Bremerton, WA – The West Sound Warriors and Seattle Ravens entered into this two-game series within grasp of the final playoff spot in the Northern Pacific Hockey League. As both teams started tonight’s game down seven points for the final playoff spot, the Warriors were able to come out and score first. With just eight seconds left in the first period, Scotty Perkins gave the Warriors the team’s first lead of the night.
The second period started how the first period ended for the Warriors, which was with a goal from Perkins. This goal would be the start of a four-goal period for the Warriors. Perkins, Garrett Little, and Sam Morris all scored for the Warriors before the Ravens were able to find an answer. But while down 4 – 0, Grant Omyer scored the Ravens’ first goal of the night. After the Ravens cut the Warriors’ lead to 4 – 1, Perkins was able to score his third goal, thus recording the hat trick.
After starting the period down 5 – 1, the Ravens were able to quickly reduce the Warriors’ lead with two goals from Chandler Holguin. Once the Ravens cut the Warriors’ lead to 5 – 3, Alec Johnson of the Warriors hushed the Ravens’ comeback by scoring a goal of his own. This goal lead to the Warriors beating the Ravens, 6 – 3.
Matt Ferris, the Warriors’ head coach, discussed his team’s performance tonight. Ferris said, “it was a good effort from us. Tonight was our fire on ice night, which is when we honor our local firefighters; because of this, the guys came out motivated and played well. It was a big win for us.”
The Warriors (7-27-1-1, 16 points) will now head to the Kent Valley Ice Centre in Kent, Washington, to take on the Ravens (6-25-1-1, 14 points) for the final game of this series. Game time is scheduled for 6:35 pm (PST).
(WSW) Scotty Perkins (F) – three goals and one assist
(WSW) Alec Johnson (F) – one goal and two assists
As games continue tomorrow, tune in to the NPHL’s website after the final game of the night for a full recap.
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