Reno Pond Hockey took on Flop in their last game. It was game two of the RIAL Spring 2022 season. The game took place on March 13th, 2022 at 9:00PM. The game was at Reno Ice.
Reno Pond Hockey came into this game after a 1-6 loss to Slappy Gilmores. Reno Pond Hockey was 0-1-0. Reno Pond Hockey at in 9th place in the standings. Flop were coming off of a 0-5 loss against Black Ox. Flop were 0-1-0. They were in 10th place. Reno Pond Hockey had not played Flop yet. Flop is a new team this season.
Flop scored the first goal of the game. The score was 0-2 after the first period. Flop would come out and score on their first shift of the second period. With 15 minutes left in the second period, #25 Ethan Crisp would score his first ever goal for Reno Pond Hockey. He would win the faceoff to the left of the goalie. He put it on net. The goalie wasn’t ready for it and it went in. The score after the second period was 1-4. Reno Pond Hockey scored again under 2 minutes into the third period. Off the draw #8 Marty Harsin got the puck and took a shot. His shot went in. #8 Marty Harsin got the goal. #22 Casey Dowing got the assist. The score at that point was 2-4. The final score would be 2-6.
To start out our goalie was in Mexico the day of the game. Which was fine we knew about this ahead of time. Unfortunately though our backup goalie was unavailable to play. We ended up getting a goalie last minute. Reno Pond Hockey’s top two scorers were also unavailable for this game. Those two things probably effected the outcome of the game the most. Flop didn’t seem like anything Reno Pond Hockey couldn’t compete with. This game just came down to Reno Pond Hockey having a short bench playing against a team with a full bench. Flop only had a couple of players better than the guys who played for Reno Pond Hockey in this game. Flop didn’t back check. They did a lot of cherry picking. It would have been a completely different game if either #17 Jake Jacobson or #71 Dominic Hyer would have been their. Reno Pond Hockey is going to struggle to win games without #35 Clint McCoy, #71 Dominic Hyer and #17 Jake Jacobson. #35 Clint McCoy does a lot to give Reno Pond Hockey a fighting chance. #71 Dominic Hyer and #17 Jake Jacobson give Reno Pond Hockey the advantage they need to win. Reno Pond Hockey drops to 0-2-0 to start the season. They have allowed 12 goals in two games. It’s still early in the season. There is still plenty of hockey to be played. There is no reason to be concerned at this point in the season. If we end up being 0-4-0 or 0-5-0 then there is need to be concerned. At this point all Reno Pond Hockey can do is keep training and pushing for better results.
#25 Ethan Crisp scored an unassisted goal. #8 Marty Harsin scored with an assist from #22 Casey Dowing. Reno Pond Hockey did not get any penalties.
Stats were not published on the league website
Reno Pond Hockey vs Black Ox | RIAL
Location: Reno Ice