Redmen Young Guns Continue to Impress
Three goals for Shayne Jackson, three for Curtis Knight, one for Dan Lintner and first in Redmen uniform for Mark Cockerton. The Redmen weathered a second period storm by the Kodiaks who scored seven goals including two short handed in a six second span and took the 14-12 win to improve to 3-1 on this young season.
Zack Higgins was in the pipes for the Redmen while ex-Redmen goalie Steve “Chugger” Dietrich, behind the Kodiaks bench, selected his veteran Mike Poulin.
The home team set the tone as the Redmen were off to a 2-0 lead (Lintner and Knight on the goals) three minutes in to the game and lead 4-2 after the opening 20 minutes.
The second period would be a challenge for the Redmen as the Kodiaks reeled off seven goals including those two with a man down in an incredible six second span. The teams were knotted at nine with one frame of regulation time remaining.
Wayne Colley and Paul Stewart were able to rally the troops in the room and the message translated into Knight’s third with less than a minute off the clock. The Redmen added three more unanswered including a Jackson marker that saw him collect his own rebound and fire it home with two defenders draped on him. That put the Redmen up 13-9 and despite a late rally they were able to hold on for the 14-12 win.
Molson-Coors three stars: 3rd – Ryan Benesch with two goals and four helpers for the Kodiaks – 2nd – Mark Cockerton with a goal and three assists in his Redmen debut and – 1st- Shayne Jackson with three and four assists.
Redmen are off to Six Nations on Saturday and home to Peterborough next Wed at 8 pm.