Warriors 6 Dragons 3
DRAGONS PRODUCED THE PERFORMANCE BUT NOT THE RESULT
The Dragons made the long journey to Whitley Bay and the foggy Hillheads Road rink. The Dragons were missing Captain Snipper Parsons and shortly before faceoff #29 Armstrong was taken ill so that mean #12 Wigglesworth took the Captains ‘C’ and #30 Ollie Johnson made his first senior start.
The visitors bad luck continued with the Warriors scoring from the opening faceoff, but the response was instant with Coach #77 McKenzie levelling the scores after only 42 seconds. Despite this response the Dragons looked muddled in the mist and ended the period 3-1 down. McKenzie was furious and his mood didn’t improve as the home team extended their lead by 4 within 25 minutes.
Finally the response came. Inspired by a series of outstanding saves from #30 Johnson, including a ridiculous glove save that was pure larceny. #55 Kennedy and #77 McKenzie again, got the Dragons believing and the visitors finished the period the stronger.
The Dragons gave it a their all in the third and in the end The Warriors knew they had been in a great game of Hockey and were relieved to hear the final buzzer.
Final Score Warriors 6 – 3 Dragons
Dragons Man of the Match #30 Johnson
Photo courtesy Colin Lawson – IceHockeyMedia