Landon Hockey 2 Gonzaga 5

The Bear hockey team leadership changed their brothers’ approach to this game. Little things like changing the warm up music and the actual drills which they use to get ready for the game. Over the past few games early goals were relinquished, but on Inaugural Day, Landon was not flat in the 1st period. The #2 Purple Eagles (17-4) were held scoreless for 13:21 of the 1st period. The home team faced a Gonzaga PP and in particular, Chris Morris (as well as much of the game) and his EMD teammates blanked them for the two minutes. Ty Morton was a stonewall then and throughout the game (Saves by periods- 12/9/6=27).

As the period ended, a turnover by Landon resulted in a breakaway and a goal at 1:39. Another one-on-none opportunity was converted by a Purple Eagle at 16:25 of the 2nd period.

Landon scored @13:09 on a powerplay with a sweet assist from Nico Kenary to Spencer Davis who buried it.

The next two tallies were by the team from 1st Street, one of which was a PP goal.

Landon scored to make it 2-4 @8:50 when Drew Wellington fed a opening pass to the Argentinian Assassin Nico who swooped in on a breakaway reminiscent of one of his sophomore goals

As the game clock was coming to the end of the game, a Purple Eagle scored at 0:21.2

Landon put 29 SoGs

The Bears played very solid hockey for much of the 51 minutes. Gonzaga played with the intensity of a 1-8 loss the last time that they played Landon plus with the recollection that four out of the last six years, their opponents have won the MAPHL crown. Clearly the Purple Eagles were a better day on Friday, but this young Bear team learned more about themselves. Coaches Farnstrom and Weiss have months to help build on this lesson.


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