In a contest such as this, the end score and the game sheet does not do it justice. The Keith Bodley barn had a slow burn in the Bantam 2 division on Saturday afternoon, the final result in question late, keeping the fans entertained to the final minutes.
The first period was a scoreless one, both teams having limited chances on net. The Warriors seemingly covered the neutral ice with defensive containment, often converting into offensive pressure and chances. The Monarchs had difficulty with this when it came to moving through the neutral ice and gaining offensive zone entry.
The second half of the second period marked a shift of momentum in the Monarchs favor. Change in work ethic soon led to a Monarch goal scored in tight by Daimon Gardner who beat the net minder in a cross-crease fashion. Towards the end of the period the Monarchs continued to weather the storm, taking hits, winning battles, and even fighting through late period penalty trouble. Monarchs up 1-0 going into the third.
The Monarch momentum continued into the 3rd coming out with a tally to create a 2-goal gap, the worst lead in hockey. The Warriors showed grit and showed no signs of the rolling over. Aside from a few shifts controlled by the Warriors the Monarchs played great shut down defense all of the ice, scoring a third time to put the nail in the coffin. The Bantam 2 Monarchs go home with the 2 points and the W.