Reno Pond Hockey took on Dough Boys in their last game. It was game two of the RIAL Summer 2022 season. The game took place on June 16th, 2022 at 9:15PM. The game was at Reno Ice.
Reno Pond Hockey was coming off of a 0-4 loss to Slappy Gilmores. Reno Pond Hockey was 0-1-0. Reno Pond Hockey sat in 5th place in the D-League standings. Dough Boys were coming off of a 5-0 win against the Guardians. Dough Boys were 1-0-0. Reno Pond Hockey had not played the Dough Boys prior to this game.
Reno Pond Hockey dew a powerplay early but couldn’t capitalize on it. Just over half way through the first period Reno Pond Hockey would score. Dough boys would fail to clear the puck out of the slot. Reno Pond Hockey would get it and find the back of the net. The goal was scored by #28 Zac Seidemann. It was unassisted. The Dough Boys would tie it up about 5 minutes later. They got the shot off in the slot and scored. The Dough Boys would score again with a little over 2 minutes to go in the first period. Reno Pond Hockey failed to clear the puck out of the zone. Dough Boys were able to get the shot off in front of the net. The goal was disallowed due to goaltender interference. One of the Dough Boys was on top of the goalie as the shot was going in. The score was tied at 1-1 at the end of the first period. Neither team scored in the second period. Reno Pond Hockey would take the lead with less than 2 minutes left to play in the game. The Dough Boys again didn’t clear the puck from the slot. Reno Pond Hockey got it wrapped it around and scored. The goal was scored by #24 Tyler Noblit. It was unassisted. The Dough Boys immediately called a time out. Then the scored the luckest goal I have seen in a while. The puck ended up loose on the side of the net. The Dough Boys got the puck. They took a shot almost on the goal line. It hit both posts and went in. Tie game with 1 minute 47 seconds to go. With 47 seconds to go the Dough Boys failed to clear their zone after the puck was carried up the board by one of their players. Reno Pond Hockey steals the puck. Comes down the wing. Takes the shot from the right of the goalie at the faceoff dot. It goes in. Reno Pond Hockey takes the lead with 39 seconds to go. I believe the goal was scored by #19 Brent Cordell. It was unassisted. The game ended in a 3-2 Reno Pond Hockey victory. It was the first win for Reno Pond Hockey in the RIAL since December 1, 2022. This snaps a 15 game losing streak.
It was a good team effort. It was a really close game. It got really exciting towards the end of the game. Reno Pond Hockey had moments where they were putting a lot of pressure on Dough Boys. They were getting a lot more offensive zone time. Close games are good. They really help teams figure out what they need to work on. As the game went on, back checking became a small issue. Tightening up in the slot is also we need to work on moving forward. I am happy we won. I’m proud of our guys. I am hoping we can carry this momentum into our next game.
#28 Zac Seidemann scored the first goal. #24 Tyler Noblit scored the second goal. #19 Brent Cordell scored the game winning goal. All of the goals were unassisted. All of the goals came off of steals. There was one 2 minute penalty in game given to the Dough Boys.
Stats were not published on the league website