Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Skyline High School
Pioneer High School
Senior assistant captain Casey Ketola scored a power play goal with 28 seconds left in the third period to tie the game at 1-1 against cross town rival Pioneer. The goal was assisted by fellow assistant captain Luke Lippert and captain Ryan VanDiepen.
While the opening night tie wasn’t what the Eagles were hoping for, it looked for the longest while like the Pioneers were going to skate away with a victory in front if their home crowd at the Cube. Skyline spent a lot of time in the Pioneer end, but lackadaisical play resulted in broken plays and not a lot of second chances around the net. A total of 14 penalties were called against the two teams, giving each of them plenty of power play opportunities. Both teams made good on one power play – Pioneer in the second period and Skyline in the third.
The intensity picked up in the 8 minute overtime, with Skyline controlling play through the majority of the extra period. The Eagles came close to scoring a couple of times, but Pioneer’s goalie was able to turn everything away. On the night he made 37 saves.
Senior goalie Khegan Harvey was the best player for the Eagles, turning away all but one of the 21 shots sent his way.
Skyline’s next game is this Saturday at 4:30 at Our new home rink at the Arctic Coliseum in Chelsea against Shrine Catholic. Come out and support your team!