In the Akwesasne Warriors first two meetings with the Danville Dashers, the Warriors overcame the Dashers in convincing victories and tonight's game inside the Turtle Dome was no different with the Warriors overcoming the Dashers for the third straight time 8-4.
Akwesasne - Nov. 10, 2011 - In the Akwesasne Warriors first two meetings with the Danville Dashers, the Warriors overcame the Dashers in convincing victories and tonight's game inside the Turtle Dome was no different with the Warriors overcoming the Dashers for the third straight time 8-4.
The Warriors opened the first period in a big way with six unanswered goals in the first fifteen minutes of play. Warriors leading scorer Pierre Dagenais would open for the Warriors with assist from Sylvain Deschatelets and Nicolas Corbeil early in the frame. The seemingly heated rivalry that has begun hit a boiling point in the middle of the period when Akwesasne's Paul Shantz and Danville's Colin Rice would meet for a tilt. Nicolas Corbeil, Addison Pelkey, and Patrice Brunet would add four more goals only minutes apart to bring the Warriors lead to 5-0. Temper would flair for the second but not last time in the contest when Akwesasne's Kiawentonteh Swamp and Danville's Chris Affinati went toe-to-toe with five minutes remaining. Late in the period Akwesasne's Patrick Deraspe would net a shorthanded goal with a feed from Carter Trevisani and Danville would finally get on the board with a late goal by Jay McFadden.
Fisticuffs would highlight the second period as Kiawentonteh Swamp would go at it again, this time with Danville's Colin Rice. Pierre Dagenais and Carter Trevisani would net goals for the Warriors early in the period to extend the lead to 8-1 and that would end the Warriors offense for the reminder of the game. The second period would end with Akwesasne's Kris McCarthy and Danville's Robert Mazins exchanging blows and a late Danville goal by Jose Vazquez to end the period 8-2 Akwesasne.
With the game firmly in the Warriors hands and Dashers attempted to come back with two goals by Chris Affinati and Justin Barr but couldn't spur enough offensive firepower to lessen the deficit.
Nicolas Corbeil and Pierre Dagenais would highlight the Warriors efforts with two goals and two assists for the night. Akwesasne's David Plouffe made 50 saves to take the win.
Akwesasne is home again Friday night as they take on the 1000 Islands Privateers, game time 7:35. For ticket information visit us at www.akwesasnewarriors.com
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