Knights Give Their Regards to Boardway in 4-3 Victory Over Rival Hope
Saturday, December 04, 2010
By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
In front of a capacity crowd at the Eagles Ice Arena, the Knights hockey team emerged victorious in a clash with arch-rival Hope on Friday.
Calvin defeated the Dutch by a score of 4-3 with two goals from Reed Loney and single goals from Jarod Balog and Ben Regts. But the story of the night was Trevor Boardway in the net for the Knights.
Early on, Calvin was faced with five minutes of short-handed play but Boardway was stellar between the pipes during the short-handed situation and continued making clutch saves for the entire 60 minutes.
“Everyone worked so hard tonight. It was a total team effort,” said Broadway.
“This is Trevor’s first year. Now that everyone’s seen him, they should come out and watch him every game,” said Coach Mike Petrusma. “He’s such a competitor.”
The Knights drew first blood with a Reed Loney goal. Loney found himself undefended in front of the net and put a shot past David Nowicki to give Calvin the lead. It didn’t take long for Hope to equalize, tying the game later in the first period, but Jarod Balog put the Knights back on top before the first intermission break.
Calvin opened the second period strong. Balog connected with Regts on a pinpoint cross-ice pass. Regts took advantage of some open ice and fired a top-shelf shot into the net, giving Calvin a 3-1 lead.
But as well as the period opened for the Knights, it closed even worse. Hope scored two goals in the final two minutes to equalize the score at 3-3.
Both squads opened the third period strong but it was Calvin who eventually came out on top. Reed Loney’s goal with eight minutes remaining gave the Knights a lead, which would hold to the end of the game.
Hope was not without chances however; one shot ricocheted off the post. Boardway continued his strong play, one on instance sprawling cross net to make a glove save. When the final whistle sounded, it was Calvin on top, and the Knights’ bench mobbed their keeper on the ice.
“The goaltending was probably the difference in the game,” said Petrusma. “I also want to thank our fans. The atmosphere tonight was tremendous and I know that gave our boys a lot of jump and an extra energy boost.”
The two teams will face off again Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. at the Edge Ice Arena in Holland.