Siok superb as Pioneers slip past SPM.Byline: Mike Grimala
WORCESTER - St. John's used equally stellar efforts from goaltender Ben Siok and the penalty kill unit to beat St. Peter-Marian, 1-0, last night at the Hart Center The Hart Recreation Center is the main athletic center at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was built in 1975 and is home to the Holy Cross Crusaders athletic teams. It is named for the Rev. Francis J. Hart, S.J. .
Ben Snow scored the winner for the Pioneers (3-3-2), knocking home a rebound early in the second period.
Siok, a senior, was under constant fire all game, making 26 (mostly spectacular) saves and turning away St. Peter-Marian at every opportunity. And the opportunities were plentiful for the Guardians (3-5-1), who enjoyed seven power plays, two 5-on-3 advantages, and a four-minute man Noun 1. four-minute man - someone who has run the mile in less that 4 minutes
miler - a runner in a one-mile race advantage after a major penalty.
"It's certainly not a situation you ever want to be in," St. John's coach Brian Murphy Brian Murphy is the name of:
Things started innocently enough, as St. Peter-Marian was unable to generate much offense in the first period. With a minute left in the period, however, the Guardians fired a warning shot when Andy LeClair came in clean on a breakaway.
Siok turned away his wrister to keep the game scoreless heading into the second, a sign of things to come.
St. John's capitalized immediately after the intermission, scoring 22 seconds in when Snow banged home a loose puck from the right side of the crease crease (kres) a line or slight linear depression.
flexion crease , palmar crease . St. Peter-Marian goalie Ryan Griffin was unable to hold onto a Mike Coloumb shot from the left circle, and Snow was waiting for the rebound on the other side.
Armed with a one-goal lead, Siok proceeded to stand on his head to make it hold up. He made 22 saves in the final two periods, turning away countless potential goals.
With 9:13 to play in the period and SPM SPM - Sequential Parlog Machine on a power play, Colin Mulvey received a pass in the slot and had all the time in the world to settle the puck and take his shot. Siok calmly blocked it away, just as he redirected a hard Mulvey slap shot slap shot
A fast-moving shot made in hockey with a full swinging stroke. later in the possession.
Mulvey's one of my good buds," Siok said. "We've played a lot together, and those were some scary moments seeing him come in with the puck. But I have to credit our defense. Those guys let me see the puck on every shot and gave me the chance to make the clean saves."
With just under two minutes to play in the second, a St. John's player received a four-minute major.
The Pioneers' penalty kill unit did its job and kept St. Peter-Marian from getting a good scoring chance.
The Pioneers' final hurdle came in the last three minutes "Three Minutes" is the 46th episode of Lost. It is the twenty-second episode of the second season. The episode was directed by Stephen Williams, and written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. It first aired on May 17, 2006 on ABC. . Back-to-back penalties gave St. Peter-Marian a 5-on-3 for 61 seconds, but Siok blocked all three shots he saw and the St. John's penalty killers penalty killer
In ice hockey, any of the players other than the goalie who attempt to prevent the opposition from scoring on a power play.
penalty killing adj. & n. cleared the puck away twice to chew up the rest of the time.
"In that situation, you just want to keep the puck outside," Murphy said. "We stayed in the middle and made them pass it around the outside, and we got a couple big clears. They really played it well with the game on the line."
After pulling the goalie, SPM had a 6-on-4 advantage for the final 45 seconds, but the Guardians were unable to get a shot on net.
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CUTLINE: (1) St. John's Connor Gorman moves the puck up ice ahead of St. Peter-Marian's Matt Lopes. (2) St. John's Robert Lilley (24) puts a shot on St. Peter-Marian goalie Ryan Griffin.
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