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Quite Close

By Patrick Clarke, 02/09/19, 4:00PM CST

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In what was the last league game of the year, Blue took on crosstown rival Loyola Gold in an away contest at Heartland Ice Rink.  Blue came out firing on all cylinders which lead to some early production. A Baldwin feed to Mestanas put Blue on top of Gold 1-0 early, just moments into the period. Just 50 seconds later, Shrier netted a Baldwin and Bunge relay to increase Blue's lead to 2-0. Gold managed to answer one goal, midway through the first and another just a minute before the period's end to tie the score 2-2.  In the second, Gold managed to take the lead with the loan goal for the period. In the third, an unclaimed goal with assists to Baldwin and Bunge again tied the score 3-3. Gold took the lead once again with 6 minutes remaining prompting a flurry from Blue in hopes of squaring the contest. An all out effort was unable to produce a point and the game went to Gold 4-3. Net-minder Lee faced 25 shots (at least) in a well played contest.