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Tampa Elite split with Roswell

After a 2-0 win Saturday night the Tampa Bay Elite team lost 6-4 Sunday for a split in their series with the Roswell Bulldogs.

In Saturday's game the score was 0-0 through 2 periods.  In the 3rd Lukas Freeland got Tampa on the board for 1-0 lead.   5 minutes later Jack Stang scored for a Tampa 2-0 lead.  That was enough as goalie Michael Krch secured his 2nd shutout of the season.

In Sunday's game Tampa came out strong with 3 goals in the 1st.  Christopher Astrom opened up with a goal early but Roswell came right back to tie it.  But a goal by Jack Stang and a shorthanded goal late in the period by Brandon Goudreau gave Tampa a 3-1 lead after the first.

But the 2nd period saw Roswell get 3 goals to take a 4-3 lead.  In the 3rd Tampa couldn't get anything past the Bulldogs goalie until Trey Stern scored with 45 seconds left but 2 empty net goals kept Roswell in front.

Next Up:  At Palm Beach December 6 & 7

Tampa Empire See's its 12 Game Streak come to an end

The Tampa Bay Juniors Empire team saw its 12 game winning streak come to an end Saturday night in a hard fought game vs the Florida Blades.

Tampa struck first on a goal by Benoit Chin to give Tampa a 1-0 lead after the 1st.  The 2nd period saw back and forth scoring as the Blades opened with a goal to tie but 3 minutes later Jonathan Grodzski scored to put Tampa back on top.  The Blades scored the next 2 goals to take the lead before Chin scored again to make it 3-3 going into the 3rd period.

Early in the 3rd the Blades scored short handed to reclaim the lead before Steven Noyes scored on a turnover to tie it once again.  The Blades once again took the lead with a goal late.  With the goalie pulled Tampa tried to get the equalizer bt were denied as the Blades got an empty net goal with .08 left on the clock for the 6-4 win.

Tampa continues to remain in 1st place in the southern division and will have a break for Thanksgiving.

Up Next:  at Palm Beach December 6 & 7

Tampa Juniors finish off Showcase 8-0

The Tampa Bay Juniors Elite and Empire teams finished off day 3 of  the islander showcase with 2 more wins to each going 4-0.

Tampa Empire faced a tough Springfield Pics team early sunday.  Tampa jumped out to a 1-0 lead early on a goal by Justin Kilker.  But a sluggish first period saw Tampa down 3-1.  Tampa came out much better in the 2nd and a power play goal mid way thru by Tanner Frankich kept Tampa alive.  Tampa took a penalty with 2 minutes left in regulation but a short handed goal by Mason Ledbetter with 19 seconds left tied it.  In overtime Josh Basso sniped a shot from the right circle to give Tampa the win and extend their winning streak to 12!!

Simutaneously the Tampa Elite played the South Shore Kings next door.  Tampa came out strong and took a 2-0 lead after 1 with goals from Jared Goudreau and Romain Wild.  In the 2nd half Goudreau scored again shorthanded to increase the lead to 3-0.  The Kings scored late to pull within 2 but Brandon Goudreau sealed it with a goal with 12 seconds left.

Up Next

Empire home vs Florida Blades sat 11/15  5:15 pm

Elite away vs Roswell Sat 11/15   5:00 pm   Sun 11/16  11:15 am

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