|Date:||November 01, 2009|
|Teams:||Medicine Hat Hockey Hounds — 4|
|At:||Calgary Bisons — 5|
The Calgary Bisons, looking to remain undefeated, dominated this game with puck control. There were many times throughout the game that I found myself double checking the number of players on the ice because the Bisons were so effective in the Hounds zone. The only times when the Hounds were able to compete with the Bisons were when they had the man advantage.
Both goalies, Jeff Orser of the Bisons (4-0-0) and Garret Hughson of the Hounds (3-3-0), stood out in the third period making timely stops to keep the score close. With his team down 5-3 going into the third Hughson stopped all 17 shots he faced giving his team a chance for a tie or a win, but the offense could only get one past Jeff Orser in the third.
The Hounds just couldn’t get much going offensively until the third period but they couldn’t capitalize on their chances. For most of the game the Hounds were caught in their own end of the rink and were undoubtedly frustrated. The Bisons did well controlling the play in the offensive zone, however they could have gotten far more shots on goal than they did considering the puck control advantage they enjoyed.
Medicine Hat Hockey Hounds
17 Blake Penner (F) — Blake, one of the few bright spots in the Hounds lineup, led the way offensively with a goal and two assists. Blake is a quick skater and handles the puck very well. Blake works hard to gain position in the offensive zone.
16 Braeden Salverda (F) — Braeden is a very hard working player, who was rewarded for his hard work with two goals and an assist in this game. Braeden is a quick energy player who likes to bump in the corners but can also find the back of the net. Five of Braeden’s 10 points this season have come in his last two games.