Eagles dominate Steelheads to grab home ice advantage

Kelly Cup BOISE, Idaho – In the second game of the ECHL Western Conference Quarter finals, the visiting Colorado Eagles played the same game as they played the night before but their hard work and effort yielded a better result. TheĀ 3-1 victory over the Steelheads Saturday night gives Colorado home ice advantage for the remainder of the series.

Period one had no scoring as Colorado netminder, Dustin Butler, stopped all nine Steelhead shots and Idaho goalie, Josh Robinson, thwarted all fourteen Eagle scoring attempts in the first 20 minutes.

Dustin Butler

Dustin Butler

Kevin Young

Kevin Young

At the 2:30 mark of the second period Colorado defenseman Kevin Young converted on the power play to start the scoring. Three and half minutes later Trent Daavettila banged home what would become the winning goal for the Colorado Eagles. David de Kastrozza got the Steelheads on the scoreboard less than four minutes later.

The score remained two to one until another Eagle defenseman, Mark Nemec, sent the puck in to the empty net to account for the final three to one winning margin.

Mark Nemec

Mark Nemec

The next game in the series will be Tuesday April, 22 at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland Co. at 7:05 MDT

Contact the author/photographer at terry.sanford@prohockeynews.com

 

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