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UPPER VALLEY HOCKEY LEAGUE

October 25th, 2016 - 9:25PM
Union Arena - Woodstock, VT
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Game ID: 1154

In the second game of the night we have Tuck hosting the Gamblers. Tuck comes into week two off a 6-4 win over the Jacks, mean while the Gamblers are coming in off a 7-2 thumping by the Blues.  Both teams were ready to play tonight as we had fast pace back and forth action for the whole first period, it was the Gamblers who would go up 1-0 on a Topo LaCroix goal with 36 seconds left in the period.  Tuck's Colin Farr would end the period with 13 saves and the Gamblers Ryan Van Schoick would have 15 saves. 


In the second peroid the Gamblers continued to build off the late goal in the first as Max Woods would put the Gamblers up 2-0 at the 13:35 mark in the second.  After the second goal Tuck dug deep and keep working hard, which would eventually pay off as Emmanuel Vezia would make the score 2-1 with  6:12 left in the period. Tuck continued to pressure the Gamblers and it forced them to take a penatly. With Tuck on the power play, they would not let the opportunity pass them by as Shawn Curley would let a twisted wrister go from the point that would tie the game at 2 with 4:47 left in the period.  With the score tied at 2 Tuck kept the pressure on the Gamblers forcing them to take another undisciplined penalty with 3:24 left in the period. Just like on the first power play Tuck was able to capitalize on the second power play on a goal from Craig Switzer with 1:51 left in the period to put Tuck up 3-2.   The period would end with Tuck leading 3-2 after scroing three unanswered goals in the second. 


In the third the Gamblers would settle down and the game was back an forth with chances, however Tuck's Farr was focused in the third and wouldn't let anything in. The Gamblers pulled the goal late in the third but still couldn't score with a 6 on 5 advantage, Tuck's Mark Rinaldi would put Tuck up 4-2 with his empty net goal with 1:19 left in the game. Tuck win's this game by the score of 4-2 putting them tied for first place in the standings with the Blues at 2-0 meanwhile the defending champion Gamblers are 0-2 and in last place.

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