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Charity Game Result - Miracle on Ice II?.....
Submitted By WebMaster on Thursday, December 4, 2014
Almost!   The BenchWarmers, huge underdogs, entered a hostile environment last night and nearly pulled off a win.   Congratulations to Open B team on their 5-4 victory.

Thanks to Everyone who attended, volunteered and donated non-perishable food items.  The Newmarket Food Pantry estimated 200lbs+ of food was donated.  Fantastic result that will go a long way in helping families.

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Game Recap:
Electric atmosphere, capacity crowd at the Pfaff Ice Pad at the Magna Centre.   One would think we were at a 1D concert but no we're here to watch BenchWarmers vs Open B in a charity ringette game.

Would Open B buckle under the pressure?
Would it be a long night for the BenchWarmers? or would they shock the World?  

It appears BenchWarmers are holding their ringette sticks properly with 5 skaters + a goalie on...Whistle sounds..GAME ON!

Play is quickly in the BenchWarmers zone and we have our first Four-In call against the BenchWarmers.  Play is stopped shortly after with a BenchWarmers crease violation.  Looks like a busy night for the Officials.

BenchWarmers giveaway leads to opening goal.  Open B leads 1-0. Before you can say "I'll have a double double coffee" it's 2-0 Open B.  Crowd is going crazy.  BenchWarmers scrap impenetrable triangle strategy and deploy "mad scramble" strategy.

We have our first penalty! Yes you guessed it BenchWarmers down a man.   Mad Scramble strategy leads to numerous Four-In and crease violations, BenchWarmers weather the storm.  

BenchWarmers now taking the play to Open B.  Quick shot bounces off two sticks...Goal!  Open B leads 2-1.

Play resumes, Open B long pass to player standing all alone in front of net..Goal! Open B restores 2 goal lead by taking advantage of BenchWarmers soft marking.  

At the half Open B leads 3-1.  BenchWarmers quite possibly set the World Record for most Four-In and crease violations in a period.

Second period starts with BenchWarmers controlling the play.  Wrap around attempt..GOAL BenchWarmers!!  Open B Coach claiming crease violation, Officials review play goal stands.   Open B leads 3-2.

Open B turnover leads to partial breakaway, beauty deke, top shelf.. GOAL!!  **Side Note** deke and top shelf backhand were performed using old school wooden, metal tip ringette stick. Game tied at 3.  Crowd still standing and cheering on Open B.

Back and forth action leads to numerous chances but both Goalies standing tall.

Ladies and Gentlemen the unthinkable has happened...reminiscent of Ron Duguay speeding down the wing and cutting to the net, BenchWarmers take the lead.  Crowd is shocked, BenchWarmers shocked, Open B turn to their Coach...Coach Murdock...Shocked!  7 minutes left can BenchWarmers hold on?

More back and forth action.  Open B struggling to figure out BenchWarmers' "Mad Scramble" strategy.  BenchWarmers struggling to maintain "Mad Scramble" strategy

"Let Go Newmarket" cheers get louder, crowd 100% per cent behind Open B.  Open B applying all sorts of pressure.  BenchWarmers placing their bodies in harms way and blocking anything and everything.

Open B shot...Great glove save by BenchWarmers goalie, but wait...ring rolls out of his glove, down his arm, off his back....GOAL!! Open B!! it's 4-4 and the crowd goes bananas.  

Just under two minutes left and play is in BenchWarmers zone.  Open B cycling ring in the corner, BenchWarmer D-man misses forecheck, opportunity Open B, quick shot...GOAL!!!  Open B leads 5-4.  Crowd erupts.  1:25 left can Open B hang on?

BenchWarmers pull goalie, and hope to legally take advantage of Four-In.   Whistle blows, BenchWarmers controlling play, but wait only 3 men have crossed free play line.  Opportunity BenchWarmers..blocked in front...Where is that fourth man??  Goalie ring, 26 seconds left.   Whistle blows Goalie throws ring into corner, BenchWarmers swarm ring...Open B Turnover!..SHOT...SAVE...mad scramble in front....Whistle Blows Game Over!!  

Open B claims victory and bragging rights!!   Great Game

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