Tigers pull away for 3-1 lead headed into third
October 7, 2012 Leave a comment
CC junior Archie Skalbeck banged in his own rebound with 8:41 left in the second period for an important insurance goal minutes after the visiting British Columbia Thunderbirds nearly tied the exhibition game.
As a result, CC leads 3-1 headed into the third period.
Courtney Lockwood made a huge glove save with 12:52 left in the second on a hard shot by Cole Wilson to preserve the lead despite UBC’s good chances. Later, Tigers defenseman Joe Marciano swatted a rebound out of the air in front of the CC net moments after a Thunderbird shot caromed off the post.
That bang-bang sequence drew a slashing penalty on Mike Boivin, but CC killed the subsequent power play, even generating a shorthanded chance that went off the post.
About two minutes later, Skalbeck’s goal came after a rush into the UBC zone by Charlie Taft, whose crossing pass to the junior wing set up his initial shot. Goalie Steven Stanford could not handle the shot and it came out for Skalbeck’s second chance.
Scott Winkler ripped a hard shot high glove side past backup Jordan White with 1:48 left in the second to make it 3-0. That promoted some hard feelings which led to retaliation penalties that put CC down 5-on-3 for 28 seconds. UBC’s Scott MacDonald took advantage of a rebound to make ti 3-1 headed into the final period.