This game was a tale of two teams going in different directions on the floor as the Boston Rockhoppers moved to 6-1 on the season while Kentucky fell to a 2-5 record. Boston picked up a 16-13 victory where they just played their game as they have all season, and that’s a game of smart shots, and not many penalties.
Boston was led by Vince Talbot in net yet again as he made 32 saves. On the other end, Patrick Crosby made his second start of the season and did all he could with 37 saves in the contest for Kentucky.
Kentucky also got fantastic efforts despite the loss from Jesse Guerin with a sock trick (six goals) and three from newcomer Chazz Woodson, who is starting to seem more comfortable with the indoor game.
Kentucky also did a good job limiting penalties tonight with just one power play allowed, an improvement for a team who has struggled with penalties all season. However, they were not able to stop Marty Bowes who scored five times and a four goal effort from Mike Stone. Andrew Kirkaldy also picked up two goals.
Travis Bland scored three times for Kentucky and they also got two point efforts from Joel Derichinsky, Eric O’Brien and Brandon Dube.
Kentucky dominated the game on the floor with 58 loose balls picked up, showing their effort and fight in winning battles. On some nights, a team like Boston can just win a game on talent alone. There is no doubt, and you can see just from the stats, Kentucky has made some adjustments. But is it enough to become a champion of this league?