Wild opens the season

Nick Moase
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It may not have been the outcome they wanted, but the South Shore Wild put on a great show for the crowd on Oct. 2.

Fans packed Queens Memorial Arena to see the return of the Wild that night, the first Junior C game in Queens County after a year's hiatus by the team.

The Wild took on the Barrington Ice Dogs for their home opener, with both teams coming out strong against one another. For the first period both teams remained scoreless, and the frustration of missed shots was evident as the teams racked up minor penalties against one another.

It was a much different story in the second period however. The Ice Dogs changed their tactics, and in the first minute of play had their first goal on the board. Less than two minutes later, they added a second to the board. The Wild found their answer soon after, and put their first goal up on the board.

Things took a turn for the worse after that for the Wild though. First there was a disallowed goal, scored while another player was offside. The Ice Dogs hit back after that, and added four more goals in less than five minutes. In the last few seconds of the second period, the Wild managed to squeeze a goal in.

In the third period both teams managed to keep each other at bay, despite a couple of power plays, and both added another point to the board.

The final score was 7-3 in favour of the Ice Dogs.

The Wild get a chance to avenge the loss this weekend though: on Oct. 10 at 3:15 p.m. the teams will meet again in Liverpool for a rematch


Organizations: Ice Dogs

Geographic location: Queens, Liverpool

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