Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saints 18U and Pittsburgh All Tied Up

Nick Smith scored his second goal of the game with 46 secomds remaining and the goaltender pulled to help the Saints 18U to a 3-3 tie in game 2 between the Saints and the Pittsburgh Viper Stars.  Again the Saints fell behind in the first period when a mishandled puck turned into an own goal while on the power play.  The Saints battled back when Nick Smith scored a power play goal at the midway mark of the second period.  Pittsburgh regained the lead with a power play goal of their own.  With the clock running down in the second period, Jake Zimmer was able to push one by the Pittsburgh goaltender to even the score at 2-2.  The third period saw Pittsburgh score their second shorthanded goal of the game to take a 3-2 lead and open the door for Smith's second goal.  Brandon Mueller finished the game with 32 saves.

The tie puts the season record at 7-1-2.  The Saints 18U and 16U travel to Pittsburgh this coming weekend for the Pittsburgh Viper Stars AAA Shootout.  The schedule for both teams is posted below.  

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