Lasalle was on a 3-game losing streak coming into tonight’s game. They were looking to get into the win column Wednesday night at the Vollmer Complex vs St. Thomas.
It was an action-packed game with lots of hits, penalties and goals! In the first period teams traded shots but St. Thomas struck first just 3 minutes and 39 seconds into the game. A couple minutes later the vipers were on the powerplay when Ferguson corralled the puck at the faceoff dot turned and fired it into the net tying the score at 1 a piece. On the play there was another penalty called so the vipers stayed on the powerplay. It only took 40 seconds for Pizzuto to find the back of the net from a slapshot from the point making it a 2-1 game for the vipers with 12:30 left in the first period. It took 12 minutes for St. Thomas to respond, they scored on the powerplay to make it all tied at 2 going into the second period. Shots in period 1 were in favour of Lasalle 14-12. In the second the Vipers started on the powerplay from a call that happened at the start of the period. It only took the vipers 1 minute to get on the board. Silverio buried it from the high slot on a pass from AJ Ryan and Pizzuto, vipers now led 3-2. 9 minutes later Dalpe gave a slick feed to AJ Ryan who buried on a one-timer it for his 28th goal on the campaign. Vipers now led 4-2. About 7 minutes later the same identical play occurred between Vorshuk and Chumley on a 2 on 1 where Vorshuk fed Chumley who buried the open one-timer making the score 5-2. Off to the third, vipers shorthanded, puck gets chipped up the boards past the defender and Carvalho gets sprung on a shorthanded breakaway who put it past the netminder making it a 6-2 game. 10 minutes later, Crevier fed Paradis from behind the net to the slot who made no mistake putting it past the Stars goalie making it a 7-2 game. The final shot count was Lasalle 38 and St. Thomas 27. Jackson Bernard played lights out stopping 25 of 27 shots on goal.
Your Vipers are off on a two-game road trip to Komoka (Feb 16th) and London (Feb 18th) and return back to the Vollmer for there final game of the season Wednesday Feb 20th vs Komoka! Puck drop at 7:00pm