Tigers Roar Back To Life Against Flyers, News, PeeWee Rep (Welland Minor Hockey)

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Tigers Roar Back To Life Against Flyers
Submitted By Justin Disher on Sunday, October 27, 2019
Teamwork makes the dream work. The Welland Telus Tigers turned in a nearly flawless performance as they defeated the Niagara Falls Flyers 8-0 in major peewee A action at the Gale Centre on Sunday.



Despite playing their third game in three days, the Tigers showed impressive jump from the opening faceoff and jumped into an early lead when Blake Turner and Alexander McQuillan set up Tyler Ray in the slot to open the scoring within the first two minutes of play.

To their credit, the Flyers held the Tigers to only one goal during the first ten minutes of play with some excellent goaltending and physical play. Welland on this night was simply unrelenting on both offense and defense, swarming the puck carrier and limiting their options by picking up open players quickly to force turnovers which allowed them to spend far more time in the offensive zone than they have in their previous two games.

The Tigers would wear down the Flyers in the second period, exploding for five goals thanks to some creative offense and passing proficiency. Two of the goals in particular were the direct result of superb give-and-go plays and a third goal resulted from an excellent behind the net feed from Jaxon Vanderlip who threaded the puck through the defender's skates onto the blade of his linemate in the slot.

The Tigers are at their best when they use all the talent on their roster and tonight's scoring summary reflects that with balanced scoring throughout the lineup. Ryan Reeves accounted for two goals, Vanderlip had a goal to go along with two helpers, and Josh Lamb, Dayton Flatt, Jordan Raso and Everett Hemauer would all bulge the twine before the final whistle. Further assists were credited to Noah Bovine and Flatt although most goals did not have assists assigned to them by the game officials.

Special teams were another strength as the Tigers were able to successfully defend all five trips to the sin bin while making the most of their powerplay by scoring on two of three opportunities.

Lukas Biggar was not tested as heavily as he has been in the past few games but still had to be solid in goal to earn his third shutout of the regular season.

With the victory, the Tigers improve to 5-2-1 in league play and are idle until next weekend's Peter Mancuso Memorial tournament hosted by Niagara Falls Minor Hockey. Welland plays two games on Friday, in Fort Erie against Don Mills at 12:30pm and in Port Colborne at 4:30pm against West Hill before closing out the round-robin on Saturday at 2pm versus Humberview in Niagara Falls.  
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