“Right before the faceoff, I said, ‘God, give me a break please. Let me score this one goal’ and I got the puck and took the weakest shot I’ve ever taken, because the guy was slashing me, and then I watched it go in,” said Jesse Goodsell. And that was how the Stingers won game two of their three game playoff series against the McGill Redmen in the OUA East quarterfinal.
After dropping the first game in McGill’s rink 6-3, the Stingers made good last Friday night at Loyola by beating their cross-town foes 6-5 in overtime to force a third game.
With the Ed Meagher arena packed to the gills with a hypnotising crowd, the Stingers came out flat in the first period, allowing the first goal only 4:36 into the game from McGill’s Marko Kovacevic. Disputing the call with the officials earned assistant captain Trevor Blanchard two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct, and cost the Stingers another goal at 4:51 from one of the Redmen go-to guys, Shawn Shewchuk.
The Stingers would allow a third unanswered McGill goal from Louis-Simon Allaire at 15:29 while Stinger Simon-Pierre Sauv