Thursday, March 22, 2012

GAME 4: Wings 3 @ Mils 4 (OT) *With Audio*

The Millionaires let another 2 goal lead slip away, only this time, they were ones to end it in overtime, and tie the Sherwood Conference Final back up at two games each.

Colton Sanderson opened the scoring with his first point of the series just 1:48 into the first period, redirecting a Jesse Ross point shot on the powerplay.

Connor Lowe-Wylde banged home a rebound at 7:30 to tie it at one, and it stayed that way through 20 minutes. Mils' Coach/GM Jamie Fiesel put Russell Trudeau and Michael Desjarlais on a line with Lowe-Wylde, and they seemed to find instant chemistry, while rookie Allen Kilback jumped up on the top line with Ian McNulty and Jesse Mireau.

The Mils took another two goal lead when they scored twice in about 2:30 midway through the second period. After killing off another 5-on-3, Russell Trudeau stepped out of the penalty box, and Trudeau and Lucas Froese played give-and-go on a 2-on-1, and Froese finished off the short-handed marker. Shortly after, Brett Kipling wired home a one-timer to make it 3-1.

With 58 seconds left in period two, Sam Williams tipped in a Braden Kmita point shot to cut it to 3-2, and just after a Wings' third period powerplay expired, Keegan Bruce found himself wide-open in front, and chipped it over Blake Voth, who made a valiant effort to dive across the crease.

Single overtime would solve nothing, and it looked like double might not either, until Tyson Newell set up Mils' Captain Lee Christensen for a one-timer, and it appeared that his bullet went straight in. After looking at the tape, Ian McNulty did tip it home, for his team-leading 7th of the playoffs.

That ties the series at two, and means the SJHL Sherwood Conference Final is going at least six games. Game 5 goes tomorrow (FRI) night in Weyburn, with Game 6 now a sure thing, Saturday in Melville. 7:15 Pre Game Shows, Play-by-Play at 7:30 both nights.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic game by the Mills. Hope to get one back in Weyburn.

Anonymous said...

Phew, they won...but why is it so hard for them to stay out of the box??? They now have given Weyburn 29 power play opportunities through 4 games....that's nearly 25% of the series they have played shorthanded. They need to figure it out pretty quick or it is going to be their demise. It's great that they build up these two goal leads, but it's a moot point when you keep giving the other team power play chances to even it up.

Keep playing hard Mils, just stay out of the box!!!

Darcy said...

2 games for melville
1 game for weyburn
1 game for the refs

Kind of getting tired of playing $15.00 to see the refs think the fans are there to watch them & not the teams, same shit year after year
Yet them play hockey & call it the same through out the whole game

Anonymous said...

I would have to say good job reffing in Melville they could have called a lot in Ot, but they let them play calling only if they had too.So let's go Mils play hard stay out of the box and take one out of their barn Friday Go Mils Go

Anonymous said...

Yes and fill those seats this is playoffs guys I cannot believe there are so many empty seats thought the rinks would be packed with people, crowds are good but should be great. Maybe the next t wo games. I think the crowds will be less next round when Humbolt destroys whoever they play, no one wants to watch that except Humbolt