GSI, Souldiers Post Big Wins
Posted By: UUHAdood
Monday, November 30, 2009
TORONTO - The Gas Station Islanders and Wheatfield Souldiers emerged victorious from their respective games this past Saturday, and posted some significant numbers in the process.
In what turned out to be a lopsided exhibition contest vs. the Toronto Academy of Realist Art Maulsticks, the Isles established a new UUHA record by registering an astonishing 44 shots on goal, including 18 shots in the second period alone. Maulsticks goaltender, Mike Tadgell, managed to turn aside all but six of those shots, putting in an outstanding individual effort and picking up 1st Star of the Game honours in the process. GSI sniper Dominic Chartier netted four of the six goals for the winning side, locking up top spot on the UUHA goal-scoring leader board. Islanders forwards George Collins and Klint Davies also turned in multiple-point performances. And though only tested nine times, GSI goalie Sean Markle earned the shutout.
In the night's second contest, the Wheatfield Souldiers lit the lamp behind Parkdale Lads goaltender James Keast on seven occasions, earning the team enough points to move ahead of the Jokers for first place in regular season standings. Souldiers forwards Eric Toth, Mike Harkness and Rob Zifarelli accounted for the absence of offensive threats Kelly McCaig and Ken Hegan by each netting a pair of goals. Meanwhile, Lads rookie Don Lucey managed to bulge the twin behind goaltender John Sutton late in the 2nd period. Sutton, who was making his season debut in the Souldiers net, was later handcuffed by blistering point shot from Lads veteran Fil Freitas, whose water-bottle displacing bullet elicited verbal affirmation from both benches.
A closer contest than the scoreboard would suggest, the game also saw the Lads shake off the low-shot-count funk that has dogged the team of late. The final shot tally was 29 for the Souldiers and 19 for the Lads.