Wings of Steel - Youth Team

Bennett shut outs Wings of Steel
Written by Bill Kile III

VOORHEES >> The Bennett Blazers shut out the Wings of Steel, 3-0, in a Delaware Valley Hockey League Sled Division game Dec. 9 at the Virtua Flyers Skate Zone here.

Tolu Ojo got the Blazers on the board when he scored 3:06 after the opening face-off.

It was a tight-checking, back-and-forth game for the next 26 minutes of action as the goalies - Bennett’s Samantha McMinn and Steven Belcher - stopped everything that was sent their way.

Things opened up in the third period as the Blazers and Wings of Steel both had more shots - seven and six, respectively - in the last 15 minutes they they did in the first two periods combined.

The Wings of Steel almost tied the game when Alexander Satterfield was in all alone on a breakaway against McMinn about a minute into the third period. Satterfield fired a shot that was turned away by McMinn and Satterfield put back the rebound that was also smothered by the Bennett goalie.

On the ensuing play up the ice, Bennett increased it lead to 2-0 as David Ramos found the back of the net with 13:39 left in regulation. Ruby Elbert and Sean Thomason were credited with assists on the play.

Hunter Williams scored on a breakaway with 5:38 left to make it 3-0.

Despite the three-goal deficit, the Wings of Steel continued to apply pressure in the Blazers’ defensive zone, but McGinn was solid in preserving her shutout.

The final shots on goal were 13 for Bennett and nine for the Wings of Steel.

Gerry Herman’s Blazers improved to 2-1 with the win, while the Wings of Steel slipped to 1-5 on the season.