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Tyke Blue Storms Back in Rematch With Tyke White
Submitted By mbroderick on Monday, February 25, 2013
Dundalk Blue continued its regular season on Sunday and had plenty of reason to be concerned about their game. Tyke Blue's only loss of the season came at the hands of a very strong Dundalk Tyke White team.  In their first meeting, both teams came out flying, the play went back and forth but Tyke White took the game 3-2.  Tyke Blue has been working hard in practice to ensure that the second meeting would have a different outcome.

Dundalk Tyke Blue has had a string of success that has led them to many victories in the past few weeks.  However, there is always added excitement when the two Dundalk teams play each other.  Tyke Blue came out flying with some changes in the lineup, continuing their strong defensive play and creating offense from the point.  Quentin Welsh moved up to play forward, giving Tyke Blue some added second year offense, while continuing to be responsible in the defensive end of the ice.  That left room for top goal scorer, Aiden McKibbon to try out defense, perhaps helping him see the openings on the ice.  The moves worked well as Aidan Broderick, Aiden McKibbon and Brody Verbeek worked the defense, creating a wall that Tyke White had a difficult time getting through.  Providing added help on defense was up and coming defensive player, Amber Rice whose hard work and strong skating stride was particularly noticeable when upsetting the Tyke White offense.  For the most part, when Tyke White did get into Blue's end of the ice, Keegan MacPherson stood tall to keep White off the scoreboard. 
Tyke Blue opened the scoring early in the game, as McKibbon took a shot from the point that seemed to have eyes, getting past White goalie, Noah B.  With offensive star, Dante Hannivan buzzing around the offensive zone, along with Wylie Ferris, Joshua Broderick and Jimmy Stevens highlighted the improved skating of the Tyke Blue team and created many scoring chances.  The pressure created by this line helped Aiden McKibbon pick up a lose puck and score his second goal of the game.  All four had chances as Joshua tried a wrap around, Jimmy had a breakaway, Dante fired the puck over the White net and Wiley was stopped in front of the net as he did not get the puck quite high enough.   Before the period was over, Aidan Broderick showed his improved puckhandling skills as he picked the puck up behind his net, went coast to coast and shot it over the stick and glove of the Tyke White goalie. 

Tyke Blue continued to work hard in the second period, as the play was evenly matched, with a lot of it spent in the neutral zone.  Tyke Blue continued to get the puck out of the zone, keeping in mind that a puck in the neutral zone would not end up in their net.  The even, back and forth play continued all period, and with no goals scored in the period, Blue went into the third with a 3-0 lead.  It was in this period that Wyatt Goheen really shined, showing the focus and skating of a second year tyke player.  He followed the play well and turned away many Tyke White chances in the neutral zone.

In the third period, Blue took it to Dundalk White, trying to get a fourth goal and put the game away, but White goaltender, Noah, shut the door ensuring Tyke White would have an opportunity to come back.  Midway through the period, Tyke White showed the power that they have had all year, buzzing around the Tyke Blue end of the ice.  Finally, Tyke White star, Ethan W, got around the Blue defense and made no mistake putting the first goal home for Tyke White.  In the same shift, Ethan, stole the puck from Blue in the Blue's end and found Jaykob to make it a 3-2 game.  After the second Tyke White goal, the fans were loud and boisterous and both sides were nervous for the outcome.  Shortly after the second White goal, McKibbon quieted the crowd as he made a beautiful rush up the middle, making no mistake on the breakaway to give Blue another two goal lead.  Just one minute later, McKibbon highlighted his awesome performance scoring his fourth goal of the game from Broderick and Verbeek, giving Blue their three goal lead.  Late in the game, Jaykob completed the scoring for Tyke White making the final score 5-3 for Blue. 

The game highlighted the amazing development of Dundalk Minor Hockey as the game looked more like a Novice game with strong skating, exceptional puck skills and puck movement by both teams.  Highlighting that development was Chase Tester, the latest addition to the Tyke Rosters, who picked up the game much later than most of the players on the ice.  Chase, made numerous positive plays and put himself in the action all game long, earning himself the Tim Hortons Hardest Worker/MVP of the game. 

Both teams now head into the twighlight of their year, with only a few regular season games left and with White heading to the Wasaga Beach Tournament, Blue to the Durham tournament to show their power to new teams, in new arenas. 
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