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Carolina Sweeps Weekend Series over Thunder

November 3, 2019 - Federal Prospects Hockey League (FPHL) - Delaware Thunder News Release

The Delaware Thunder and the Carolina Thunderbirds arrived for their rematch at the Thunderdome tonight bringing some extra grit and pace to the arena.

The Thunder held the line early in the game, giving up just one goal in the first period to Jan Krivohlavek. The Thunder matched that goal early in the second period on a shorthanded goal by Ryan Marker assisted by Brennan Young, but despite a spate of scoring opportunities, the Thunder was denied throughout the second and third by a strong Thunderbird defense anchored by goaltender Dill.

Ultimately Carolina stretched the goal differential in the second, starting with a second goal by Krivohlavek and followed by Vlasov's goal in the last seconds of the second period. Two more goals, one by Carolina's Klinecky early in the 3rd and one by Osaka midway through the third left the Thunder thirsty for a rematch.

Both teams logged fewer penalty minutes this evening, but tempers were heightened and there was no shortage of hard hits, boiling over into a full-fledged fisticuff when Cristofaro took a stick to the face and Thunder captain Charlie Pens, Jr. dropped gloves with Michael Bunn.

The final score, a hard fought 5-1.

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