Series Recap: Tahoe Icemen vs West Sound Warriors at Washington
Friday 3/2/18 8 – 2 Tahoe Icemen
The Icemen took their time Friday night. They were down a goal at the first and second intermissions, but took off in the third, scoring seven unanswered goals. The game winner went to Paul Frys (14) at 15:50 in the third period. Icemen goalie Tommy Spero (29) made 16 saves on 18 shots to give Tahoe the win. Warriors goaltender Brian Eisele (35) did well in the first and second blocking 20 of 21 shots, but lost it in the third, allowing 7 goals on 17 shots. Penalties were low, 12 minutes for the Icemen, and only 4 minutes for the Warriors.
Saturday 3/3/18 9 – 3 Tahoe Icemen
Saturday saw a continuation of the scoring from the third period the night before. The Icemen scored 5 goals before the Warriors made it onto the board. The Warriors came back in the second, scoring three in a row, but couldn’t keep it going and Tahoe scored another four before the game ended. The game winner went to Mitch Hunt (20) at 18:12 in the second period. Icemen goalie Wade Conlan (1) made 23 saves on 26 shots. West Sound started goaltender Brian Eisele (35), but pulled him in the second in favor of Robbie Brennan (44), between the two, they’d allow 9 goals on 42 shots. Things were a bit less cordial Saturday and the Icemen took 42 minutes including a 2 and a 10 for Easton Easterson (9) for head contact, and a 2 and a 10 for Gabel Longshore (40) Unsportsmanlike conduct. The Warriors took 26 minutes in penalties, including a 2 and a 10 for Tyler Perry (26) for head contact.
Sunday 3/4/18 9 – 7 Tahoe Icemen
Sunday looked like another blowout for Tahoe. The Icemen scored 5 goals in a row before the Warriors made it on the board with under a minute left before the first intermission. The second period saw a major shift with the Warriors bringing the score back with three more goals. Tahoe would score one before the second intermission to keep a two-goal lead on the Warriors going into the third. The third period saw the Warriors make it a one goal game, but couldn’t hold off the Icemen, who kept up and took the win in regulation. The game winner went to Paul Frys (14) at 2:38 in the third. Warriors Dmitri Munirov (11) scored a hat-trick. Icemen goalie Wade Conlan (1) made 22 saves on 29 shots and earned the win in his last regular season game with the Icemen. Robbie Brennan (44) started the game for West Sound, but was pulled in favor of Brian Eisele (35) in the first, between the two they would allow 9 goals on 39 shots. Penalties were close, with 18 minutes for the Icemen and 19 for West Sound, including a 5-minute major to Warrior’s Ethan Cooney (2) for cross-check.
By Harper Dial