The Minute Men did what needed to be done to have a shot at the win, shut down the hottest player in the league, Chandler O’Dell. They did just that and held O’Dell pointless until the Sting Rays first goal of the game late in the second, scoring five of their own before hand. In the first period the Minute scored very quickly just 28 seconds into the frame when George Brkljacic would score on a Michael Alicea rebound for his first of four goals on the night. It would be almost the end of the period before the second score would come when Julian Wojcik would snipe a wrister over the glove hand of starting netminder Jason Cribbs. The period ended 2-0 Minute Men. In the second period Jonny Motta would slide a dish over to Braeden Spencer who was quick to smash it off the pipe and in for his first goal as a Minute Man and his first goal in the FIHL! Kyle “LeGrande” Finelli would score on a one timer in the slot from the Brkljacic slick feed and for his next trick Georgie Boy would score his second of the night on a breakaway to make it 5-0. The Sting Rays finally get one past John Thompson with just three minutes left as Chandler O’Dell scalpels a nice backhand toe shot over Thompsons blocker shortside for the surgical goal. That ended the period 5-1. In the third period the Sting Rays made a quick strike as Noah Gawel slams home a puck right off the stick of Connor Hill as he was trying to intercept a pass and suddenly a three goal deficit with an entire period to play doesn’t look so bad. Seven minutes later number 73 would get the hatty and put the Men up by four on a shorthanded scream down the ice. The Sting Rays answered within minutes however as Michael Babcock (s) would get a nice goal as the Rays power play works the puck around, assists going to Matthew Kramer and Noah Gawel. Brkljacic gets his fourth goal on another break away as Kyle Fanelli would send him away after receiving the puck from Ryan “Big Foot” Compton. The Rays capped off their scoring when a Michael Babcock pass attempt goes off of a Wyatt Frontiero skate and slides past the unexpecting Thompson with :42 ticks left on the pumpkin to make the final score, Minute Men 7, Sting Rays 4. The losing netminder was Ty Schmidt who split duties with Jason Cribbs and the Sting Rays were one for three on the power play. The Minute Men were 0/4 on their power play opportunities and were the last team to allow a power play goal this season, which they did tonight. They are however winners of three in a row, the longest win streak of the young season. That’s all from the haunted house known as TBSA!!