Monday, May 20, 2013

Newtown vs. Six Nations

After the cancellation of Friday night's away contest, the Golden Eagles only had one game to focus on for the weekend.  The Six Nations Slash crossed the border to meet the NGE on the Gil Lay turf at 7pm Saturday night.  

The first period opened with a few uneventful possessions by each team as both squads briefly struggled to find their rhythm on offense.  The Slash opened the scoring with a two on one breakaway but would not maintain the lead long.  Newtown found the net on two breakaways of their own as Jake Davis (1,0) and Linden Stevens (1,4) both capitalized on outlet passes starting in the defensive end.  New transfer Chancey Hill (3,2) added the first of his three, Tyler Strassburg (2,1) added one, and Ryan Maciaszek (1,1) capped off the period with a hidden ball trick goal that had the defense expecting a pass from goalie Neil Schindler (0,1) as the ball hit the net. The first ended 5-3 Newtown.

The Golden Eagles started the second period on the power play and made quick use of it as Drew Stevens (2,1) buried from in tight after some tic-tac-toe passing from the man up unit.  Brian Stevens (1,4) added a goal on an outside shot and Lyle Stevens (2,0) scored the first of his two breakaway goals. Kori Halftown (2,1) added one of his two to the total and Bobby DeFreze (3,3) found the net twice in the period, the second coming on a behind the back shot off a feed from Preston Lay (0,4). They led 13-8 at the final intermission.

In the third period Newtown would hold steady and allow only two goals.  Hill and DeFreze each capped off their hat tricks and defender Josh Kacprzak (1,2) added his second breakaway tally of the season while Lyle Stevens added his second of the game. In the final minutes the NGE controlled the tempo, satisfied with their 19-10 victory and no injuries or suspensions.

The Golden Eagles look ahead to a road double-header weekend as they will face Buffalo Creek at 8pm Friday and then travel east to meet Rochester at 3pm Sunday.                      

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