Pterodactyls started the night off strong keeping the Hooligans stuck in their own zone and going on an early power play. Even though they could not convert on the man up, Adam Crandall took the puck end to end, going back hand to fore hand and scoring to put the Pterodactyls 1-0 up. The tall left handed forward took the puck down the right side, split the D, then finished the play with a beautiful deke goal. We finish the first with the Pterodactyls leading 1-0. Hooligans must try to find a way to score going into this second period.
Hooligans started off the second period strong keeping the puck in the opposing zone. Finally, #21 James Bishop finds the back of the net four minutes into the period and then scoring again a minute later to giving the Hooligans a 2-1 lead. The Pterodactyls failed to keep the same energy and legs they had in the first. Pterodactyls Crandall comes up big with another pretty goal deking the defenseman coming down the left side this time, cutting to the net to go forehand backhand to level things up at 2-2. Forwards James Bishop and Adam Crandall have really taken this game into their own hands scoring twice for their respective team. Late in the second, Pterodactyls #23, a fellow Saint Joseph Metuchen Alum, Kyle Argent rang a wrister off the crossbar but failed to score. Teams would head into the 3 rd period of play tied at two.
Hooligans start off the final period strong with forward Daniel Maus scoring off a feed from Leong. The Pterodactyls would kill that lead quick tying it at three 30 seconds later at 12:09 in the period. Scoring the goal #8 Smondyrev, assisted by #24 Billy Webster. A little over a minute later, Pterodactyls goal scorer Crandall completes the hat trick with another beauty of a goal to put his team up by one. Hooligans trailing 4-3 with nine minutes left to play. With three minutes left in the game Hooligans forward #83 Daniel Maus receives a 4- and 10-minute penalties giving the Pterodactyls a 5-4 for the last minutes of the period to put the game away. Pterodactyls win 5-3. The Buffalo Wild Wings Man of the Match goes to Pterodactyls #2 Adam Crandall for his three goal performance tonight.
Date: September 25, 2019
Venue: Protec Ponds Ice Center