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Maxwell Scores Two Special Teams Goals but Thunder Fall to Colorado

January 8, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) - Stockton Thunder News Release

Tyler Maxwell scored a shorthanded and power-play goal but a third period goal by Brock Nixon proved the difference in Colorado's 3-2 win

Loveland, CO - The Stockton Thunder put forth a valiant effort Wednesday night in Colorado, but eventually lose by a score of 3-2 in favor of the Eagles. Peter Sivak and Ryan Hayes each put themselves on three-game point streaks, while Tyler Maxwell scored both goals for the Thunder, but Brock Nixon and the Colorado Eagles scored the lone goal in the third and that was the difference. The Thunder continue their road trip Friday against the Utah Grizzlies.

1st Period

-THUNDER GOAL: F Tyler Maxwell (11) two-on-one chance with the shot going over the goalie's outstretched pad (Sivak, Boutin assists), 5:02 (SH)

-COL goal: F Trent Daavettila (4) one timer from the near side dot beats the goalie (Parker, Zahn assists), 5:42

-COL goal: F Brock Nixon (17) shot from the top of the near side circle goes through goalie and into the net (Nemec assist), 8:38 (SH)

-THUNDER GOAL: F Tyler Maxwell (12) shot from the slot goes top shelf glove side past the goalie (Phillips, Hayes assists), 9:36 (PP)

-Shots: STK - 7 | COL - 15

2nd Period

-No goals

-Shots: STK - 9 | COL - 9

3rd Period

-COL goal: F Brock Nixon (18) breakaway shot goes through the goalie's five hole (Gardner, Zimmerman assists), 13:20

-Shots: STK - 8 | COL - 15

W: Doug Carr (24 shots, 22 saves)

L: Kent Simpson (39 shots, 36 saves)

Notable Statistics

-Three Stars: 1- Brock Nixon (2 goals) 2- Tyler Maxwell (2 goals) 3- Trent Daavettila (1 goal)

-Final Shots: STK - 25 | COL - 39

-Power plays: STK - 1/5 | COL - 0/6

-Peter Sivak (1 assist) and Ryan Hayes (1 assist) both are now on three-game point streaks

-Tyler Maxwell (2 goals) earns his third multi-goal and sixth multi-point game of the year

-Kent Simpson (36 saves) now has eight games in a Thunder sweater in which he's made 30-plus saves

-The Thunder have now gone 13 periods without an even strength goal


"We competed, but the way they play you have to be aware. They always cheat guys in behind you and we talked about it before the third and sure enough they get a guy in behind us, we get a bit at the net, and it comes out the other way on the breakaway. It's awareness all the time." - Coach Kromm on defending the Eagles

"We were focused on our play to the net. Puck went to the net, some traffic in front, and our forwards were tied up. They just fired it up to the guy that snuck behind the defense. Our defenseman were trying to keep the play alive and weren't aware of what went behind them." - Coach Kromm on Colorado's game winning, third period goal

"Our PK was fine, our goaltending was fine, but for us it's going to have to be our five-on-five. We have to get better while five-on-five. We need guys scoring even strength and pushing the pace a little bit. Right now our defense is undermanned with [Keith] Seabrook not playing and Mario [Larocque] picking up an injury in the second, we were short, so our forwards have to pick up the slack and get the job done." - Coach Kromm on his special teams again playing well

"It's getting pucks to the net, it's driving to the net, it's getting bodies to the net, not getting tied up in front and when a shot comes to try for the secondary scoring chance. We allow ourselves to get tied up too easily." - Coach Kromm on what the team has to do to play better even strength

"The first one was a good chip by [Shawn Boutin] up the boards to kick Peter and I off on a two-on-one. Peter [Sivak] made a nice feed for the one-timer. The second one [Ryan Hayes] fed [Adam Phillips] and they found me and I just walked down main street and had the open shot." - Tyler Maxwell on both of his goals

"I think it's a confidence builder. Starting in Ontario we were kind of tic-tac-toeing it around and it just carried through our road trip." - Tyler Maxwell on the Thunder special teams

"I know it's frustrating at times, and luckily our special teams has been doing it for us, but we have to get it done five-on-five. Obviously our shot count isn't where we want it to be so we're just going to have to funnel everything to the net and get bodies there." - Tyler Maxwell on not scoring an even strength goal in 13 periods


-Colorado Eagles vs. STOCKTON THUNDER

Friday, January 23 @ Stockton Arena

Team Photo to the First 500 Fans

Doors open @ 6:30 p.m., Puck drops @ 7:30 p.m.


-Colorado Eagles vs. STOCKTON THUNDER

Friday, January 24 @ Stockton Arena

Teddy Bear Toss

Doors open @ 6:30 p.m., Puck drops @ 7:30 p.m.

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