Souldiers' Power Play Comes Alive
Posted By: uuhadood
Sunday, February 13, 2011
TORONTO - The Wheatfield Souldiers defeated the Humiliation by a score of 3-1 on Saturday night, extending the victors' winning streak to eight straight games. The Souldiers, who picked up an additional half point by going penalty-free on the night, currently trail the league-leading Jokers by a mere half point. The Jokers, who are scheduled to see action next Saturday, Feb. 19 vs. the Parkdale Porcupines, have a game in hand over their second-place rivals.
Souldiers captain Chuck Molgat opened the scoring near the end of the 1st period, one-timing a deflected point shot from blueliner Rodney Merchant past Humiliation goaltender Chris Sanagan. That goal came on the power play with veteran Humiliation sniper Luke Moretti serving a tripping minor. Eric Toth potted the second goal of the night less than two minutes later, converting a passing play from linemate Mike Harkness and defenceman Joey Serlin. Souldiers forward Brad Sveistrup, meanwhile, tallied late in the 2nd frame, this time with Humiliation rookie defenceman Mike Craig in the sin bin. Sveistrup (now the league leader in power play goals) was fed on the play by Kelly McCaig and Mike Wilk.
The Humiliation got on the scoreboard with just 49 seconds remaining in the game, and with the net empty for an extra attacker. Paul Morris hooked up with Moretti and Mike Thompson (the storied "MTM Line" of season's past) for the shutout-busting tally, which served to stop the clock by reducing the goal differential to two. The Souldiers, however, were able to get possession off the ensuing faceoff, and maintain it long enough to prevent any additional Humiliation scoring opportunities.