The DHS Boys Hockey team fell to the Fort Frances Muskies in 2 straight games this weekend in the NorWOSSA finals.
On Friday night, the Eagles displayed a “never say die” attitude, battling back three times from deficits to send the game into overtime. Despite dominating the play in the Muskie end for most of the OT period, FF scored on a partial breakaway at the 15:23 mark of the first OT period. Zach Lake once again made some key saves in the game despite recording the loss. Goal scorers for the Eagles were Ryan Lobreau with two while Jared Stratford and Blair Dingwall added singles in the 5-4 OT loss.
“We had several golden opportunities late in the third to break the tie but sometimes the puck just doesn’t bounce your way and putting the finish on the game is tough.” said Coach Oltsher, “Our message to the boys before OT was to keep up the hard fore-check and to minimize their mistakes. It was unfortunate that FF capitalized on such a small error…but hey, that’s hockey.”
On Sunday, the Eagles just didn’t have the wheels to pull of the win. FF scored on the power-play twice in the game and added an empty net to win by a 3-0 margin.
“Their goalie played well, but we didn’t test him often enough. Our fore check wasn’t as good as it was on Friday and FF seemed to play a better defensive game this afternoon.” said Oltsher, “Despite this, our guys didn’t give up and they left it all on the ice. The coaching staff is very proud of our team and would like to congratulate them on a very successful season despite finishing in second place.”
Congratulations to both teams for your hard work and great seasons.
Good luck at OFSAA, girls!