World Cup 2004 , Ottawa
World Cup 2004, Ottawa
UKKO-KONTIOT YLSI FINAALIIN
Lainaus, Seattle Wolvesien sivuilta jännittävistä hetkistä:
Game 2 vs Kontiolahden Kajastus from Finland. A good team, a big team and a great game. Beantown opened the scoring 4 minutes in but at the end of the first we were down 2-1 as Finland's #15, Timo Turunen, scored a goal and assisted on the second. Easily their best player he was the game MVP and we knew we'd have to pay closer attention to him. The rest of the game was pretty close with the Wolves finally tying the score with HTL converting a great passing combo from Billy and Paul. Game ended in a 2-2 tie and again the Seed played great. Only for hockey, not drinking. The Finns beat Quesnel 5-2 and tied for first place with us. We gained the top spot based on goal differential, securing our spot in the championship game. The Finns would have a rematch with Quesnel to see who would earn the second birth in the final. Similar to their first meeting, the BC boys went up by 2 goals but couldn't hold on and lost again, this time by the score of 5-3. Again #15 for the Finns was dominant.
The final game was very exciting. Again ending in a 2-2 tie. Rob scored early in the first to put the Wolves up by one and we contained #15 throughout the game. After running into, and getting out of penalty trouble mid-way through the final period, we had a 3 minute letdown and ended up down 2-1 with 2 minutes left to play. With under a minute left in the game Seed was pulled for an extra attacker and Mike Boston joined HTL, Paul, Jack, Billy and Rob as they held the puck deep in the Finns zone. With only 36 seconds left Boston scored with HTL and Jack drawing assists and we were headed for a 5 minute overtime. No goals scored in OT. Some big saves on both ends of the ice. We then proceeded to the shootout. 5 shooters each. Rob went first for the Wolves and scored. Jack followed with the same result. Down our end of the ice Seed stoned #15 on their first shot and stopped the second shooter as well. Although HTL scored what proved to be the tournament winning goal on the Wolves next shot, The Finn's Kari Makinen scored as well, as did their fourth shooter, Petri Italia. With Larry missing the Wolves fourth shot, th Wolves were up 3-2 with one shooter remaining for each squad. Boston failed to convert for the Wolves but Seed came up HUGE..... AGAIN. Wolves win both the shootout and the game 3-2. Rob, Jack and HTL all converting in the shootout for the Wolves. Seed's performance earned him the game MVP.