mm) on 49 shots.