Saturday, February 12, 2011

Senior Night ... and the best loss all season!

Comets 4 - Howell 5

It was Senior Night for the Comets last night at the Ice House, and it turned out to be a heck of a night! The game opened with a short ceremony that was put together by Mr. Holmes, with the announcing done by Mr. Regan. The ceremony may have been short, but I know that all of the parents and players appreciated the effort to make the night special. Most of the seniors have played together off and on for the last 8 or 9 years! It will be hard to see them move on.

But on to the game. The Comets would be playing the highly ranked Howell team. Everyone, fans and players alike, knew the Comets were the underdogs going in., and they would have to really elevate their game! The game started with Howell controlling the majority of the play and jumping out to a 3-0 lead by the end of the first period. The Comets were caught flat and on their heals. It looked as if it was going to be a long night! But the Comets came back in the second period turning away everything Howell threw at the net, and even putting in two goals, the last goal coming in the last minutes of the period. The Comets would go into the break only down by one goal! This was going to be a game!

Howell came out strong in the third, controlling the play again, but the Comets never gave up. Both teams traded goals, but it would be Howell that would finish ahead by one goal, 5 to 4. As far as I could tell, this was the best loss the Comets have had since Westfield in last year's States. They may have been down in this game 3-0, but they never gave up. They even outscored Howell in the last 2 periods 4-2! Now the Comets just need to bring this intensity tonight against Paramus, and then into the playoffs and States!

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