December 13, 2011 in Games
The Phantoms game on December 4 vs. the Tigers was fairly epic. While the Tigers didn’t have a full bench, the Phantoms didn’t really care, and steamrolled them 9-0, notching back-to-back shutouts for AJ “You Shall Not Pass” Brandt.
Just how much did the Phantoms control the game? Well, Jonathan “Deuce” Cullis scored a beauty end-to-end rush goal that was disallowed because the referee didn’t want to believe his eyes that the puck was in the back of the net. And the Phantoms still won…by a lot.
To give credit where credit is due, the Tigers goalie was OUTSTANDING through the first two periods, before he finally succumbed to the barrage of Phantoms scoring chances. Neither team scored in the second period, as the Tigers beleaguered net-minder turned away 19 shots, while Brandt was only mildly annoyed by needing to stop three.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Steve “Spicoli” Stuart started the scoring with the first of his four points for the night. Mike “Scouts?” Fansler and Frank “Gateway” Archambault also tallied goals in the opening frame.
After the previously mentioned tight second period, the Phantoms poured it on in the third, scoring six more times, including twice on the powerplay. The goal were notched by Stuart, Archambault, Jason “The Dude” Lewandowski, Ross “Stats?” Gerbasi, and Craig “Bobby Clarke Would Be Proud” Sonnenschein (who had an absolutely FILTHY backhanded goal in the final minute).
All in all, eight different Phantoms made it onto the scoreboard, and that’s probably incorrect since the score keeper didn’t seem inclined to dole out second assists. The point? It was an excellent team effort, and something the team will need to keep rolling as they face the ironically named Underdogs on December 14 at Wilmette.