ER Alehouse vs. Play It Again
In the late action of the night, Eagle River Alehouse faced off against Play It Again Sports in their AA playoff premier. PIA, coming in as the 5th seed of the tournament, notched a 3-2 victory over the 2nd seed Alehouse. Both sides went scoreless in the first period where Alehouse out-shot PIA 15-5. Early in the second period, Alehouse’s Ryan Weaver made quick work of a deflection in front of the net and tipped in the puck for the 1-0 score. PIA’s Ryan McCormick had a smooth backhanded goal assisted by Tim Plucinski and Samuel Pelant to tie it up 1-1. McCormick struck again unassisted in the third period to give PIA the 2-1 go-ahead. Plucinski had a solo effort with 4:35 remaining in the third, giving PIA a 3-1 lead. Chad Lammers assisted by Weaver and Robert Webb teamed up for an Alehouse goal late in the third, but PIA was able to keep it orderly for the 3-2 win. Alehouse (13-9-3) out-shot PIA (8-15-2) in the net 30-20.