Friday, November 16, 2012

Game Report: Kootenay 5 Brandon 3

KTN A. Vetterl (1) (J. Martin, K. O'Connor) 4:47
KTN J. Descheneau (4) (J. Leach) 6:57
KTN S. Reinhart (6) (B. Montgomery) 7:30
BDN J. Hawryluk (5) (T. McGauley, A. Bertaggia) 14:56
KTN C. Shirley (5) (J. Dirk, J. Descheneau) 16:24 (PP)

KTN K. O'Connor (3) (L. Philp, J. Leach) 2:20 (PP)

BDN R. Pulock (9) (E. Roy, T. McGauley) 6:43 (PP)
BDN A. Bertaggia (14) (T. Seaman) 9:23

Corbin Boes 11/15
Curtis Honey 16/17

Mackenzie Skapski 32/35

1. Alessio Bertaggia LW - Bertaggia was a madman tonight. Putting his body in harms way and desperate to make a play. Some plays were nifty and successful, others were thwarted and looked down right painful. Bertaggia was crashing net all nighy long, something that may not be wise considering his size and stature but one has to admire the heart and courage he played with to get his team back into the game. Bertaggia has a sneaky, quick trigger on his shot and blazed a trail up and down his wing.
2. Ryan Pulock D - The more I watch Pulock play, the more he continues to impress. A do it all type defender. Scores a goal on one end and shuts things down at the other, all while playing big minutes doing it. Pulock to a shot to the face late in the 2nd period, came back early in the 3rd to launch a bomb from the point for a powerplay goal. You can add gutsy to his long list of credentials. Was one of four players on the Wheat Kings to finish on the plus side of the ledger. For my money, should be the 2nd Dman drafted after Seth Jones in the 2013 NHL Draft.

1. Sam Reinhart C - Reinhart is such a rare blend of speed, hands and hockey smarts all wrapped into one package. 2014 Draft Eligible has emerged as the scoring leader for the Ice this season and should remain their leader as long as he is with the team. Chipped in with a goal tonight, has numerous other opportunities that he barely missed on. Reinhart, Jaedon Descheneau and Collin Shirley should form as the future for the Ice going forward. All 3 are dynamic scorers for that club.
2. Joey Leach D - Leach was dynamite tonight for the Ice on the backend. Broke up numerous rushes and chipped in with a couple of assists. Played a well rounded game tonight. Threw some hits, won some board battles and made good decisions with the puck. Depending on how the Ice improve or regress during the season, Joey Leach could become prime trade bait for one of the contending club as a 20 year old. A solid defender.

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