Checkers’ Chris Terry continues to shine this season. The forward was responsible for two goals in last night’s game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, including the winning shot under Joel Martin’s pads in the fourth round of shootouts. Jacob Micflikier had cancelled out Tigers’ Rhett Rakhshani earlier in the extra contest.
First period was eventfully uneventful. Bridgeport had 13 shots on goal, including 3 power play opportunities while the Checkers had 8 SOG and 1 extra-man chance. However, the first 20 ended with a pair of goose-eggs.
Webster Bank Arena saw some positive power play action from both teams in the second. Jeremy Collition achieved his 13th goal of the season for the Tigers on their fourth extra-man goal opportunity of the night. Chris Terry answered with his own power play goal when Charlotte went 5-3. Boychuk and Dalpe fired promising pucks, but it was Terry who sent it over the goal line.
Another star of the game was Zach Boychuk. He wins for feistiest player of the game award. Boychuk was served a total of 8 minutes box time last night. On Twitter, I asked him if he was kind enough to knit me a sweater during his free time. He has yet to answer. He’s probably still finishing it. I hope it’s green for St. Patty’s Day.
Joel Martin made 27 saves for the Sound Tigers, but gets the loss. The teams pair up again tomorrow in Connecticut at 7pm.
I also wanted to brag on Chris Terry for another second. I know he supports ALS research, which I am personally very grateful. Since I work at the MDA, ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a diagnosis we cover. It is a brutal disease and I hope we can find a cure in the near future. So, much love to Terry for spreading awareness and supporting organizations that are fighting against ALS.
For more information on ALS, please visit: http://www.als-mda.org/disease/als.html