Dexter Hockey Rally Falls Short Against Gabriel Richard
The Dexter hockey team could not overcome an early three goal deficit as a furious rally came up short in a 5-4 loss to Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard Friday night.
Gabriel Richard controlled the first period scoring three times to put the Dreadnaughts in a 3-0 hole after one period.
The Dreads began to rally in the second when Ryan Kniesteadt wristed in a shot from in front of the net to make it 3-1.
Joey Fracassi followed that with a goal just a couple of minutes later to cut the lead to 3-2.
Richard answered to make it 4-2, but Luc Chesney found the net for the Dreadnaughts to make it 4-3 after two period.
Gabriel Richard scored just 17 second into the third to make it 5-3, but the Dreads did not quit.
During a scrum in front of the net the puck was loosed and Chesney was able to poke it into the net to cut the lead to 5-4. They continued to put the prssure on and hit the post, but it stayed out to keep it 5-4.
Dexter pulled the goaltender in the final minute for a 6 on 5 advantage, but could not get a shot on net as Gabriel Richard held on for the win
Amanda Crundwell made 25 saves in net for Dexter, while Kniesteadt picked up an assist.
Dexter is 2-2 overall on the season.
Photos by Mike Williamson