The second game of the night is being played for third place between the third seed Tuck hosting the fourth seed Jacks. These two teams finished the season split apart by one point and Tuck could have finished higher had they not had to forfeit a couple games due to not being able to field teams during winter/spring break. The Jacks played solid hockey all season long and lost 7 out of their 10 games by 2 goals or less. These two teams split the season series 2-2 and look for this game to be close as well. If Tuck shows up with a full roster they will have the slight advantage and they will go on to win this game 4-2.
Jacks finish in third placeIn the consolation game we had the third seed Tuck hosting the fourth seed Lumberjacks. The game started out with the Jacks flying out of the gate to put pressure on Tuck who was missing their top two players, goaltender Dan Rosen and one of their top scorers Andrew Cox. It would take ten minute into the game when we would finally get the games first goal, the goal was scored by Jacks Sean Murphy with 5:20 remaining. The Jacks would keep the pressure on Tuck and go up 2-0 less then two minutes later on a goal from Jason Pelkey. The Jacks weren't done their as they would go up 3-0 on a goal from Tim Patten with 31 seconds left in the period as the Jacks dominated the first period.
First period: Tuck- Kremer 13 saves Lumberjacks: Pelkey- 5 saves
In the second period Tuck picked up its play after going down 3-0 after the first. Tuck's Conrad Trimbath would score the only goal at 13:13 mark in the period on a Jacks turnover. The period would end with the Jacks up 3-1 as the chances were even.
Second period: Tuck- Kremer 9 saves Lumberjacks: Pelkey- 8 saves
In the third period Tuck would pick their play up another level and get with in one goal as Conrad Trimbath would score his second of the night with 10:33 remaining in the period. Tucks Mark Rinaldi would complete the come back and tie the game at three with 2:50 left in the game. The game would end in a 3-3 tie and we would head to a shoot out as the third period was running time due to the championship game going to OT and a shoot out.
Thrid period: Tuck- Kremer 8 saves Lumberjacks: Pelkey 9 saves
The shootout goes as follows:
Tuck- Conrad Trimbath shot-SAVE Pelkey
Lumberjacks- Gary Laperle - SAVE Kremer
Tuck- Will Collins hits the post with his shot- NO GOAL
Lumberjacks- Jay Zanleoni skates in to deke loses the puck and starts to fall towards Kremer, moves to avoid the hit but the puck streaks trough his 5 hole- GOAL (this will go down as the weirdest shoot out goal EVER)
Tuck- Shawn Curley- skates in take a shot- SAVE Pelkey
The Jacks have won the consolation game and taking home 3rd place! It should be noted that even though Tuck did not make it to the finals this year they have won the last three Whalen cup championships, a UVHL record!
|Rinaldi, Mark ||1||0||1|
|Pelkey, Jason ||1||1||2|
|LMJ||05:20||Goal||Murphy, Sean(10)||assists: McGee, Jordan(28) Lunt, Loren(9)|
|LMJ||03:45||Goal||Pelkey, Jason (1)||assists: Patten, Tim(16) , (8)|
|LMJ||00:00||Goal||Patten, Tim(27)||assists: Pelkey, Jason (1) |
|TCK||13:13||Goal||Trimbath, Conrad(5)||assists: none|
|TCK||10:33||Goal||Trimbath, Conrad(6)||assists: Tonelli, Alex(3) |
|TCK||02:50||Goal||Rinaldi, Mark (3)||assists: Tonelli, Alex(4) Pericak, Chris(5)|
|TCK||1||Trimbath, Conrad||SAVE BY Chris Pelkey|
|LMJ||2||, ||SAVE BY Alexander Kremer|
|TCK||3||Collins, Will||SAVE BY Chris Pelkey|
|LMJ||4||, ||GOAL Scored on Alexander Kremer|
|TCK||5||, ||SAVE BY Chris Pelkey|