Country Day Bounces Back to Beat Flint Powers 2-1 in OT
Flint Powers and Country Day battled scoreless most of the night, before Country Day finally pulled the game out in overtime, 2-1.
"I tip my hat to Flint Powers. They are a very, very good team," said Country Day Coach Frank Novock. "It was a great win for us. These games show what kind of character a team has."
The game featured a duel between Country Day goalie Chris Cantrell and Powers goalie Casey Korhonen. Cantrell kept the game scoreless when Jake Stone broke in all alone during a Charger power play ten minutes into the second period. Cantrell made a left pad save.
Stone, however, scored on a power play at 6:56 of the third period. Country Day attempted to clear the puck, but the puck hit the back of a Country Day player. Stone picked it up next to the net and beat Cantrell to give Powers a 1-0 lead. Country Day bounced back with 2:42 left in regulation. Paul Johnson took a shot from the point. Spencer Johnson got the rebound, and his rebound came out to Toby Murray. Murray made no mistake, burying the puck and tieing the game 1-1.
"We got one late," said Novock. "We hit a couple of posts, but the guys stayed with it. That's a testiment to them."
In overtime, Country Day dominated play. Paul Johnson ripped a shot from the left point that came out to Matt Dolan who made a shot from the right point. In a scramble in front of the net Spencer Johnson got the puck to Jake Hartje, who put it in for the winner at 3:47.
"We said we had to score an ugly goal to win, and we did," said Novock. With the win, Country Day improved its record to3-0, while Powers fell to 1-1.