Northview moves to 1st place in the NHC with a 3-2 overtime thriller in BG

by Coach Elliott on February 9, 2009

The Northview Wildcats have a showdown with the St. Johns titans this Saturday night with a league title at stake. Northview leap frogged the Titans with a 3 to 2 overtime win in BG Sunday and now has a chance to claim their 3rd league title in 4 years.

BG jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal from a point shot 4 minutes into the first period. Mark Hall would get the Cats going with a power play goal with about 4 minutes left in the period to knot the game at 1 after 1.

Northview would claim their first lead of the contest when Junior Shane Wheatley scored at the 13:05 mark of the second period. It looked as though the Cats would go to the locker room with that lead, but a turnover near the end of the period led to a BG goal and tied it at 2 after the second.

The Cats would send 18 shots at the Bobcats goal in the third period but were unable to find the back of the net. However as time expired the Cats were rewarded a penalty shot as a BG defender covered the puck in the crease. With no time left on the clock BG goalie Nick Morris sent the game to OT with a nice glove hand save on Matt Duvall.

In the OT the Cats did what they have been doing lately and picked-up their teammate. Unfazed by the penalty shot the Cats took it to BG and were rewarded as Bob Napierala’s hard work led to a power play. Sophomore Graham Kelsey picked a great time for his first career goal. His rising blast from the point found the upper corner and sealed the win for the Cats!!!

Northview now heads into their final regular season game with the league title in the balance. With a win over St. Johns the Cats would claim an outright title in the Northwest Hockey Conference. The game is scheduled for Saturday night @ 9:00 at Tam-o-Shanter. This game may sell out so get your tickets early. Good luck and go get em’ Cats!!!

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