Al Clark’s CMA Eagles had a exciting weekend of hockey against the Gilmour Academy Lancers of Ohio. Saturday they finished in a 2-2 tie vs the Lancers, with Sunday’s game being a close game decided with 8 seconds left the hockey game for a 7-6 win.
“Some ties feel better than others. The Saturday one did not feel very good”, said Clark. “We dominated that game (shots were 39-13), we had a 2-0 lead, we gave up only 3 even strength shots against for the whole game, we outshot Gilmour 11-1 in the third and yet the final was 2-2. Despite the fact it was a very tame game, it ended up being a battle of special teams and we did not win that game Saturday.”
Power plays kept Gilmour Academy in the contest, CMA struggled until their final chance. As a matter of fact, it looked like it was going to be another very unsatisfying tie until Ryan Barry’s power play goal with 8 seconds left got the Eagles the win.
“Once again we had a significant territorial and shot advantage but could not shake Gilmour. They took advantage of their opportunities, including 3 power play goals on 5 chances. “Even though we (CMA) had two man advantages, we were able to capitalize on one of them.”, added Clark.
Some of the Nation’s best Prep Hockey is coming this weekend to CMA for the annual tournament. Things get started on Friday at the John W. Henderson Ice Arena.
1st period: Gilmour Academy
Gilmour Academy (PPG)
Tieg Alward (Phillips & Haygood)
2nd period: James McGing (Ledford)
Ryan Barry (Carroll)
Kyle Plageman (Terhar & Leblanc)
3rd period: Plageman (2) (Terhar & Leblanc)
Oliver Janzen (Ledford)
Barry (2) (Terhar & Carroll) (PPG)
Shots on goal: Culver 22-13-14 (49) Gilmour 7-9-6 (22)
CMA Goalie: Derek Shatzer: 54 minutes, 22 shots, 16 saves
Power Play: Culver 1 for 2 Gilmour 3 for 5