New Season Off To A Good Start
Posted by: R Forbes on Fri Oct 27th 2017 11:16pm
With just five forwards and three defensemen - two of whom hadn't skated in over a season, it was a trial by fire for Bear Republic on opening night. Despite the short bench, the Bear Republic skaters showed some moxie, eking out a narrow 4-3 victory over the Wolves. Danny notched a Hat Trick, putting Connor McDavid on notice that he's not the only one who can score three in the season's first game. Aaron J aggravated Wolves forwards and defensemen all night with his puck handling, and sailed a gorgeous slap shot past a baffled Wolves goalie into the upper right corner.
After missing last season, Ben was back in fine form and showed no signs of rust from not having laced up the skates in a while. Arne was back as well, having missed all of last season due to injury. After whiffing on a couple of shots early on, Arne regained his form and made life miserable for the Wolves forwards.
Roy clearly confused ice hockey for pro wrestling and managed to get himself "excused" from the game late in the 3rd period after picking up his fourth penalty. Undaunted by the loss of a skater, everyone waived off any exhaustion to hold off the Wolves' desperate final - and futile, attack.
Larry preserved the win with some stellar play between the pipes, in what has become a routine and signature performance.
All in all, it was a great way to start the season, and we'll undoubtedly only perform even better with the full compliment of Bear Republic skaters. Skate smart. Skate hard. Bear strong.
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