LMHL Playoffs - Day 2
Written by: David Nicoletti
After an exciting first day of games at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA, day two of the LMHL Playoffs had arrived! Tonight, we would only witness one game one the schedule, as the number eight ranked Somerset Golden Eagles prepared to take on the number nine ranked Greater Johnstown Trojans for an 8:20 pm puck drop. The winner would move on to play the number one ranked Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers for a 7:50 pm game tomorrow night at the War Memorial.
The first 17 minutes would see both teams scoring a goal each, making it a 1-1 game. Somerset would take control of the shots early, and outshoot the Trojans 27-6 after one period.
After taking a too many men penalty, Somerset would go on to score a game leading breakaway goal to make it 2-1. The goal would be scored by Matt Bowser. Somerset would then be in more penalty trouble, as they would give Greater Johnstown a 5-on-3 man advantage. But the Golden Eagles would remain strong and kill off the penalties after a last second save.
Somerset would then go on to score the insurance goal late in the period, thanks to forward Jordan Love. Making it a 3-1 Golden Eagle game after 34 minutes. Shots on goal would be 44-11 for Somerset.
Somerset would then see themselves get into more penalty trouble, but it wouldn’t stop Jordan Love from scoring his second goal of the game shorthanded for the Golden Eagles. The Trojans would then eventually be sent to the box and make it an even 4-on-4 until the penalties were killed.
The game would then come to a close as the Somerset Golden Eagles would take it at a final score of 4-1. Final shots on goal would be 58-16 for Somerset.
That concludes day two of the LMHL Playoffs at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA. Tomorrow we will have two varsity games at the War Memorial to be featured. First, the second ranked Westmont Hilltop Hilltoppers will be taking on the seventh ranked Richland Rams for a 5:50 pm puck drop. Followed by a 7:50 pm game between the number one ranked Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers, and the number eight ranked Somerset Golden Eagles.