The Premier Squad had to go to overtime today, but skated away victorious 5 – 4 in front of a faithful crowd.
The Monarchs struck first just under 7 minutes into the first period when Matias Alexandrov caught a pass from John Rynee who made it 1 – 0.
Owen Stacey even the score just two minutes later when he got the pass from Nico Rodrigues, who then drove down the stick side of the rink and got a couple close in shots against Timothy Young but was able to deposit one into the back of the net and made it 1 – 1. Matt Pelletier got the secondary assist.
Matias Alexandrov was able to make it 2 – 1 with just 3 minutes remaining on the power play when he was able to get one past Friedlander on the power play.
Oliver Cookson was able to tie it up just past the half way point of the game when Oliver Cookson set himself up for a pass from Timofey Basarab when Basarab received the pass from Matthew Tullo. Basarab slowed down enough to make Young commit to Basarab who then passed it off to Cookson who deposited it in the net.
Devin Rohrich was able to make it 3 – 2 just two minutes later when he got a pass from Tanner Hartman and was able to put it between Friedlander’s legs.
Sawyer Smith made it 4 – 2 when he got a pass from Tyson Springer just under 3 minutes into the 3rd period.
Andrii Levtuhkov started the swing of the momentum the Pics way just past the half way point in the 3rd period when he drove himself right in front of the net, and drew Young down and put the puck up top shelf making it 4 – 3. Stacey and Matt Pelletier got the assists on the power play.
Ryan Moorhouse tied the game up with just 2 minutes remaining in regulation when the Monarchs turned the puck over behind their own net and Moorhouse was able to get the puck, and evened up the game. Rodrigues and Stacey got the assists.
Nicholas Lopes ended the game with just over 2 minutes elapsed into the overtime period when he was able to finish up the save of the night from Friedlander, who was then able to get the puck off to Levthukov. Levthukov was then able to get the puck off to Julian Perino, who dished it off to Lopes who drove down the wing and went top shelf against Young.
Young stopped 30 out of 35 shots in the loss, making his record 2 – 1 – 1. Friedlander stopped 20 out of 24 shots in the win, making his record 2 – 0.