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Tritons Keep RollingJanuary 11, 2013,
San Diego, CA-
After a long winter break, spent with family and friends, the Tritons where ready to get back in form and continue to extend their nine game win streak. Ventura College, a side that the Tritons managed to overcome by a score of 9-5 earlier in the season, were slated to matchup with the Tritons in a home and home series during the weekend. The first game would be at home for the Tritons, where they maintain a perfect 5-0-0 record. The game started off with a quick pace as both teams came out hard, finishing their checks, and looking for that all important first goal. Unfortunately for the Corsairs, they would once again quickly fall behind the Tritons, going back to their locker rooms down 4-0 after the first. The Tritons continued to pile on the goals in the second, finishing up the period with an even wider 7-0 margin. In the third things began to escalate. Co-captain Alexey Voronin, forward Benjamin Song and multiple VCC players were thrown out for fighting, after a few questionable plays from both sides. Ventura continued to step their chippy play up and sparked the first goalie fight of the season for the Tritons, a fight which saw Ryan Corriveau and fellow VCC goalie go toe to toe. Edward Stepanyants would step in and cap off Corriveau’s shutout and win, in what was a final score 12-0. Star defenseman and co-captain Tommy Tuohy had his first two goal game night, firing off the game winning goal early in the first.
The second game would be played at Ventura College’s home rink the following night. The Tritons, having beaten the Corsairs 12-0 just less than 24 hours ago, where looking to play it safe and keep it civilized after a first game that quickly escalated in violence. This did not happen. Although the winning team certainly did not change, as the Corsairs once again fell behind early in the first and were never able to get close, the sparks flew once again. First line, skill forward Kevin Zhang saw himself kicked off for an unsportsmanlike after an altercation with a Corsair player, and defenseman Tommy Tuohy and a pair of Corsairs were also ejected. The final score ended up at 9-2 as the Tritons once again had no trouble displaying the fact that they are the stronger team this season.
The Tritons restarted the season in spectacular fashion, outscoring their opponent 21-2 over 120 minutes of play. And while the games were blowouts, the two teams sparked an intense hate for each other, one that fans will certainly be glad about if these two teams manage to meet in the playoffs. The Tritons’ next game will be at UTC Ice on Friday at 10:45 PM against the undefeated UC Davis Aggies, come out and support the boys.
By: Ed Stepanyants
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