The boys put forth a real gritty effort tonight against a heartier Warrior lineup on the road. The Wild take a 2-0 lead in the best of 5 series and look to try and wrap it up at home on Sunday at the Wilmot Rec Complex.
The Wild came out on fire and scored the first 3 goals of the contest. The second half of the first period would belong to Six Nations however and the Wild would settle for a tie going to the locker room ater 20 mins. FIrst period goals by Ryan Smart and Ryan Buller.
The teams would exchange goals to start the second period but then the Wild would score 4 unanswered to take an 8-4 lead. The teams would exchange goals before the Warriors would add one before the period ended to make the score 9-6 after 2 stanzas. Second period goals by Buller, Tyler Nagy, Hayden Berger (2), Matthew Wyman and Tyler Verutis.
The Wild would strike first in the third period and would look to be in control up up 10-6. The Warriors however were not going away easily on this night. The home team would score 3 times to make it a 10-9 game before the Wild would answer with 2 of their own. Up 12-9 the Wild got too complacent and the Warriors were able to score a tres of their own and tie the game at 12's and send it to OT. Third period markers by Nagy (2) and Kent Radbourne.
On to OT, a most stressful part of the game that I don't think anyone involved with a team enjoys. The Wild enjoyed this one though as Buller would notch the only two goals in OT to give the Wild a 14-12 win.
The Wild host game 3 on Sunday at 3pm in Wilmot and look to close out the series at home. Still a full 60 minutes to play and no lead is safe as we witnessed tonight on several occasions.
Good job fellas, a close one but you earned the 2pts.
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