The Eagles’ season ended on Thursday night in Trenton as the Woodhaven Warriors were able to hold off the Skyline offense long enough to escape with a 3-1 win. The Eagles controlled play the majority of the game, and out-shot the Warriors 34-30, but the Warrior goalie stole the game from them with his stellar play. Skyline goalie Brendan Cobb also played an incredible game, turning aside a number of quality chances from Woodhaven’s potent offense, including shutting them down during a 5 minute major penalty, to keep the Eagles alive in their bid for an upset against the #5 ranked Warriors.
After a scoreless first period, Woodhaven drew first blood in the second period to make it 1-0 when Skyline turned over the puck deep in their own zone. The Warriors took advantage of the rare mistake, and were able to skate into the second intermission with the lead.
Ryan Garrett scored the Eagles’ lone goal early in the third period to tie it up 1-1 when he redirected a shot from Jamie Newton. Skyline’s push back was short lived as the Warriors’ relentless forecheck resulted in an Eagle miscue in their own zone that found it’s way into the back of the net to make it 2-1 Woodhaven two shifts later. Woodhaven scored again to make it 3-1 with 7 minutes left in the game to shut the door on Skyline’s comeback bid. Despite pulling the goalie in the waning minutes for the extra attacker and having good pressure, the Eagles still couldn’t solve the Warrior goaltender.
Skyline finished 18-6 on the season.