Friday, January 11, 2008
This quote here pretty much sums up Friday's game ...
"It was men competing against boys. We were pretty much taken behind the woodshed."
Des Moines Head Coach Regg Simon to the Des Moines Register after his team's 7-1 loss to Omaha on Friday, a game in which he was ejected.
The Lancers came out and scored early. It was 3-0 by the 16:26 mark before Des Moines changed goalies. That didn't help the Bucs too much as the Lancers were able to score a short-handed goal to take a 4-0 lead into intermission. Omaha added another goal in the 2nd. Des Moines was able to end the shut-out bid early into the 3rd on the power play. Things didn't get much better for the Bucs as the Lancers ended up getting doughnuts plus 1.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Saturday was a different story. Bucs and Lancers played a more traditional Lancers/Bucs-type game. Lancers ended up leaving the Madhouse on Hickman with a 4-3 victory. The fireworks didn't take long to warm up there, 55 seconds into the tilt, Greg Burgdoerfer and Andrew Conboy squared off for a bout.
The Bucs were able to get on the board first a little over halfway though the the first with Alexander Denezhkin scoring his first USHL goal, but the Lancers tied it up prior to heading into intermission.
The second period saw the Lancers add two more goals taking a 3-1 lead before Burgdoerfer deposited a short-handed goal into the twine to cut the lead to one. The Lancers added a power play goal to regain the two-goal advantage. Before the period ended Burgdoerfer got his "Gordie Howe" Hat Trick, with a beauty move to freeze both the goalie and defender and just slide the puck over to Rody Selk for the easy goal.
Neither team added to the scoreboard during the third. The Bucs were able to score more in one game this weekend than the #3 team in the League did all weekend.