For the third consecutive week, Game of the Week featured a CoRec Broomball matchup between Iceberger’s Syndrome and Out For The Boys. Both teams were looking for a victory with just a couple weeks before playoffs begin.
As play began, the two teams vied hard for position and pushed up the ice hard on the offensive. The first chance came for Out For The Boys who found an open attacker right in front of the net, but a great between-the-legs save kept the scoreboard clean for Iceberger’s Syndrome. Iceberger’s then turned around and took the ball to the opposition’s net. After a barrage of shots, they finally squeaked one by the goalie for the first goal of the game.
Out For The Boys was not to be outdone however, and determined as they were, an OFTB attacker moved the ball up the right side and cut in straight for the goal. He shot near side which caught the goalie completely off guard and was able to score the equalizer. At halftime, the score was deadlocked at 1 a piece.
Things started to pick up in the second half as desperation began to set in. It started to get a bit chippy on the ice; both teams wanted this one pretty badly. Both teams had a series of shots that just went wide or were kept out by the goalie, however, Iceberger’s got their chance when a cross made its way into the front of the net where a female player slotted it in the goal. They took the lead 3-1.
With time running down, OFTB did not despair and continued to press on, they scored off a ricochet and put the ball away in the top corner of the net, however it was not enough. The final whistle blew and the game was called. Iceperger’s Syndrome walked off the ice as this week’s winners.
When asked about the game, Chealsea Howe, a senior for Iceperger’s was thrilled by the victory. They desperately needed the victory to have a chance at the playoffs in a couple weeks. She attributed their success to her teammates who had previous experience on the ice. It was her first time playing, but she felt comfortable with the support of her teammates. In their matchup next week, she vowed to keep the mistakes to a minimum and that would spur their team to victory. They are now 2-0-1.
For Out For The Boys, it was a disappointing end to the season. They were unable to seal a victory in their final match, and they really wanted it. They attributed the loss to a couple of bad mistakes in their own territory that the other team was able to capitalize on. As many are seniors, they will no longer be able to look forward to Broomball on Wednesday nights, only spreadsheets and financial reports. They had a blast throughout the season, although it did not go their way.
Look for Game of the Week this Sunday as RecSports features Interhall football championships during the afternoon.