Championship Hockey Game – Geckos vs. Camels

Six minutes into the game, the other team tallied first with a power play goal.  They scored again to open the second period and take a 2-0 lead.  A minute later, we were able to trim the deficit to one with a goal of our own.  But halfway through the 2nd period, the other team scored again, taking 3-1 lead.  With two minutes left in the second period, we were able to score and get within one goal again. 

Both teams battled hard in the third period, but the score remained 3-2.  With a minute and a half left in the game, we were left with no choice, but to pull our goalie in favor of an extra skater.  And the gamble paid off.  We tied it just seconds after pulling the goalie and forced overtime.  Neither team was able to score in the 5 minute overtime period, and the winner would have to be decided by a shootout.  Neither team was able to score in the first round of the shootout.  We scored in the second round of the shootout and our goalie was able to stop the other team’s shooter again.  So at this point, our championship hopes were in the hands of our 17-year old high school kid.  Score and we win, miss and the other team gets a chance to tie.  And was he ever clutch.  He buries the puck in the top-left corner of the net, giving us a thrilling come-from-behind victory.  Woohoo!  It’s been five years since I won a free t-shirt!  =P

Final Score:
Geckos 4, Camels 3 (SO)

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