Another Successful Banner Raising Event! Gators Win 7-4

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Season Opener = Huge Success

The SCHL Pro-Am defending champions defended their 8th banner raising night with an all out effort and dominance over their nemesis, Dragon Club.  The Gators are now 5-3 on Banner Raising Nights and 10-5 all-time in season openers.

“Everything worked out in our favor.  Between the game and the ceremonies pre-game and post-game.  It was a win-win-win type of night” said forward Bryan Leitch.

The Gators jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first period with goals from Leitch, Scott McDougall, Jason Cotton and Patrick Kirtland.

Tim Richter

Cotton playing in his first game as a Gator added, “I was a bit nervous but as the night went on, I started to get a little more comfortable.”

Both lines chipped in with goals after a scoreless second period.

RJ Gates, Tim Richter added goals in the third along with Kirtland scoring his second of the game.

“Our lineup is much deeper with talent this summer, it’s going to be exciting how the season will go for us” said Zach Currie.

In Other News

All-Time winningest goalie in Gators history, Nick Niedert made 32 saves for his 62nd win.  Niedert also added an insurance assist late in the game to help cover the Over.

 

Gator of The Game

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Patrick Kirtland

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Gators Skaters

# NAME G A PTS SOG PIM + / –
3 Mike Velez 0 2 2 0 0 0
6 Keith Buehler 0 1 1 0 0 0
7 Zach Currie 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Tim Richter 1 2 3 0 0 0
10 Jason Cotton 1 1 2 0 0 0
12 Scott McDougall 1 4 5 0 0 0
15 Bryan Leitch 1 2 3 0 0 0
16 RJ Gates 1 0 1 0 0 0
17 Patrick Kirtland 2 1 3 0 0 0
24 Connor Doherty 0 0 0 0 0 0

Gators Goalies

# NAME MIN SOG SV GA SV %
1 Nick Niedert 45:00 36 32 4 .889
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