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Falcons Wins Best of Three series 2-0 to Advance to the Finals!
After a wild 8-6 game in Game 1, it was more of a tight checking game in this one. The Falcons great defence and 4 Goals from Saverio Romano (#4) led to a 4-1 Win over the Saints in Game 2.
Saverio Romano opened the scoring for the Falcons with 2 Goals in the 1st period to lead 2-0. Saints Jerry Mariano (#76) had two great opportunities on the wrap around, but was stopped by Torrance Ho (#30).
The score would hold up until the 3rd period where the Saints got back in the game at 2-1 with Michael Iacovone’s (#31) 5th Goal of the Playoffs, assisted by Jerry Mariano. However Saverio gave the Falcons a 2-goal lead again at the 10 minute mark, assisted by Meghan Hines (#29). Jerry Mariano nearly answered but the goalie made the save and Saverio swatted the rebound out, which was greatly appreciated. Late in the period Saverio Romano scored his 12th of the Playoffs to secure the win for his team.
It was a great game for all the Falcons that led to the win, tight forechecking from Saverio, Meghan, Lorne Donnelly, and Bill Rankin (#60). Also great defence from Tara Gibson (#74), Sam Palmeire (#1), and Steven Davis (#23) which made the goalie’s job a little easier. Saints were a great opponent and I respect them a lot.
Honourable mentions to Eli Shupak (#1), Erin Vassilakos (#2), James Lawton (#9), Bryan Rakowski (#22), and Sean Celsie (#25) of the Saints who all played hard.
Game 1 of the Finals is on April 20th at 1pm.