Feb 24, 2013 | wruttan | 881 views
Warriors Win Back To Back
The Stratford Warriors won back to back playoff games against both North London and West London Nationals. The Warriors defeated North London 5-3 in a very chippy contest. The Warriors then beat West London 4-2.
The Warriors travelled to the Carling Arena on February 16 to face off with a strong North London squad. The Warriors opened up the scoring on a goal by Teddy Gough, with the assists going to Nick Ruttan and Sam Knechtel. North London then scored two quick goals to take a 2-1 lead into the second period. Wes Keutsch tied the game up late in the second, on a goal asisted by MacCauly Ross. The Warriors then scored two quick goals early on in the third period to take the lead back. Eric Brubacher scored his first of the year, on an assist by Nick Ruttan. Matt Carman answered this goal with an unnassisted goal of his own, to put the Warriors up by two. North London couldn't take the pressure put on by the Warriors, and began to take selfish penalties. Nick Ruttan continued to use his hot hands, and set up Sam Knechtel for a powerplay goal. North London would add another goal late, but the Warriors held on to win the game 5-3.
On the 20th, the Warriors played host to the West London Nationals, and skated away with a 4-2 victory.Matt Carman led the Warriors offense, picking up 2 goals and one helper. Wes Keutsch had a goal an assist, while Devin Kerr had two helpers. James Drake scored the other goal for the Warriors, and MacCauley Ross added one assist as well.