Kestrels defeat Huskies in Clash of the Titans!
On June 4th, Kingston Kestrels hosted the Cardiff Huskies with both teams still undefeated.
The first period began ferociously with Matt Woollias (Kestrels) finding himself clear through but the shot crashed against the post. This was quickly followed by Paul Furber (Huskies) racing through but the Kestrels netminder superbly saved the shot! The game continued end to end and Tyler Christopher opened the scoring 1-0!
The Kestrels pushed back and finally Simon Berry replied with a superb long shot and it was 1-1! Then controversially Tony King threw his stick at Tyler Christopher when he was through for the Huskies. Penalty shot awarded! Tyler took the penalty shot but Ian Houlliston superbly saved for the Kestrels! Period 1 finished 1-1!
Period 2 carried on at a fast pace and Christopher scored again after a scrap near the Kestrels goal 2-1 Huskies! Matt Woollias didn’t look happy with this and he started pushing forward hitting everything in sight! Then an equaliser from Woollias 2-2! Soon after Christopher was through but Woollias cut him off with a head on clash. This hot headed behaviour caused a 2 minute penalty for elbowing! However there was a twist, as Woollias’ penalty ended Clarkson sent a pass forward, Woollias received and sent it back across to Clarkson! Smash! 3-2 Kestrels! Less than a minute later, Woollias found Clarkson again and smash! 4-2 the Kestrels had turned the game around! 4-2 Kestrels end of the second period.
Huskies came out fighting in the second and the superb Christopher was everywhere but Houlliston in the Kestrels goal thwarted him again and again. Then in the 35th minute Stephen Thomas crashed into Matt Woollias and was given 2 minutes in the penalty box. Kestrels made the Huskies pay and a PP goal from Clarkson 5-2 and his hat trick! Soon after, Christopher pulled one back fro the Huskies, a great show of skill and speed followed by a good finish 5-3! Game ends 5-3 to the Kestrels taking them to the top of the league!
Both teams played fantastic hockey and MOM awards were given to both net minders.