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Gators Cap Off Greatest Comeback of All-Time, Win 8-7

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Gates & McDougall Combine For 6 Goals

It was a comeback for the ages…

Easily rivaling the 2004 Boston Red Sox overcoming a 3-0 series deficit to defeat their hated rivals.

Or…

Maybe it was like the New England Patriots plugging a 25-point deficit to triumph in overtime in last years Super Bowl.

What the Gators did last night was nothing short of amazing.  Being down 7-1 after the first period, the Gators marched on.  On a night where everything was going in their net, they stayed true to their lineup and each played their roles to cap off a 8-7 win vs Dragon Club.

Jon Bellonio

“We know we have a powerful lineup.  When we go to the net and present havoc there, we are a tough team to play against.  Net drives and net front presence is what turned this game around for us” said forward Jon “Hells Bells” Bellonio.

This is the second game in a row where Dragon Club jumped out to an early lead.  In the previous meeting they scored 5 straight goals before the first period ended, finding them up 5-2.  Last night they were up by 6 and 7-1  after the first frame.

In total, Dragon Club has outscored the Gators 12 to 3 in the first periods but the Gators have finished strong outscoring DC 16 to 2 in the remaining periods.  Of course leading to 2 wins for Gang Green

Wow…how about them apples.

Gator of The Game

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5 Goals, 1 Assist

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Gators Skaters

# NAME G A PTS SOG PIM + / –
3 Mike Velez 0 4 4 0 0 0
5 Gil Schaper 0 3 3 0 0 0
12 Scott McDougall 5 1 6 0 0 0
15 Bryan Leitch 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 RJ Gates 1 0 1 0 0 0
18 Les Hrapchak 0 1 1 0 0 0
19 Cole Morrissette 0 1 1 0 0 0
21 Jon Bellonio 2 2 4 0 0 0
TOTALS 8 12 20 45 0

Gators Goalies

# NAME MIN SOG SV GA SV %
1 Nick Niedert 45:00 35 28 7 .800
TOTALS 45:00 35 28 7 .800

 

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Gators End Road Trip 3-0 after 13-4 Win

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Beal & McDougall Combine for 9 Goals

The Connecticut Gators are back on top of the SCHL Pro-Am division.  Well….actually they are still on top.  They never really leave the top of the standings.

The Gators used a demoralizing first period, opening up to a 5-0 lead en route to a 13-4 win over Beast.

“We wanted to start fast and end it quick.  The only I can think of is like ripping off a band aid” said Scott McDougall.

Scott McDougall

The night was was highlighted by the return of Joel Beal.  Beal added  1 goal and 5 assists as he created a lot of buzz around the arena.

Beal added “I felt pretty good out there.  My legs were really moving and I was just trying to get the puck to the shooter all night.”

McDougall capped off the night with an epic 8 goal performance to bring his career Gator goal total to 600!!!

 

Gator of The Game

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8 goals, 1 assist

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Gators Skaters

# NAME G A PTS SOG PIM + / –
3 Mike Velez 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Zach Currie 1 2 3 0 0 0
8 Tim Richter 1 8 9 0 0 0
10 Joel Beal 1 5 6 0 0 0
12 Scott McDougall 8 1 9 0 0 0
15 Bryan Leitch 2 5 7 0 0 0
18 Les Hrapchak 0 2 2 0 0 0
19 Cole Morrissette 0 1 1 0 0 0
TOTALS 13 24 37 37 0

 

Gators Goalies

# NAME MIN SOG SV GA SV %
31 Matt Kricheli 45:00 27 23 4 .852
TOTALS 45:00 27 23 4 .852

Leitch Motivates Gators To Clinch Playoff Position, Gators Win 8-5

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Leitch 2 Goals & 2 Assists

 

The Gators clinched the SCHL Pro-Am Summer 2017 playoffs with an inspiring performance from Bryan Leitch.

Bryan Leitch

Leitch capped off a 4 point, 1 stick night with a key face-off win, while the Gators were short-handed and the Beast’s goalie pulled.

Leitch added, “I knew I had to do it.  I know I can I can do it, so I did it.  I won the game.   That’s what leaders do.

Gators also received goals from Tyler Lovejoy (1), Charlie Curti (1), Scott McDougall (2), Paul Kirtland (1) and Patrick Kirtland (1).

Nick Niedert finished the night with 23 saves, 1 assist and 1 shot on goal.

 

Gator of The Game

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2 goals, 2 assist

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Gators Skaters

# NAME G A PTS SOG PIM + / –
3 Mike Velez 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Tyler Lovejoy 1 0 1 0 2 0
5 Charlie Curti 1 1 2 0 0 0
6 Keith Buehler 0 2 2 0 0 0
12 Scott McDougall 2 2 4 0 0 0
15 Bryan Leitch 2 2 4 0 0 0
16 RJ Gates 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Patrick Kirtland 1 1 2 0 2 0
19 Billy Sweezey 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 Paul Kirtland 1 1 2 0 2 0
21 Jackson Barliant 0 1 1 0 0 0
TOTALS 8 11 19 37 8

Gators Goalies

# NAME MIN SOG SV GA SV %
1 Nick Niedert 45:00 28 23 5 .821