Green Machine Keeps Rolling
The Rockies "Green Machine" Mites played an exciting game this past Sunday against the Gold Mites at the Rockies rink.
The game started off as a defensive struggle. Kevin Ross had several great chances but was turned away each time. Michael McCarthy was stellar in net for the green, stopping 8 of 9 shots he faced through the first 2 periods. At the end of two, the Green Machine was ahead 2-1 on goals by Michael Mangano.
The Gold came out firing early in the third on new Green goalie, Kieran Rogers. He did all he could to hold them off but the Gold scored twice to take a 3-2 lead late into the third period. With less than a minute left, coaches Frank Mangano and Dancer Rogers pulled the goalie with a face-off deep in the Gold zone coming up. The strategy worked to perfection as Xander sent a shot towards the goal off the face-off and Kevin Ross put it home to tie the game at 3. Off the ensuing face-off, Michael Mangano stick-handled past the Gold defense for an open shot that he banged home for the hat trick and the victory.
Both teams are to be commended for their hard play. They showed what the game is all about and all in attendance were treated to a great show from a great group of kids.