CONTRIBUTION · 22nd March 2012
The 4th round robin game for the Terracites seemed like a meaningless affair as the boys had already clinched first place in their pool. Facing a desperate Semiamhoo team that needed a victory to carry on in the tournament the boys came to play. One minute into the game Colten Stark was injured on a brutal hit from behind that raised the ire of the Terrace squad. To add insult to injury the player only received a two minute minor for boarding. Moments after the hit, a screened shot made its way passed Dion Johnston.
It took a few more minutes for the team to regain their composure when Freddie Mowatt converted a Keaton Gordon pass to tie the score. Colin (gee, that name sure rings a) Bell on a magnificent individual effort came out of the corner past two defencemen and out waited the goaltender before tucking the puck in into the far corner of the net. Then they scored a ‘highlight reel’ goal as Bell flipped the puck out of his zone nearly kissing two beams in the ceiling and over every opponent before landing at a charging Gordon's feet. He kicked the puck up to his stick and put it top shelf (where dad keeps the playboys). The period ended with Terrace holding the 3 to 1 lead.
The second frame was a strange one for the Terracians as it looked as though two goals were called back. Carter Shannon with his blazing speed, blew past two defencemen before firing it into the top corner. The referee believed the puck hit the crossbar. Only Carter knows for sure. Then Hunter (gatherer) Johnson put a rebound past the sprawled out Semiamhoo goaltender. It was called back as the official deemed the net was off its moorings. Some parents believe the official might have been off his moorings. Gordon then put the puck past the goaltender after Mowatt set him up from behind the net to make it 4-1 for the third time. This time it counted.
The Semiamhooians tried to make a game of it in the third adding one early to close the gap before Tanner Braid wired a wrister top corner from the top of the faceoff circle. Braid had a strong physical game.
Gordon completed the hatrick in the final 4 minutes after a tremendous rush by Eric Vandevelde who found Gordon alone in front. (Reminiscent of a young Albert Vandevelde who tore up the Dutch elite league in his youth, however his career came to an end unexpectedly as termites destroyed his wooden skates.)
Bell and Gordon led the way with 4 points each. Mowatt added 3 points. Mikey Denomme had a terrific game on the back end as he seemed to block a lot of shots and made great outlet passes. Dion Johnston picked up his second win of the tourney and was solid in the nets once again. Terrace now finds itself in the semi finals against Whistler tonight at 5 pm. Quesnel faces off against Powell River immediately after.
Comment by Tammy braid on 23rd March 2012
It is unbelievable how much Terrace support we have in the big city, thanks all for cheering with us!