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JV Annihilates Evanston, then Falls to Highland Park at Stevenson Tournament (Nov. 27, 2009) November 28, 2009

Posted by claugh217 in General, Junior Varsity.
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The JV Icecasts came into the first game of the Stevenson Thanksgiving Tournament looking to end its winless streak by outworking their opponents, passing the puck and keeping up their stellar play on defense.

The JV Cats did all three early Friday, in grand fashion.

After playing a sloppy first period, where they let up four goals in a row, the Icecats absolutely unloaded  on Evanston, scoring eight unanswered goals.

Icecats goals were scored by Scott Miller and Patrick Quinn (each had two goals, including a blocked shot by Miller that lead to a breakaway goal), Jake Segall, David Quinn, and Joey Educate.

Goaltender Nick Draths played solid as usual in front of the stout Icecats defense, only letting up 5 goals during a game where Draths saw an abnormally amount of shots early. The Cats defense did a good job of limiting shots on goal during the second and third periods.

This was JV’s much overdue first win of the season, snapping a 10 game losing streak, and JV was looking to put the grim start of the season in their rear view mirror, while moving on to take on Highland Park.

After their win against Evanston, the Icecats looked to keep their momentum up by beating a Highland Park JV team that the Icecats team took down in an earlier exhibition game.

But a lack of preparation and effort early on allowed Highland Park to score four quick goals, putting the Icecats in the familiar position of having to dig themselves out of a deep hole.

The Icecats were down 5-0 for most 0f the third period under a running clock. In the bottom half of the third, the Cats woke up when defenseman Matt Kalish carried the puck coast to coast, beating three Highland Park defenders en route to setting up Patrick Quinn for the lone Icecats goal in the  game.

The Icecats take on Glenbrook South Saturday, with a trip to the semi-finals on the line. Puck drop is at 3:20pm at Twin Rinks.

This post was submitted by JV Icecast assistant captain Matt Kalish

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