Eagles Soar Early but Fall Short

Article by Ethan Schoonderbeek / Media by C. Archer

The Clarington Eagles faced off against the Hanover Barons last night in game three of the Schmalz Cup semi-final. The Eagles showcased one of their most impressive first periods of the playoffs, putting up four goals in the first 20 minutes. However, despite their early lead, a shortage of players ultimately led to their loss. The Hanover Barons managed to secure the victory in overtime.

From the initial puck drop, the Eagles came out flying with an early goal from forward Kyle Smith. The Eagles were able to capitalize on three other opportunities before the end of the period. Discipline and injuries became an issue, leading to a shortened bench and tired legs.

The team put in a great effort. Unfortunately, penalties got the best of us in game three. Remaining disciplined for the rest of the series is going to be necessary in order to shut down the Barons’ effective power play line.

The Eagles will be back home Thursday night, looking to tie the series at two games each.

Thank you to player #3, Ethan Schoonderbeek, for writing this article