The tide turned back toward Yellow Tuesday night for game 3 of the Meatbird Cup, with the Hosers taking a 10-5 win home to take a 2-1 series lead. Playing without rookie standout Mike Sullivan for the first 10 minutes due to equipment problems, Green could not counter a fierce offensive attack by the Hosers and were quickly in the hole 3-1 before Sullivan took his first shift. Backup goalie P.K. Andarian was peppered throughout and made some great stops, but the tireless attack proved too much to hold off. A game time scratch for wily veteran Pat O’C also hurt the Oglethorpes. He is due back for game 4. “We need him” said Captain Chris Maclean.
The Hosers played dump and chase all night, frustrating Oglethorpe defenseman Jake Clarke. “F&ck!ng bushleague play. Fine if they want to do it, but they better watch that puck coming back at them, cause its coming hard and at eye level” stated Clarke after the game. Tim Crowley had some highlight reel rushes reminiscent of his idol, Bobby Orr. But it wasn’t enough as goalie Boo Davison continued his solid play and held off the Olgethorpe pressure. Jamie Knight, back from suspension, anchored a strong 2 line attack for the winners.
Game 4 is Tuesday night 8:30pm at Hetland. Yellow has a chance to clinch so Green will be coming out strong to try to even the series.