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Spuds Shut Out Rams 5-0

12/17/2008, 3:50am CST
By Pete Waggoner

The Moorhead Spuds scored early and often and finished strong to defeat the Roseau Rams by a score of 5-0 in Roseau. Jordan Doschadis had a goal and two assists to pace the Spuds and goalie Logan Marks stopped all 22 shots he faced in the victory on the MyFoxHockey.com Game of the Week. 

 

The faithful barely settled in their seats as it was the Spuds who jumped out to the fast start as Doschadis scored at 2:31 on a text book deflection off a Jason Stand bullet giving the Spuds the 1-0 lead. Just 1:18 later, Jason Strand scored on a feed from the slot for the stunning 2-0 lead.

 

The Rams appeared shell shocked as the Spuds won the races to the puck, and outworked the Rams through the fist period, especially in the Roseau and neutral zones. It was a steady dose of traffic that gave Roseau starting goalie Alan Mekash all kinds of trouble. He had someone camped in front of the entire period and had difficulty seeing the puck. 

 

That was the case with the third Spud goal as defenseman Ian Cochran scored on the power play with a seeing-eye shot to the glove hand to Mekash at 14:19 of the first period. As they did with the first two goals, the Spuds struck quickly again, this time just 1:23 later as Trent Johnson utilized his elusive speed to feed Kyle Kraemer who buried an open chance for the 4-0 lead.

 

It was a period that saw the Spuds (4-0-1) win every race to the loose pucks and roam throughout the slot and offensive zone. Roseau (2-2-1) seemed surprised by the jump the Spuds had and needed the intermission to regroup. 

 

The Rams were out-shot 11-5 for the first period and went back to the drawing board for period two. They did that and played with more desperation and took command of loose pucks and the neutral zone. The Rams could not find the back of the net as Marks was steady with his position and rebound control all night long.

 

Roseau inserted goalie Ethan Kvidt in the second period and the change worked, more to spark the Rams who held the Spuds to just 2 shots in the second period. Head coach Dave Morinville felt his team backed off in the second period while the Rams regrouped nicely. 

 

The third period was an evenly played game that featured a 5-3 power play for the Rams that the Spuds shut down beautifully. The were in the Rams grills all night long and shut down the passing and shooting lanes whether the Spuds were two men short, one man short, or even strength. 

 

Trent Johnson had a hard working and effective game for the Spuds as he was rewarded with his 4th of the season on the power play 5:56 left in the game. He shot from the left circle as Kvidt got a piece of the puck, only to have it elude him and trickle in the back of the net.

 

The Spuds were outshot by the Rams 22-20 for the game and it was Marks who made the difference. The Spuds net minder improved to 3-0-1 on the season and gave his team the early advantage in Mariucci Confernece action. The Moorhead Spuds who know well they will have to be prepared for the Rams as they face off again in February.

The Moorhead Spuds scored early and often and finished strong to defeat the Roseau Rams by a score of 5-0 in Roseau. Jordan Doschadis had a goal and two assists to pace the Spuds and goalie Logan Marks stopped all 22 shots he faced in the victory on the MyFoxHockey.com Game of the Week. 

 

The faithful barely settled in their seats as it was the Spuds who jumped out to the fast start as Doschadis scored at 2:31 on a text book deflection off a Jason Stand bullet giving the Spuds the 1-0 lead. Just 1:18 later, Jason Strand scored on a feed from the slot for the stunning 2-0 lead.

 

The Rams appeared shell shocked as the Spuds won the races to the puck, and outworked the Rams through the fist period, especially in the Roseau and neutral zones. It was a steady dose of traffic that gave Roseau starting goalie Alan Mekash all kinds of trouble. He had someone camped in front of the entire period and had difficulty seeing the puck. 

 

That was the case with the third Spud goal as defenseman Ian Cochran scored on the power play with a seeing-eye shot to the glove hand to Mekash at 14:19 of the first period. As they did with the first two goals, the Spuds struck quickly again, this time just 1:23 later as Trent Johnson utilized his elusive speed to feed Kyle Kraemer who buried an open chance for the 4-0 lead.

 

It was a period that saw the Spuds (4-0-1) win every race to the loose pucks and roam throughout the slot and offensive zone. Roseau (2-2-1) seemed surprised by the jump the Spuds had and needed the intermission to regroup. 

 

The Rams were out-shot 11-5 for the first period and went back to the drawing board for period two. They did that and played with more desperation and took command of loose pucks and the neutral zone. The Rams could not find the back of the net as Marks was steady with his position and rebound control all night long.

 

Roseau inserted goalie Ethan Kvidt in the second period and the change worked, more to spark the Rams who held the Spuds to just 2 shots in the second period. Head coach Dave Morinville felt his team backed off in the second period while the Rams regrouped nicely. 

 

The third period was an evenly played game that featured a 5-3 power play for the Rams that the Spuds shut down beautifully. The were in the Rams grills all night long and shut down the passing and shooting lanes whether the Spuds were two men short, one man short, or even strength. 

 

Trent Johnson had a hard working and effective game for the Spuds as he was rewarded with his 4th of the season on the power play 5:56 left in the game. He shot from the left circle as Kvidt got a piece of the puck, only to have it elude him and trickle in the back of the net.

 

The Spuds were outshot by the Rams 22-20 for the game and it was Marks who made the difference. The Spuds net minder improved to 3-0-1 on the season and gave his team the early advantage in Mariucci Confernece action. The Moorhead Spuds who know well they will have to be prepared for the Rams as they face off again in February.

 

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