Season ending loss
Avon View Avalanche boys lose close playoff bout with Parkview Panthers
Coming off an 8- 1 thumping by the Parkview Panthers the week before, the Avon View Avalanche knew they were going up against some tough competition March 2.
Avon View played a sudden- death NSSAF Western Zone Division 1 playoff game against the Panthers in Windsor mid- afternoon March 2, just a week after playing Park View in the second- to- last Valley High School Boys Hockey League regular season game.
The boys were trailing the Panthers 3- 0 after the second period. In the third, the Avalanche’s most effective player of the afternoon, Dan Lord, scored twice to pull the Avalanche to within a single goal.
Then the Panthers pocketed one into an empty net with five seconds remaining in regulation to win the game 4- 2.
In the opening two periods, the Avalanche struggled with passing and could not find any rhythm or consistency, even when they were on the power- play.
The loss ended the 20172018 high school hockey season for the boys’ team as they required a win in order to still have a shot at making provincials.