On a roll
After a convincing weekend victory over top of the Edmonton Wizards, the Junior B Heat hit the road. It was an hour and a half of travel that saw the Heat arrive into LLoydminster. The Heat won 13-9 in Lloydminster on Wednesday. A Big third period helped propel the Heat to victory. This is the Cave Inspections Lakeland Junior B Heat post-game report.
A solid effort
The Heat scored four first period goals, while allowing four. They were down 4-2 in the late going of the first frame before scoring two goals to even things. The Heat gave up a powerplay goal in the period. Goals in the period for the Heat came courtesy Brae Howatt, Cole Kulczyski, Aaron Goulet, and Blake Smith.
The second period would see the Heat score three goals in the period. The Lloydminster Xtreme only managed to get one goal by the Heat goaltender Tyler Wareham. The lead was 7-4 after the second period of play. Tarras Hodinsky scored twice in the second, while Braden Dewhurst added the other tally.
In the third, the Heat exploded for six goals. Four of them came within the first ten minutes 0f the final period. Wareham was tested throughout the third period, but stood his ground only allowing four goals. Jaedyn Straychuk added two goals in the third. Quentin Truhn, Brae Howatt, and Cole Kulczyski scored the other goals.
“It was a good solid team effort, we had good ball movement. We were disciplined for the most part.” Darryl Hodinsky, who was behind the Heat bench for the game, said.
A win to stay perfect
The final score was 13-9 in favour of the Junior B Heat. They improve to 5-0-0 on the young season. Their next home game is Saturday, May 13.
“Lloydminster played really tight defence, which we haven’t really seen. It allows the team to pick and roll you like crazy. We’re going to work on that and show them next time that that defense doesn’t work.” Darryl Hodinsky explained.
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