MICDS Falls To Kirkwood In First Hockey Game Of New Year
Rams were outshot 34-11 by the Pioneers, who got two goals and an assist from sophomore Michael Davies in 3-1 win.
AFFTON -- Even while giving up three times as many shots as they were able to take, the MICDS ice hockey team was just a goal away from securing at least a tie in its New Year's night Mid-States Hockey Association matchup against Kirkwood.
So when the Rams were granted a power play with about 90 seconds left in the game, the decision was made for MICDS to pull its goalie and attack the Pioneers with a 6 against 4 advantage.
Unfortunately, that ploy didn't work, as Kirkwood sophomore Michael Davies gained possession of the puck inside the MICDS zone, and scored an empty net goal with eight seconds left that gave the Pioneers a hard-fought 3-1 win over the Rams.
The defeat was MICDS' third in its last four games, and dropped the Rams to 5-7-2 on the season.
Junior Matthew Myer scored the Rams' lone goal -- his sixth of the season -- on a pretty power play goal in the second period, set up by teammates Daniel Herr and Alexander Bean.
Myer almost tied the game on that final power play, but a breakaway pass with less than a minute left, skipped over his stick, and with it went MICDS' last, best chance to avoid the loss.
Kirkwood, on the other hand, picked up its third win in its last four games, and is now 7-6-1 this season.
Davies was the key player for the Pioneers on Tuesday, finishing his night with a hand in all three Kirkwood goals, with two scores and an assist.
Senior Nicholas Chiodini scored his team-leading 13th goal of the season, on a shorthanded breakaway with Davies, for Kirkwood's other goal on Tuesday.
The Pioneers will go for their third win in a row, and fourth in five games, on Friday, when they'll host 9-4-1 Chaminade, in a 6:15 p.m. contest at the Kirkwood Ice Arena.
MICDS' next game is Saturday, at the Brentwood Ice Rnk. where the Rams will take on Priory at 7:45 p.m.
Score by Periods ........... 1 ... 2 ... 3 -- Final Score
Kirkwood ........................ 0 ... 2 ... 1 -- 3
MICDS ............................. 0 ... 1 ... 0 -- 1
KHS -- Nicholas Chiodini SHG (13), assisted by Michael Davies -- 12:08 ... 1-0
MICDS -- Matthew Myer PPG (6), assisted by Daniel Herr and Alexander Bean -- 10:22 ... 1-1
KHS -- Michael Davies (1), assisted by Patrick Mitchell -- 5:00 ... 2-1
KHS -- Michael Davies (2) ENG (5), unassisted -- :08.1 ............... 3-1