The Summer Panthers HC moved to a franchise best 6-0 start to the year with a huge 4-2 win over the upstart Boston Sword & Tuna last night at the Palace. A storm was brewing in the sky prior to the game and this was looking like a perfect storm for the young Tuna team to make themselves known.
The Panthers started out the scoring in the first period Stevie Nagle(@snagle14) had a snipe to give the boys a 1-0 lead. When asked for comment on the goal, he had the following to say:
Tuna rolled a big lineup at the Panthers and took advantage of some sloppy play and had many chances to score,but Newie(@N3WHALL) was sharp again in the cage.
Mid second period Daily Times Chronicle All World D-man Phil Nagle(@PhilipNagle14) took control and skated the puck up ice, skating right by Drew V(No Twitter) and leaving him in the dust. He Continued over the blue line and made a nice move at the cage and slipped the puck under the goalie for a 2-0 lead with the unassisted tally.
The Tuna squad kept at the Panthers and battled the entire time. They proved to be the best test for the Panthers thus far on the season. Their work paid off as they battled and struck to make it 2-1 before the second period ended.
Headed into the 3rd with only a 1 goal lead and with the tuna carrying much of the play, Tuna hooked the big one and tied the game at 2-2. More up and down action until Duran(@patman121) tipped in a Stevie Nagle effort in front to give the Panthers the 3-2 lead. Panthers were on their heels the last couple minutes but Fast Drew Bowden(@fastdrew28) was able to chip out a breakout to Mike Bon(@rinkrat023). Bon carried puck over the blue line, waited on the goalie and snipped a goal top shelf to put the Tuna on a hook and call it a night. The two goals cushion the last minute was more than enough and the Panthers held on for the win and improve to 6-0.
Leading scorer Jay Nagle partied too hard this weekend and it showed. Left off the scoresheet.
The chemistry between Mike Nags and Drew V was like a roast beef and jelly sandwich.
Phil Nagle forgot the player of the game jacket.
Duran was very vocal on the ice last night. At opponents, the single ref and his teammates.
Next week the Panthers play 14 time champion The Chiefs. Chiefs coming off a tie will be hungry. 6-0-0 vs 5-0-1.
6:30pm bring the family!