Jokers 3 Game Win Streak Snapped
The Jokers of Doom took a nice 3 game winning streak into a tilt with the 0-2 Tomahawks. The Jokers quickly went down 1-0 at 7:13 of the first period on a goal by Frank Conaci. Clearing the zone was a continued problem for the Jokers all game long and it resulted in being down by a goal and out shot 10-8 after one period. In the second the struggles continued but the Jokers were able to tie the score and a backhander by Kevin Laprade assisted by Frank Melillo. The tie would be short lived as only 8 seconds later the Tomahawks threw a long wrist shot at the net and found pay dirt. The period would result in 1 goal for each squad. In the final period both team had some decent chances including a stellar save by Jokers goalie Andy Pettola miraculously covering up an open net. With the goalie pulled, Paul Bellantuono would have a golden opportunity with room to score but hits the face mask of the goalie ending any chance of forcing overtime.
Notes: Jokers were out shot in the game 28-23… Garrett and Jim Salkins both missed the contest… Game featured no penalties and this was the second straight game with no penalties for JOD, overall Kevin LaPrade leads the team with 1:00 PIM… Jokers tied with Springfield Chiefs for division lead at 3-1… Next game Wednesday vs Vipers (2-1).