Weekend Recap: Northern Colorado Eagles
via WSHL Staff
DALLAS SNIPERS VS. NORTHERN COLORADO EAGLES
Northern Colorado 3, Dallas Snipers 0
The Northern Colorado Eagles earned their first shutout since blanking the Utah Outliers in their first game of the season. This was an important road series for the Eagles who were looking to overtake the top spot in the Midwest-Mountain Division. They started off on the right track in blanking the Snipers.
Three different goal scorers lit the lamp for the Eagles with a goal in each period. Tyler Trombly (1G-1G), Brennan McFarland (1G), and Jeremy Landers Jr. (1G-1A) found twine in respective order and four other skaters had a point to open the series.
Marshall Murphy secured his second shutout of the season making 34 saves.
Northern Colorado 3, Dallas Snipers 1
This time it was the Snipers who scored first but they could not overcome the great work of Marshal Murphy for the second time in as many nights. Murphy stopped 32 of 33 shots to barely let the second shutout of the weekend slip. Two goals in the third period sealed the come-from-behind win for Northern Colorado.
Jacob Elik (1G-2A) scored three points and led all skaters while five other Eagles had points. Jesper Lundqvist (1G) scored the only goal for Dallas with Karsten Portell (1A) and Todd Thompson (1A) registering helpers.
Dallas implemented their game well in the first period after Lundqvist opened the scoring at 9:11 of the first frame. The teams went to the locker rooms with Dallas up 1-0 but the Eagles were able to respond at 8:24 of the second period rendering the game a stalemate.
Brennan McFarland (1G) and Cameroon Braun (1G) inspired the late game rally to push the Eagles to victory and overtake the top spot in the division.
Dallas Snipers 6, Northern Colorado Eagles 1
Alexander Aleshkin played phenomenally making 52 of 53 saves to backstop the Snipers, and registered an assist to avoid the sweep. Though the Eagle’s took two of three from them, Dallas had the final word in the last game of the season series with the biggest victory by margin.
Dallas rose to the occasion in the third period scoring four goals in the last frame. Arvidas Domeika (3A), Alexsey Syrotenko (2G), Bradley Richardson (2A), Leo Selitaj (2A), and Dmitri Khalin (1G-1A) all had multiple point efforts and four more Snipers totaled points in the win.
Reilly Quinn (1G) scored the single goal for the Eagle’s who was assisted by Cameron Braun (1A) and Eric Hildebrand (1A), the two additional scorers.
The first period always seems to be the battle of attrition when these two teams play and this night it was no different with Dallas opening on Syrotenko’s goal. Northern Colorado was able to dish out a response when Quinn found twine but could not find a spark despite putting 17 shots on net in the second. The Eagle’s continued to press and out chanced the Snipers who were more efficient in their scoring.
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