Posted on March 26, 2008 by Dylan Anderson

Hockey Vikings Season Ends with Little Emotion

Hockey Vikings Season Ends with Little Emotion

The Vikings hockey team had their final ACAC regular season series with the Concordia Thunder with no playoff opportunity to play for this past weekend. The teams had split the first half series with Concordia winning game one 5-2 and the Vikings dropping the Thunder 5-0 at home. Joel Jackson put the Vikings up 1-0 on Friday night early in the 1st period. The Thunder came back to score four unanswered goals to take a 4-1 lead. Dustin Claffey would notch a power play goal for the Vikings to cut the lead to 4-2 before the end of the 1st period. Karrim Krameddine would notch the lone goal for the Vikings in the 2nd period but the Thunder would add 3 goals of their own to take a 7-3 lead after 40 minutes. Neither team would add to the scoring in the 3rd period despite the Vikings having some quality chances on David Spooner in the Thunder net. Archie Henderson started in goal for the Vikings and Travis Ziegler came into the game in relief, the Vikings goaltenders combined for 29 saves. Chris Dawn was named the Vikings game star.

On Saturday Concordia was playing for an opportunity to finish 2nd in the league and outshot the Vikings 16 to 4 in the 1st period and took a 2-0 lead. Karrim Krameddine would score a power play goal for the Vikings to cut the lead to 2-1 and give the Vikings some life 3 minutes and 26 seconds into the 2nd period. The Thunder would add two more goals later in the period to establish a 4-1 lead and never looked back. The Thunder scored 4 goals in a 4 minute span to take a 8 – 1 lead in the 3rd period. Carter Barron would score a power play goal to make the score 8 – 2, but the Thunder quickly replied to skate to a 9 – 2 win. Travis Ziegler started in the Vikings net and played 52 minutes, Kirk Laird came into the game with 8 minutes to go, the two Vikings goalies combined made 25 saves. Carter Barron was named the Vikings game star.

The Vikings would like to thank all the students, staff and community members for their support this season.


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