The action was intense Saturday, as the teams matched up for week 6 of the Flagler Youth Hockey dek league. The goalies came out strong, and the scorers didn’t back down, as two of the three games were decided by just one goal, including an overtime battle.
The story of game 1 was goaltending, as both Joel for Red and Kevin for Purple shut down the shooters time and again. But the offense of both teams could not be completely denied, and the game was forced into overtime. The Red team battled hard for two minutes, but the top scorer of the league would not be denied in OT.
The Blue team struck fast in game 2, lead by three quick goals from league senior LJ. But the Red team was not done yet, and found the way to battle back to an even 3-3 score. But a late game goal by Blue team dashed the hopes of a long-awaited win for Red.
After a close match in game 1, and seeing what the Blue team was capable of early in game 2, the Purple team struck hard and often in game 3. Both teams battled hard for the ball, but Purple was hungry for the win and went on to win the day.
We hope all the players had another great week. Check out the photos below, with some extra rink-level action shots from game 3.
The final scores for this week:
Game 1: Purple 4 – Red 3 (OT)
Game 2: Blue 4 – Red 3
Game 3: Purple 8 – Blue 2