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Regular Season Games 19, 20, 21 & 22
Submitted By Danny Amodeo on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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*apologies for the delay in getting these up*

Game 19: 3-2 Loss to Niagara Falls

This is a game that the Falcons could/should have gotten the win. The Falcons controlled a good portion of play throughout the game, and were able to generate a lot of decent scoring chances, while limited the Falls to a lot of primer play. One area that the Falcons need to work on vs. Niagara Falls is our defensive zone breakouts. As shown during both intermissions, the coaching staff was instructing our team to breakout through the middle using our centres, however our lack of execution on this allowed the Falls to maintain some extra zone time. The Falcons had a 2-1 lead in the middle of the second period, when the stupidest bounce of all time was able to go into our net, which gave the Canucks new life, allowing them to get the game winner a short time after and skate away with the win.

Player of the Game: Chad, for excellent control of the puck and learning not to panic with the puck
Stats
Alex C 2G
George 2A
Hensley and Zach 1A each

Game 20: 2-0 Loss to Oakville

A brief lapse in focus in the second period, allowed the Rangers to score 2 quick goals, which would lead to their victory over the Falcons. The Rangers scored both of their goals from shots from the points where they had a guy in front of our net to tip the puck/get a rebound because we did not box out properly. Despite the 2-0 score, the Falcons did limit the Rangers to 18 shots on goal, while generating 18 shots on goal of our own, with a very shorten bench during this game. Having 2 powerplays in the game and not being able to generate though had a major impact into our loss this game.

Players of the Game: Patrick (steady-eddy on D for us) and Aidan (pure heart and sole kind of game)

Game 21: 7-1 Loss vs. Milton

Despite the lopsided score, the game finished with Milton outshooting us 28-26. We were in this game for the most part, yet a brief lapse again in the second period cost the Falcons, as Milton scored 4 goals in a short period of time to skate away from us. Also again, going 0/4 on the powerplay didn't help either. Some positives despite the result though:
- on a 2vs1 we shot for the rebound and boom we scored
- after a weak 2nd period the Falcons outshot and outplayed Milton in the third period
- some individuals began to really focus in on what is being taught so they can improve for the team

Player of the Game: Hayden

Stats
Hayden 1G
Colton 1A
George 1A 

Game 22: 2-2 Tie vs. Burlington Blue

Take away 21 seconds in the 2nd period, and the Falcons could say that we dominated this game. However, during a 21 second period of time during the 2nd period, the Blue Eagles were able to score 2 goals giving them a 2-1 lead, after Ovi opened the scoring in the first period. However, the Falcons would respond as Preston was able to pressure the d-man, and force a mistake, allowing us to have a 2-2 tie going into the third. Despite the shots being 9-9 in the third period, the Falcons out chanced the Blue Eagles in the third, however were unable to find the back of the net again.
Couple of key points:
- 1/2 on the powerplay which is improvement, however the powerplay we didn't score on had us hemmed in our own end as no one wanted to skate with the puck or make a pass to our teammates stick
- at times when we pressured the Blue Eagles defense, we were able to generate some really good scoring chances. Everytime we applied pressure to their D, they turned the puck over and we had chances to score. Unfortunately, we were not consistent throughout the game with this, which prevented us from having more chances to score.

*on a personal note, I want to thank everyone who checked in on me after my embarrassing fall on the bench. Bit of a headache and a very stiff neck this morning, but other than that I'm ok.

Players of the Game: Caedan (very strong game controlling the puck), and Alex T (very strong game controlling the puck and battling through pressure)

Stats
Ovi 1G
Preston 1G
George 1A
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