Defending Champs Titans Wins Defensive Battle in Game 1

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2013 TPWHL Playoffs Semi-Final – Game 1: (2) Titans vs (3) Lions (Boxscore)

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Titans Lead Best of Three series 1-0 with a 1-0 Win over the Lions in Game 1.

In a game between last years champion Titans and 2011 Champion Lions, it was an intense and tight defensive battle right to the end.

The Titans scored the only goal of the game at 8:50 in the 2nd period, Jeremy Schofield (#6) scored his first of the 2013 playoffs assisted by Nicole Neeson (#5). On the goal Jeremy scoped the ball up and over Goalie Leo Xu (#23), who played an excellent game for the Lions.

Goalie Neil Mercer (#67) got his first playoff shutout as a Titan and continued his great goaltending in the playoffs. Neil improved to 5-1 with a 1.50 Goals Against Average in his last 6 Playoff games. Brandon Hibbs (#21) also played a great game on defence.

After watching the game I believe the Lions still have a chance with Kirk Ashman (#92) and Don Dechamps (#9), who fought hard in Game 1. Either way it will be great series.

Honourable mentions to Matthew Vocino (#13), Sergio Correia (#26) of the Titans, Lori Edwards (#14), Don Barrie (#33), Greg Contaxis (#66), Marcel Adarkawa (#99), and Gabriel (#19) of the Lions who all played their hearts out.

Game 2 is on April 13th.

Torrance Ho
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Power Hockey Athlete with TPWHL, Passionate Sports Writer, Huge supporter of the Paralympics and para sports, Accessibility Ambassador, Co-Founder of Equal Grounds.


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