The stage was set, the ice was ready and the Snow Jobs were ready to take on the Tapeworms for the coveted Dentler Cup.
The Tapeworms immediately felt the pressure against the Snow Jobs as soon as the puck hit the ice. Pressuring the puck early and gaining the attacking zone led to the Snow Jobs scoring chances in Thursday nights game. The Tapeworms immediately regained their defensive positions and shut down the scoring chance for the Snowjobs. Following the ensuing faceoff #9 Dominic Salvo with the Tapeworms took the puck down on a breakaway and scored against the Snow Jobs going top shelf on a wicked wrister to break the ice. A little more than two minutes later the Snow Jobs answered back with a goal of their own. The Snow Jobs made a couple of great passes in the slot area for Rebekah Hahn to score with the assists going to Ryan Oconnell and Brian Anhalt. Both teams ended the first period with the score tied at 1.
The second period was a period where both teams battled up and down the ice. Both teams had great scoring opportunities but it was all defense until 6:43 left in the second period with the Snow Jobs breaking the tie. The Snow Jobs scored their second goal of the game by Rebekah Hahn with the assist going to Robert Riggins. A little over four minutes later the Snow Jobs took a shot that resulted in a rebound only for Robert Riggins to backhand it into the back of the net making the score 3-1.
Going into the 3rd period the Snow Jobs had a two goal lead; the worst lead in hockey. 30 seconds after the puck dropped it was Robert Ciccotelli from Tom Manning and Tyson Zihlman scoring to bring some life back to the Tapeworms bench. The next 10minutes proved to be the grittiest portion of the entire game with 2 players from each side going to the penalty box and over 6 great scoring chances for both teams. With 1:03 left in regulation it was Scott Fults scoring a power play goal to seal the Snow Jobs eventual 4-2 championship victory over the Tapeworms.
It was an exciting game to watch and it is a game that left everyone in the stands eager to see which team will hoist the Dentler Cup at the end of next season.