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Varsity Cats Top Huntley, Keep Streak Going January 10, 2010

Posted by claugh217 in Varsity.

The Varsity Icecats notched their fourth straight win and sixth consecutive game with points Sunday afternoon with a 7-1 thrashing of Huntley in West Dundee.

The game got off to a slow start, with tight checking and few scoring chances at either end. The Cats drew first blood when Justin Antolec scored a power play goal at 2:57 in the first, assisted by Matt Majewski. Huntley took 22 penalty minutes in the game, giving the Cats multiple power play chances, and the Cats took full advantage.

Huntley evened things up a minute later when then put a rebound in behind goalie Max Laughlin for what would be their only tally of the game. Max was solid in net, making 16 saves for the night.

The first ended 1-1. Things opened up a little bit in the second for the Cats, with tallies by Justin (assisted by Jeff Martin) and Tommy Tambourine (with help from Martin and Jack Rieke).

The flood gates opened in the third, with the Cats notching four goals to put Huntley away for good. Jeff Martin scored two goals in the third (assists by Connor Krukowski and Mike Lauber, and Jack Rieke and Tommy), along with Nick Young (Shanholtzer, Martin) and finally Tommy with a flashy goal, appearing to knock a rebound out of midair and into the Huntley net, assisted by Connor.

The Cats fired 41 shots in total, to 17 by Huntley, and dominated play throughout the game. Jeff Martin had a big game with five total points, two goals and three helpers. Justin, Tommy, Jack and Connor also had multipoint games.

Sunday’s win gives the Cats 22 points for the season, good for third place in their division, with a good shot at catching up with rival Conant to seize second place before season’s end. Following Sunday’s game, the Cats have four remaining league games before the playoffs begin, including a make up game versus Crystal Lake South.


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