Nicole Neeson Sends Titans to Finals!

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

Titans Wins Best of Three series 2-0 to Advance to the Finals!

After a 1-0 Game 1, it was much of the same in Game 2 with a thrilling 2-1 Win in Overtime for the Titans.

Titans once again opened the scoring on Nicole Neeson’s (#5) first goal of the 2013 playoffs in the 1st period.

The Lions who were looking to tie up the series, found some life in the 2nd period with a goal from their Captain Kirk “Bam Bam” Ashman (#92) to tie the game at 1.

The rest of the game was quite intense and the Lions had many close chances to take the lead, but Neil Mercer (#67) made all the stops. Late in the 3rd period with 1:30 left on the clock the Titans had a great opportunity with Kirk Ashman in the box, however Leo Xu (#23) and the defence stayed strong to send the game to a 10 minute overtime.

In the overtime period, the Titans kept on coming at the Lions and eventually broke through late in the period with the winner from Nicole Neeson, her 2nd of the game to help return them to the Finals. Jeremy Schofield (#6) assisted on the goal.

This was one of the best series I have seen, there was great goaltending and defence from both teams. You could feel the intensity from watching the games. Also, these two teams were evenly matched and the series really could have gone either way. Lions should be proud.

Honourable mentions to Brandon Hibbs (#21), Matthew Vocino (#13), Matthew Cockburn (#87), Sergio Correia (#26) of the Titans, Don Dechamps (#9), Lori Edwards (#14), Don Barrie (#33), Greg Contaxis (#66), Marcel Adarkawa (#99), and Gabriel (#19) of the Lions who all played a great series.

Game 1 of the Finals is on April 20th at 1pm.

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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