CONTRIBUTION · 21st March 2011
Terrace Bantam reps started off their tier 3 provincial journey with a hard earned tie in Smithers Sunday afternoon.
Whitehorse got on the board with a power play marker two minutes into the game. Ryan Roseboom replied for Terrace five minutes later after a couple of nice passes from Colin Bell and Keaton Gordon. Within a minute of Rosebooms goal Whitehorse added 2 more of their own on a nervous looking Terrace squad to take a commanding 3-1 lead.
Tanner Watt tipped in a Kenny Nordstrom shot from the point to close the gap while on a five on three man advantage. Logan Zaporzan picked up an assist on the play. Austin Turner evened the score for Terrace on a nice passing play with Watt and Jack Lofroth with only forty five seconds left in the frame to end a frantic first period. The scorekeeper must have had writers cramp after all the goals and a parade of penalties by both teams.
Both teams settled down in the second. While shorthanded midway through the second Turner chipped the puck past the defenceman and sped (like Dave Jephson driving the hockey bus through a school zone) down the wing and patiently delivered a saucer pass to Lofroth who tipped the pass into the net for the 4-3 lead. Terrace held the lead after 2.
Whitehorse playing their second game of the day showed no signs of fatigue in the third period. They had tied Whistler 4-4 earlier in the day. They tied the game up four minutes into the third. Terrace found themselves in the penalty box for good stretches of the third period. Turner, Lofroth and goaltender Thomas Bothello were outstanding killing off those penalties. The game ended 4-4. The Terrace Bantams have had a very strong year. They have won two tier 2 tournaments and have played consistently well all season.