Series Recap: Lake Tahoe Icemen vs Seattle Totems

The Tahoe Icemen racked up another six points in their home series against the Seattle Totems.  The Seattle Totems weren’t able to force overtime in any games and went home empty-handed.

Friday 10/27/17    9 – 3 Tahoe Icemen

Tahoe came in hard in the first, but goalie Naoki Onodera (30) kept things tight, only allowing 1 goal on 25 shots.  Things seemed to go downhill for Onodera (30) in the second, and he was pulled after the goal at 7:44 after allowing 5 goals on 17 shots in favor of Garrett Willis (1).  Seattle goalie Willis (1) let in a quick one, but seemed to pull himself together and hold the Icemen off for the rest of the period.  He allowed 2 goals on 11 shots in the third.  Tahoe goalie Maximilian Haselbacher (30) had 27 saves on 30 shots, and even managed to assist one of Tahoe’s impressive 9 goals.  Philip Heisse III (22) had a hat-trick with two goals scored on the powerplay, one at even strength.  The game winner went to Gabel Longshore (40) at 12:26 of the second, only 14 seconds after the last goal.  Referee Gribble only called minors.  There were 8 minutes in penalties for Tahoe, 12 for the Totems.

Saturday 10/28/17    4 – 2 Tahoe Icemen

Tahoe skated onto the ice ready for action after their lopsided win the night before.  The Icemen scored two in the first.  Seattle decided to stick with goaltender Willis (1) on Saturday who kept things close, only allowing 4 goals on 44 shots from the Icemen.  The game was tied going into the third.  Tahoe goalie Thomas Spero (29) kept it at 0 in the first, but allowed 2 goals in the second.  The game winner went to Jackson Oleson (4) in the third with one minute remaining.  Referee Leonard only called minor penalties, 16 minutes on the Icemen, and 10 minutes on the Totems.

Sunday 10/29/17    6 – 2 Tahoe Icemen

It was smooth sailing for Tahoe on Sunday.  The Icemen scored first and the totems were never able to answer back.  The game winner went to Danylo Moroz (23) at 3:14 in the second period, he also had 3 assists. Artem Koziienko (19) had 3 assists as well.   Seattle goaltender Daniel Yockey (35) allowed 6 goals on 43 shots.  Referee Leonard was kept busy with penalties, 20 minutes to Tahoe including a 10-minute major, and 11 to Seattle including a 5-minute major.  Tahoe goaltender Wade Conlan (1) had 35 saves on 37 shots.

By Harper Dial

Western States Hockey League