Redmen and Kodiaks Contest Ends in Thrilling 8-8 Overtime Draw
The Redmen took their 1-4 record on the road to KW tonight for a date against the Kodiaks. The Redmen featured a short but committed bench of 15 runners and welcomed Kiel Matisz and Jordan Houtby back to the line-up with more players scheduled to return soon.
The fans in the Waterloo Memorial Complex were treated to an exciting contest with the teams deadlocked at 7-7 after regulation and an 8-8 final after the obligatory full 10 minute overtime period.
The home side jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first frame. Local goaltender Mike Poulin gave his Redmen team a chance as he played well against his former Kodiak teammates with a shot count of 19-11 in favour of the Kodiaks after one. The Kodiaks scored with less than a minute on the clock for the two goal cushion.
Dan Ball scored on a great feed in the middle frame to get the Redmen back to within one goal. He was involved in some fisticuffs moments later and was given the chance for an early shower for his troubles. The Redmen clawed back to tie the game after the rough stuff was over. The Kodiaks got one on a strange bounce before Matisz got his first of 2015 for Brooklin to tie it up again. The teams traded goals to end the second period with a 5-5 tie, shots after two were 40 to 27 for KW.
An early power play for the Redmen to start the third did not produce a goal but after that penalty was over Mike Teeter scored his first of two on the night to give the Redmen their first lead at 6-5. The Kodiaks clawed back and scored twice in 30 seconds for the 7-6 lead. Both teams went on a scoring drought as the defenses and goalies played well. Brooklin calls a time out with 44 seconds on the clock and Poulin on the bench, Teeter would get his second on the night with nine seconds on the clock which sent the teams to a full 10 minute extra frame tied at 7-7.
The full regulation game was over in a very swift one hour and forty minutes. In the full 10-minute overtime, both defenses and goalies continued to play tough. The Redmen thought they may have won it as rookie Riley O’Connor scored with 33 seconds on the clock. A KW face off win led to a last drive for the home side and they made the most of it scoring with 3.6 ticks on the clock for the 8-8 final.
Redmen host the Oakville Rock on Wednesday June 17, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.