Here we go, large and loud crowd!
STA wins the first battle at the circle
Left alley dodge goes wide
right alley shot goes wide
Harrington scores but waived off for in the crease
STA rides hard and gets it back
Crowley wide left on a spin
Yovino fires high off the left wing
Guglielmo steps down but Michels with the save and Benj clears
At 8:21 Cropp face dodges right wing to the net and beats Adler between the legs at 8:21
Benj wth the faceoff
Bowie with the save and Adler sends it up, clear good
Crowley with the culr from behind left and his shot goes low left for 1-1 at 6:36
Benj with the faceoff and O’Hare scores from the front for 2-1 at 6:14
Benj again with the f/o
Long possession but no shots and the ball goes out of bounds
Deflected pass outof bounds, still STA ball
Inside shot bounces high over the cage
Loose ball but Benjamin with the one minute slash
Yovino with the pipe rip from the right wing
Yovino from Guglielmo on the right wing and Yovino ties it up at 2:26 on EMO
STA with the f/o
Borodiak down the right but goes into the crease, Benj clears
Big save by Adler off the left crease and STA clears
No shots and the first ends at 2-2!
Yovino from Harrington on EMO to start the period 16 seconds in, ripped high from the right wing and STA leads 3-2
Benj wins faceoff
Right alley dodge draws the 30-second push on STA
Bowie fires wide left
At 10:22 O’Hare finishes a great all around play with the face dodge up front at 10:22 after hustling down a loose ball just before it caused an over and back
STA violation on the faceoff
Cropp hits the crossbar from up top right
Thompson beats the defense from behind right and his left hand hits the top short side for 4-3 at 9:43
Benj wins faceoff
Packer from up top goes high
Back door feed misses but push called, Benj ball
Bowie wide from the left wing
Save Adler but Benjamin winning the ground balls right now, playing faster
O’Hare gets through the left but is trail checked on the shot
Yovino steals behind the net and STA clears
Long Benj possession and STA needs to take some time to give their D a rest
Harhart shoots wide from the left
Harrington in front saved and Benj clears
Time out Benj at 4:46
STA steals after another long possession and clears
Guglielmo with a solo effort down the middle and then the left and his left hand goes low far side for 4-4 at 3:15
STA faceoff and time out with 3:05 to go
Yovino down the left alley but Michels makes the save and Benjamin clears and calls time out
Cropp from up top goes high
Thompson saved as is Bowie as Adler comes up big, 30 seconds left as STA clears
Time out STA with 25 seconds left and the score 4-4
Khalil with the goal off the feed from left behind with 19 seconds
Packer can not get off the shot and it is STA 5-4 at the half!
Benj wins the faceoff but the pass goes out of bounds
Yovino shoots wide
big save on Crowley in front
Another big save by Miochels
Clear good and on the fast break Packer finds O’Hare in front to tie it at 5 at 9:49
STA with the faceoff
Harrington stoned in front and after two quick turnovers STA gets it back
Yovino wide and the restart goes over and back
Benj turns it back over on the break
Yovino stopped by Michels on the right wing
O’Hare gets the lead back for Benjamin at 6:32 off the dodge to the middle from the top right
Benj takes the faceoff, starting to get comfortable on offense
Buttelman misses left
STA strips Thompson on the crease
STA turns it back and Benj races down
Benj draws a penalty at 4:32
Looks like Bowie with the goal ion EMO at 4:22 for the 7-5 lead
Danger time for STA
Benj defense starting to zero in
But Guglielmo answers from top right at 3:50 for 7-6
STA with the faceoff
Loose ball but push gives it back to STA
Crowley wide left
Yovino wide on the curl
Guglielmo stoned by Michels from left wing
Crowley finally gets his left wing low play and draws the hold at 1:47
Crowley rips wide from the left side
Harrington ties it at 1:21 from Crowley on EMO after sneaking out from left GLE
Benj faceoff win
Khalil scoops loose ball and STA calls time with 45 seconds left
Benjamin has been shorting both Crowley and Yovino at times and it has been effective
Turnover and Benj holds off for the period.
7-7 going into the fourth!
STA violation on the faceoff
Packer from O’Hare in front right at 10:51 and Benjamin takes the 8-7 lead
Benj now winning the faceoffs
packer wins the loose ball battle on the left
Cropp fires but Adler makes the high save and STA looks to clear
Harrington with a GREAT effort to win the ball, break through 4 players and get to the net for the underhand flip and it is 8 all with 9:07 left
Benj wins another faceoff
Buttelman down the middle and gives Benjamin the lead back at 8:39
Benj again on the f/o
O’Hare wide left and Adler gets the backup
Borodiak wide from the right side
Crowley with the curl to tie it at 9 with 7:02 left
Benj again after a battle and Lobosco goes down the middle and hits the top left corner for 10-9 at 6:49!
STA wins one and sets up
Over and back on STA
Benj gets the time out at 5:58 as Packer was trapped by the double
STA with the steal and clear
Weinsier shoots wide from in front
Yovino high from the right side
Big turnover by STA with 4 minutes left
STA steals it back on the clear
Crowley stripped Benj cleared and keeps possession off the shot miss
Close call on the pass/shoot choice and Benjamin keeps possession
On the restart STA takes a slash with 2:18 left
Can Benjamin put it away?
STA steals and clears
Time out STA with 1:19 left! 10-9 Benjamin
Yovino scores on the left alley run to the top right to tie it at 10!
STA gets the faceoff and Guglielmo goes to net, shooting wide right. Benjamin given the backup on a very close play.
Benj clears and with 45 seconds left calls time
Who will step up and win it for either team?
Not sure why but STA is given possession and after a few shots Michels holds tight and we are going to OT!!
Got that one right . . .
STA wins the faceoff and gets time before the ball is checked out
Yovino misses Harrington and Benj takes possession out of bounds
They clear and take time
Cliche time . . . cut the tension with a knife
Fantastic game so far.
Tom West hoping for about 8 OT’s . . .
Packer dodges to goal but shoots wide
Crease on Benjamin, STA clears
Harringotn shoots wide
Borodiak wide from the rihgt wing
Crowley misses high and Benjamin gets the backup
Yovino shoots wide after the steal, BEnjamin back up
Cropp high and we are going to the second OT!!
STA wins it and gets the time out . . . Guglielmo coming up big on faceoffs late in the 4th and the OTs.
Yovino tries to break through but the shot is blocked and Benj clears
Benj can’t get a look and the strip sends STA off on the break
Michels with the save on the line as the 4-3 break just falls short
Benjamin clears and calls time
O’Hare gets a stop but gets stopped and STA clears
Guglielmo gows to goal and gets denied, Benj clears
STA strips and flings downfield but out of bounds with 7 seconds left
We are going to a THIRD OT!!!
Benjamin wins the key faceoff and gets the quick time out
Adler with the huge save and STA takes over
Khalil stopped inside before the shot is taken, STA keeps possession
Yovino wide right
Yovino turned away from up top by Michels!
Time out STA with 47 seconds left in the third OT
Guglielmo with the left hand riop to the top left with 8 seconds left!!
STA to the finals!
A wonderful game!!!