Sea­son end­ing loss

Avon View Avalanche boys lose close play­off bout with Parkview Pan­thers

Valley Journal Advertiser - - SPORTS - BY DAN BOYD HANTSJOURNAL. CA

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.

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