On Sat., Oct 12, the TNT Tornados Atom AA team, sponsored by Ken
Beattie Ltd. played host to the Richmond Hill Stars.
From the drop of the puck, it was evident that the young Tornados were
anxious to extend their current winning streak. Richmond Hill however,
wasn't going to make it easy and took the battle to the young twisters.
The Stars battled in the Tornados end, keeping the young guns on their
heels, until for a split second they got sloppy. This was all the
opportunity that the young guns needed. Graysen Alexander gets the puck
on his stick and immediately accelerates up the ice, leaving the
Richmond Hill players in the dust. Alexander gets as far as the top of
the opposing blue line, when he trips up. The puck is immediately
picked up by line mate Caleb Thompson, who quickly passes to Jackson
Vojin. Vojin then buries the puck into the back of the net to open up
the scoring, 1-0.
The rest of the first period and much of the second period saw a
physically demanding game with neither team backing down from the
other, but neither one able to gain the advantage. There were numerous
attempts by the Stars, but they found themselves stonewalled by Scott
Barnett. Conversely our young snipers were also being frustrated by the
Richmond Hill net minder. Although flustered, the Stars did not shy
away and in the dying minutes of the second period their tenacity
finally paid when they were able to put the puck behind Barnett and
draw even, 1-1.
This goal fired the young guns up as they quickly answer back. Kyler
MacNeil takes the puck into enemy territory, wraps around the net and
stuffs the rubber underneath the Richmond Hill backstop's pad, giving
the Tornados the advantage once again, 2-1.
As the third period opened up, Richmond Hill took their game up a
notch, anxious to draw even to the young Tornados once again. The young
twisters answer back, giving the stars no opportunity. The Stars are
stymied by Scott Barnett's cat-like reflexes as he robs them of chance
Finally, during the last two minutes of the game, in a 4 on 4 situation
one of the Richmond Hill players breaks out of the pack and is bearing
down on Barnett, when he gets hauled down resulting in a penalty shot.
Unfortunately, the hockey gods were smiling on Richmond Hill as they
were able to draw even once again and end the game in a tie, 2-2.