Nov 13, 2018 | Becki Carleton | 335 views
A tough (and rough) outing this past Saturday as the Bantam LL Ice Devils took on a previously winless Muskoka Highlands squad in Bracebridge.
Hungry for their first win of the season, South Muskoka started slowly as Almaguin had the bulk of the scoring chances and held the home team without a shot for the majority of the first period. South Muskoka was able to break the deadlock however, scoring with just three ticks over two minutes left in the first period.
Penalty trouble began to haunt Almaguin in the second as the team played short-handed for 6 of the 15 minutes of play and Highlands were able to capitalize, scoring once on the power play, once at even strength and once short handed to open up a 4-0 advantage before Ice Devils centreman Markus Krajinovic was able to net the first of the game for Almaguin with just 24 seconds remaining in the middle stanza.
The third period brought another wave of South Muskoka goals (3 in all) vs one lone reply (Clayton Johnson from Cliff Loucks on the PP) for Almaguin.
Frustration boiled over for the visitors in the latter half of the period and any potential comeback was derailed by 14 more third period penalty minutes. All in all, a lack of focus, too much time in the penalty box and some sloppy play were a recipe for disaster on this day for Almaguin. Full marks to South Muskoka for their first win of the year and back to practice for the Devils!!