Game # 2 Hodonin, Czech Repuplic, http://www.shkhodonin.cz/
The D2 Selects had game 2 again in Hodonin against the First League Tier 1 Hodonin Junior U-24 Team. Young fast and entertaining team.
Early on the ACHA D2 team barraged the Hodonin team by getting the puck to the net early and often to set the pace in this game when the ACHA soared to a 5-0 first period lead.
Sean Leahy (New Hampshire) started the scoring from Cooper Limb (Utah St) early. Next shirft Dax Hobbs (Weber) from Kyle Garlasco (Wm Paterson) and Nick Heinrich (Grand Valley).
The ACHA team caught fire and popped in three more goals before the Hodonin team regouped. Ryan Urban (Penn St) from Hobbs, Conrad Smith (Montana Tech) from Andrew Dougherty (Rowan) and Blake Chapman (Boston College), then a goal by Ryan Garlasco ended the period.
The teams came out and played an even period in the second Matt Smartt (Grand Valley) from Rob Goldi (Michigan St) for the ACHA and Hodonin scored on a 2 man advantage to tally their first goal.
Third period was pretty even as well Hodoni scored first and Matt Smartt responded on a play from Daniel Echaverri (Florida Gulf Coast). Hodonin scored once more late to end with a Final 7-3 in a quick paced game.
Head Coach Mike Forbes saw big improvment in the team having a game under their belt and played very well. Assistants Steve McIsaac (New Hampshire) and Jon Eccles (Utah St) keep things moving on the bench and locker room to keep this new team that is bonding nicely thanks in large part to the effort from the entire staff..
Day off and New Years eve in Munich before Game #3 in Germany.