An upsetting night in roller hockey action


It was a very upsetting night in Men’s Roller Hockey League action last Thursday.

Upsetting indeed to both the first place New Blue and the second place White Lightning.

From the bottom of the league, the Morewood Monkeys reached way up to nab the Lightning for their very first win of the 2012 season, while the New Blue were easily handled by the Red Rockets.

The results of all the upsetting play, shows the Lightning still on the heels of the New Blue, and the Red Rockets gaining a little ground in third place with seven points. The Rockets now find themselves just three points back of the Lightning, while the Monkeys, although still in the basement, now have three points.

It was a big third period (five unanswered goals) that allowed the Morewood Monkeys to scrape out a close 10-9 victory over the White Lightning.

Lightning was in command of the first period, going up 4-1 and were still after looking good after two with the count 9-4 in their favour.

Lightning goaltender Kevin Helmer was kept extremely in the five-monkey-goal third period, while Kyle Shane was unbeatable in the Monkey net.

Chris Embury led the Monkeys to their first win of the season with four goals, and Tyler Jones backed him with three. Cody Carruthers connected for a pair and Justin Heuff added a single.

Steve Mattice and Rob Thurler produced four goals apiece for Lightning, while Dave Summers added a single.

The New Blue were handed only their second loss of the season by the Red Rockets by an 11-5 count. The Rockets led all the way and never looked back.

Chad McMillan was the big shooter with four goals, while Chris Rice connected against Blue goaltender Will McIntire for a pair. Singles were scored by Chris Phifer, David Patterson, Darrell Moore and Lucas Stewart.

Justin Elliott answered four times for the New Blue, while Randy Markell added a single.

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