National Ice Hockey League Division 1 (South)

Shootout loss after Raiders thriller

12th March 2020    News

In a thrilling game which finished 4-4, the Stars were beaten by Raiders 2 when the game went to penalty shots.

Jake Williams opened the scoring and was quickly followed by Matt Lawday. The Raiders scored back on a power play to end the first with the Stars leading 2-1.

The Stars looked to go further ahead but Mike Whillock’s goal was ruled out with the officials suggesting that the puck was kicked just before the goal. The Raiders then equalised before Joe Edwards restored the lead. The Stars couldn’t hold the lead and the Radiers got a power play equaliser with seconds left at the end of the second period.

Josh Oliver put the Stars ahead again but the resilient Raiders team equalised for the third time to take the game to overtime.

Even for overtimes, this game was more exciting than most. The Stars were given a penalty shot for a foul on Oliver who was unable to convert. This was followed almost immediately by a penalty shot given to the Raiders who’s shot went past Miller and outside the post.

With the game undecided, it went to penalty shots. The Raiders missed the first, as did the Stars with Lawday central shot easily blocked. The second Raiders penalty deceived Miller with a class finish and Josh Oliver missed with his second attempt of the night. Miller kept the game alive by saving the third and Edwards scored the tie to take it to sudden death.

Whillock’s shot was saved and the Raiders took the game with a deceptive penalty from the Raiders. The Stars can take comfort in another point but will ultimately see it as a point dropped in their efforts to challenge a higher rank in the table.

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