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SVRSS Tigers Looking for the Win

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The SVRSS Tigers’ hockey season remains alive and well after last week’s playoff action.
After a disappointing loss earlier in the week, the team was looking to rebound against their second round opponents, the REM Renegades on Saturday (March 3).
Darian Boychuk would strike first to put the Tigers on the score board, with Carson Klimuk and Brandon Staples following with goals of their own, leaving the first period up by a commanding score of 3-0.
In the second period, the Renegades would answer back with two goals of their own before Cody Eisner would rip a shot into the back of the net. The Tigers would take a comfortable 4-2 lead into the dressing room.
The final period of the game saw Eisner add his second of the night before the Renegades would attempt a comeback, falling short.
The Tigers would end the night victorious with a 5-3 win to tie the series at a game apiece.
“The team was ready tonight and the three goals in the first really helped us,” said team manager Cory Grandfield. “When a team scores late in both the first and second periods, that gives them a lift going into the intermission.”
The second round of playoffs opened up on Wednesday (Feb. 28) in Reston.
“The series was expected to be a hard hitting, and tight scoring affair,” said Grandfield.
The Renegades opened the scoring on the power play in the first but an illegal hit would put the Renegades shorthanded for five minutes allowing the Tigers to capitalize with a pair of goals off the sticks of Boychuk and Eisner.
Half way through the second period, the Renegades would tie it up and the score would stay that way until the third period.
Carnell Grandfield would give his team the lead, but the Renegades were not going to go away that easy, bringing the game back to even shortly after to force over time.
The Renegades would take advantage of a Tigers turnover to score and claim the 4-3 victory.
“We played hard and never backed down,” said Grandfield. “We had chances to win but came up just a little short.”
Game three was supposed to decide the teams’ future on Sunday (March 4), however it had to be postponed because of the winter storm.
A new date was unknown at press time.

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Jakki Lumax
REPORTER
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