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February 8 Game Recap

Team scoring leader Alec Scouras had an assist in Tuesday night’s 7-2 loss to the Grandview Steelers, his 72nd point of the season. 

 

 

The Delta Ice Hawks fell 7-2 to the Grandview Steelers on Tuesday night, in the second of back-to-back games this week.

Penalties hurt the Ice Hawks in this one, as four out of seven of Grandview’s goals were scored with a man advantage.

As they did in the game the night before, Delta opened the scoring. Henry Smith banked a pass up to Alex Lucchesi at the Grandview blue line, and he quickly moved it over to Caden Stephenson. Stephenson carried for a couple strides before firing it past Ronin Geraghty for his 6th of the year.

The Steelers were able to take advantage of a power play opportunity before the end of the frame. Luka Zilic took a shot on Merik Erickson, who made the save, but Zilic got the puck back on the rebound. He cycled up to Dylan Narduzzi, who made a cross-ice pass to Carter DeMelo. DeMelo was able to beat Erickson with a one-timer to even up the game going into the first intermission.

Grandview continued to add on power play goals, with two in the early half of the second to take a lead over the home team. Jarod Yau took his time with the puck at the right point, took a stride towards the net, and wristed it into the net for Grandview’s second goal.

Their third came on a steal out front, when Erickson attempted to clear the zone. Luke Cox got in the way, knocking the puck down, and it bounced to DeMelo. He went back to Cox on the other side of the net, and he beat Erickson to double Grandview’s lead to 3-1.

DeMelo struck again on the man advantage, this time in the third period. He took a pass from Vincent Timperio and slowly made his way into the Hawks’ zone on the right wing. He angled toward the net and made a seeing-eye shot that beats Erickson.

The Hawks cut the Steelers’ lead in half after that, taking many shots on Geraghty and after a scramble, Carson Bigras slid the puck into an empty net with Geraghty out of position.

But that’s as close as Delta would come, as Grandview came back with three more goals before the end of the game. About a minute after Bigras’ goal, Timperio and Cox broke out on a 2-on-1, and Cox ended up finishing off the play with a backhand deke.

In the latter half of the period, DeMelo completed a hat trick, as Timperio was able to find him down low again and he made a quick move to beat Erickson.

Timperio added on a goal of his own about 30 seconds later on a giveaway in Delta’s zone, walking in and shooting high glove side.