Tonight, a big game between two Wales teams happened in Boston, in which nothing was really solved as they skated to a 2-2 tie. After an injury to Moffat and Ray Bourque, the Panthers came in light, but played a solid defensive game. Both teams focused hard in their own ends and the shot clock would reflect that Florida held the edge at 24-21. 

Murray would score the only goal in the first period as the Bruins took the lead in the second. After an ex-Matheson player opened the scoring, an ex-Tames player in Bergevin scored his 2nd of the year with 2 minutes left in the second. The teams were tied at 1 going into the third. The Bruins came out with more pace, after only getting 3 shots on net in the 2nd, but it was Shaw scoring hi 1st at 4:20 of the 3rd to put Florida up 2-1. Just over 2 minutes later, Young would score for Boston to tie the game, and after that the goalies took over the game. Overtime would come and go and nothing would be solved. Tommy Soderstrom took the tie giving him a record of 0-0-1. It was his second game of course, as he came on for Moffat last game, but Mike got the decision. 

1st star - Geoff Courtnall - 2 assists and a +2 with 4 shots on net

2nd star - Brad Shaw - The ex-67's star had 1 goal, +1 on 3 shots and 2 hits. 

3rd star - Curtis Joseph with 22 saves on 24 shots

Not all was great news as Mark Messier was injured and will miss the next game against the Jets. Bourque and Moffat will also miss the game, making this a very difficult challenge for sure.  


One of the biggest rivalries of all time in the NMFHL is the New Orleans squad vs Sandwich. These games are as important to Matheson and Tames as the big boy games. New Orleans has the early edge as Markkanen pitched a 4-0 shut out. Four different players provided the offense and Pittis scored his 5th of the early season. 

Bubba Smith Sr.
Panthers Press