AJIHL RD 5 Wrap Up: Glaciers ice Whalers. West still Hot

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Glaciers continue to climb the mountain with a 7-2 display Saturday night over the Whalers. Caleb Butler was on fire again notching another hat-trick and three helpers. But he was not alone as his teammates Corey Stringer and Tim Vanderwolf both chipped in two goals a piece.

The Glaciers raced out to a 2-0 lead in the first and then doubled the lead on a misconduct penalty to Whalers top defenseman Harry Jaunozols early in the second period.

Aleksander Anderson responded for the Whalers before the second period finished. Byron Tschuma then cut the lead in half 4-2 as he continued his solid play, but that is where the come back would end as the Glaciers scored three unanswered to keep their streak alive.

Over in the west the Sharks and Pelicans battled out a 5-4 game with the Pelicans scraping out the win. The Sharks however, were extremely solid in the special teams department successfully killing off 7 of the 8 penalties served and capitalizing on 66% of their power play chances.

Jordan Grover was instrumental in establishing a 4-2 lead after two hard fought periods. David Mahood extended the lead to 5-2 early in the third, but that still didn’t deter the Sharks as Sak closed the lead to two. Bruno Stolze kept his scoring streak going netting one with 18 seconds left in the game and whilst it wasn’t enough to tie the scores, one would certainly suggest the Sharks might have the momentum when these two teams meet again.