|DiSalvatore looks nonchalant-)!|
No more do I really have to say.
But just in case.. you chers readers were not present among the 6117 screaming fans!
First period Aeros out shoot Hamilton (12 vs 7 ),
Second both teams are playing with equal intensity ( 8 SOG),
Aeros rev it up in Third with 14 SOG, Bulldogs 12.
But, the AEROS won this despite the officiating! So they did..WIN, WIN, WIN..
Who'd a thunk it last year, eh?
Briefly, periods 1 and 3 were somewhat equal and played aggressively. Period two offered a slowing down by both teams..
But the Aeros surprised all of us, I feel, by playing a very physical game.
Although Hackett let in two goals, one of which was only too predictable! Because there was hardly an Aeros to impede the rush by Boyd, with puck, down center ice and smack into the net!
Aeros goals in the 1. by Rau/O'Sullivan/Wellman;
Unassisted by Wellman within 10 minutes-although it did seem much faster!
Bulldogs goals by Boyd/Carle/MacIntyre, and on a PP Carle/Dawes.
In the 2. for Aeros Wellman/Daoust/Falk
for Hamilton: Palushai/Boyd/Dawes on another PP
And the game winner DiSalvatore/O'Sullivan/Rau
PP Aeros 0/1, Hamilton 2/3-
not only did the refs call few penalties against either team, they did overlook several as well!
Which served Aeros well.
Scandella must have had a bad "skate day".
Now you all know I and Better Half are partial to THE SCRAPPER (Daoust) and he proved it again minus two incidents of loosing the puck. But the way HE goes up against much bigger players is admirable.
And the way he can snatch the puck while turning on the proverbial dime.. well you all saw that, didn't you?
Am I the only one to feel that inserting Daoust into the lines was a beneficial move.
He is fast, quick, and unafraid to beard (lol) bigger foes!
And without further ado some photos
|Hackett and defense above and below|
|Yes, MacIntyre that one went in - courtesy of RAU-Wow|
|And a standing ovation by happy fans|
|Gillies gets pushed down, Palmer "hugging" in return ;-) maybe?|
|Dumont forced away by grip of linesman|
|MacIntyre scurries off-penalty for MacMillan for boarding follows. Daoust is left wondering why!|
|A MacIntyre save|