On Tuesday November 6th, with the election votes being tallied, the 2nd game of our CoRec Broomball double feature was being played featuring the Sneaky Pelicans and Pink Elephant.
Both teams went into the game undefeated looking to continue to add to their winning streak. It was an exciting game with a plethora of goals scored. The first came for the Sneaky Pelicans when they converted a break-away score for a goal. It was scored by one of their female players so it counted for 2 points.
Already down by a pretty good margin, Pink Elephant went hard on the offensive. They continued to press hard, and their relentless attack earned them a penalty shot due to a Crease Violation by a Sneaky Pelicans defender. They were able to put the ball away, and they cut the lead in half. They were not finished however, immediately upon the restart they regained possession of the ball and a strong shot from distance found its way into the net.
With the game tied at 2, Pink Elephant continued to pour on its attack. They earned another penalty shot, but this one was saved by the Pelicans goalkeeper, however a quick turnover in their own territory led to another shot-on-goal which sneaked past the goalie giving Pink Elephant a one goal advantage.
The Pelicans were not to be outdone, it was their turn for an aggressive attack, and it proved valuable. They were able to tie the game at 3-all.
But things really started to heat up with about 1 minute left in the contest. Pink Elephant thought they had sealed the victory when they scored with about 40 seconds left in the game. But the Sneaky Pelicans surged for one last offensive fury, and a desperation cross in front of the net found a Pelican flying up the ice who was able to swat the high-ball into the back of the net. They managed to save their stainless Loss-column on the last play of the game, and both teams walked off the ice undefeated but without a victory Tuesday night.
When asked about the game, Brian Reynolds, a senior from Pink Elephant really wanted to walk away with another win, but was satisfied with such a great game. He was confident in his team's ability, noting that their relentless attack will take them all the way this year. He said, "As long as we stick to our game plan, which is to stick it to them on every play, then we should be back on the ice for the championships." His team is now 2-0-1 and will finish their season next week and will try to remain undefeated.
Rose O'Malley, a senior for the Sneaky Pelicans, was also happy for such a competitive game. Her keys to the game were her other teammates, noting their drive and determination to tie the game in the last 5 seconds. They are now 3-0-1 and will be moving on to the championships.