Cats finish out league and regular season play.

by Coach Elliott on February 12, 2006

The Wildcat Hockey team wrapped up league and regular season play this past weekend with a 3-3 tie versus Findlay and a 5-0 win over St. Francis. With the win and tie the cats ran their final regular season record to 26-3-2 overall and 9-0-1 in the NHC.

On Friday evening the Cats hosted the Findlay Trojans at Tam-O-Shanter. Through 2 periods the cats held a 34-10 shot advantage and had controlled much of the play. Only problem was that Sean Brown was standing on his head in net for the Trojans and the Cat Defense was pressing and allowed a couple of odd man breaks that lead to a 2-0 Findlay lead. Northview would start the third period on a power play. They got just what they needed when Alden Hirschfeld scored under a minute in to pull within 1. Tim Hurst would score the equalizer mid way through the period to give the cats a chance to win it at the end. However it was the Trojans who had thoughts of a win when they scored at the 14:13 mark of the third period to take a 3-2 lead. After a very positive timeout the never say die Cats electrified the crowd on a Hirschfeld goal to tie the game after 3. Back and forth play in the overtime ended without either team scoring a goal and a hard fought game ended 3-3. Bobby Mac played solid in nets for the Cats.

On Sunday afternoon Northview would finish up the regular season with a game against St. Francis. St. Francis came out of the gates quick and nearly took the lead when a shot from the point was tipped of the cross bar. The senior line of Lavoy, Hurst and Hirschfeld seized the momentum just a minute later when their hard work paid off with Hurst blast from the left slot and a 1-0 lead. Hirschfeld would make an incredible play holding off the defender and scoring to make it 2-0 after 1 period of play. Cody Bourland scored a very important goal just minutes into the second period to stretch the lead to 3-0 after 2. Hirschfeld would cap the evening with 2 more goals in the third to give Northview the win 5-0. The Defense, which was given a pep talk before the game for a less then stellar game versus Findlay, responded well to help Craig Trego pitch the shutout. Tyler Puhl played exceptionally well for the Cats.

Northview begins their hunt for a trip to the final four Monday night against the Lake Flyers. Good luck Cats on the second season.

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