Cardiff players forechecked
aggressively in their bid to fight back, while they fought hard to the end of a tough match.
"We just got every puck to the net, finished our checks and forechecked
hard,'' Shrewsbury senior defenseman Sean Hallice said.
us hard all night long and won the one-on-one battles.
The forwards forechecked
with abandon while the defensemen pitched in to keep the puck in Algonquin's end.
"I don't know if they're quite happy with how they forechecked
. We did a good job managing the puck and getting it out of the zone, but I think they're going to come a little bit harder and try to disrupt that."
The Colonials mustered only 13 shots against a stingy Tomahawks defense that routinely pressured the puck and forechecked
"He's able to produce without taking away the element of his game, which is forecheck and hitting, and the way he forechecked
(today) gave us that tying goal that got us back in the game."
The power play was good, and we forechecked
well," Pearl said.