Rec Game of the Week: Remax remains in control of A League
BRECKENRIDGE – When Remax met up against Alpine Sports in Tuesday night’s A League hockey game, it was almost difficult to watch.Remax peppered its opponent with 40 shots on net on the way to a 12-3 victory over Alpine.Alpine Sports seemed to start the game strong by scoring the first goal, but the group was quickly overpowered as Josh Gianotsos of Remax scored back-to-back-to-back goals in just the first period for a natural hat trick that helped make the score 5-1.Gianotsos is one half of the team’s college duo from Boston; unfortunately part two, Dan Nelson, has been out for the past three weeks with a broken foot. “We’ve got a lot of depth to our team, though,” said Nelson. “Other people will pick up my slack.”The rest of the game went swiftly for Remax, although a brief second-period lag in defense brought back some pressure from Alpine Sports. However, by the third period a very discouraged Alpine Sports started to come unhinged, losing faceoffs and loosening up on defense; even its goalie, David Edstrom, could no longer keep up with the shots raining on net.Remax had the advantage of a larger team in Tueday’s game that allowed multiple lines with specialists on offense and defense. A much smaller Alpine Sports squad had to rotate players through all positions without too much time to respond to Remax’s swift passes or to rest during line changes. “They’re too good of a team to play shorthanded,” commented Alpine Sports’ Edstrom. “You just can’t skate fast enough when they’re moving the puck like that.”By the end of the night Remax had shown the depth of its team as all but three Remax players had scored goals. Martin Kennedy scored the night’s second hat trick and Kevin Rose had one of the night’s best goals with a low textbook slap shot from the blue line. “We just have too much sex appeal out there,” said an anonymous Remax member, who called himself “Turbo.”The A League only has one game left before playoffs start and only a limited number of teams will advance. Remax has little to worry about in the coming weeks as it currently sits in first, but Alpine Sports will have to play hard in its next game to make the cut.Erin Young covers rec sports for the Summit Daily News.
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