PHOTO CREDIT JUSTINA YOST
Last weekend the JRFlyers were on the road. Both games were against teams that the JRFlyers saw at the Showcase. Saturday was against the Total Athletics Seahawks, and Sunday they took on the Walpole Express.
Saturday vs Seahawks
The JRFlyers got off to a good start as Martinez fired a shot from the slot that beat (G) Collett giving the JRFlyers the 1-0 lead. The Seahawks would respond with two goals in three minutes. Radevich would tie the game 2-2 while crashing the net and sending in the rebound. Near the end of the 1st period the Seahawks would again strike and score twice on (G) Stenberg and end the period with a 4-2 lead. In the 2nd period the penalties began to stack up. Despite numerous chances the JRFlyers were held off the board and still trailed 4-2 to end the 2nd. The Seahawks extended their lead early in the 3rd making it 5-2. The JRFlyers responded with a power play goal by Kyle Harris as they inched closer and it was a 5-3 game. The comeback would fall short and the Seahawks would add one more goal to win 6-3.
“We came out pretty good and we were even with them. Penalties killed us during the game, and we had to play catchup the whole time.” Kyle Harris
“It was nice to get the offense going and the game was back and forth. We found ourselves in penalty trouble, and they took advantage.” Platt
Sunday vs Express
The game started off fast paced but it was late in the period when the scoring started. The Express would send two goals by (G) Stenberg in the final three minutes for the 2-0 lead. In the 2nd period the Express would add a power play goal and another late period goal, and the JRFlyers were down 4-0. The Express would score their final goal in the 3rd and the JRFlyers would suffer a 5-0 shutout loss.
“The are a top team in the league and we started off well against them. We traded chances with them but kept giving up goals late, and that hurt us.” Platt
This weekend is one of the biggest for the JRFlyers as they are looking to stay in the playoff hunt. It is the final homestand of the year with three games coming up. Saturday and Sunday the JRFlyers take on the Connecticut Oilers (12-27-3 27pts), and Monday is a makeup game against the New York Bobcats Bobcats (4-31-3) due to the snow back in January. Last time the JRFlyers met the Oilers in Connecticut and suffered back to back overtime losses of 4-3. The Oilers are coming off a weekend where they were swept by the Philadelphia Revolution losing 5-0 and 7-1. In the three previous meetings with the New York Bobcats the JRFlyers have won 8-1 / 2-1 OT / 5-2. The Bobcats are on a 12 game losing streak and will take on the Wilkes Barre Scranton Knights on Friday, and the Connecticut Roughriders on Saturday. The JRFlyers are also on a 12 game losing streak and are 9-26-6 for 24 points. They are on the outside looking in, but this weekend could be a big swing as only nine games remain in the season.
“This weekend is huge for us, especially against the Oilers. We can get three win this weekend if we do all the little things right,and play our game. We need to play hard, physical, and play fast to get in the win column this weekend.” Kyle Harris
“These games are huge. We are right behind the Oilers and we need to sweep the weekend against them. Then we play the Bobcats and that’s another must win game. We are getting ready this week and will be fired up come this weekend.” Platt
Saturday vs Oilers 8pm
Sunday vs Oilers 11am
Monday vs Bobcats 12:45pm
By: Joe Sindoni
Director of Broadcasting
Play by Play Annoucer
Tag(s): EHL Team