RECAP: Game 15 vs. Farmers (Feb. 16, 2015)
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Thu Feb 19th 2015 10:48am
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Team America (0-15-0-0, 7th place) fell behind early to the Farmers (11-3-1-0, 1st place) and wasn't able to recover en route to a 18-4 loss Monday night.
The loss equals Team America's biggest of the season and set a new season-high for goals allowed.
Thanks to first period goals from forward Chris Bixby and defenseman Jason Gaynor, the deficit was just three at the first intermission, but things unraveled quickly after that. Team America allowed 13 of the next 15 goals, including eight straight to close out the game.
Forwards Brendan Rose (2+0) and Ryan Evans (0+2) each had multi-point efforts in the loss.
RECAP: Game 14 vs. Warriors (Feb. 9, 2015)
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Tue Feb 10th 2015 10:06am
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Team America (0-14-0-0, 7th place) hung with the Warriors (8-5-1-0, t-3rd place) for half the game before tired legs befell the team yet again in a 16-2 throttling Monday night.
The loss was Team America's most lopsided of the season and set a season-high for goals allowed.
You wouldn't know it by the final score, but it was a one-goal game through the first period and a half. Skating with only two lines, though, eventually did Team America in. The Warriors pulled away in the last half of the game, scoring 13 unanswered goals. Forwards Ryan Evans (2) and Dane Espenson (3) scored for Team America.
RECAP: Game 13 vs. Summit (Jan. 21, 2015)
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Thu Jan 22nd 2015 9:05am
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Under odd game conditions, Team America (0-13-0-0, 7th place) was throttled by Summit (8-3-0-1, t-1st place), 11-1, Wednesday night in St. Paul.
There were some questions on whether or not the game would even count due to a miscommunicaton between the league and the rink about ice ownership, resulting in the game being shortened to a 17-minute first period and 30-minute running time second period.
Regardless, despite a close game last time out vs. Summit, Team America didn't come anywhere close in this one. Summit rattled off 11-straight goals to start the game before TA defenseman Mike Downs broke the shutout in the final minutes with his first goal of the season.
RECAP: Game 12 vs. Warriors (Jan. 11, 2015)
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Tue Jan 13th 2015 10:01am
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. - Two goals from forward Ryan Orth weren't enough against the Warriors (6-4-1-0, t-2nd place) Sunday night, as Team America (0-12-0-0, 7th place) dropped its 12th-straight, 8-3.
The Warriors jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period and never looked back. They never trailed in the game and out shot Team America, 47-32. Forward Tom Miskavige scored Team America's only other goal, reclaiming the team points lead in the process.
RECAP: Game 11 vs. Summit (Jan. 5, 2015)
Posted by: Ryan Evans on Tue Jan 06th 2015 10:30pm
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. - Team America (0-11-0-0, 7th place) played arguably its best game of the season, tying a season-high with six goals, but it wasn't enough to overcome Summit (6-3-0-1, t-2nd place) in a 9-6 loss Monday night.
Team America had high hopes for its first result of the season after tying the game at six halfway through the third period, but Summit was awarded a penalty shot moments after that, which shifted the momentum for good. Summit converted the opportunity and never looked back, tacking on a couple more goals after that to seal the win.
Goaltender Josh Harein came up with numerous big saves in the game to keep T.A. in the game, turning away 50 shots on the night. Forward Paul Lynch chipped in two goals to lead the offense.