Not so pretty in pink for the Ice Dogs

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “There was nothing good about that game,” said coach Rick Adduono after a lengthy postgame meeting with his team. “The first and second periods were awful. We played like we didn’t want the puck ? didn’t want to hit anybody. It was like men playing against boys. “It’s a critical time and we need to win, and that’s the bottom line.” It took the Ice Dogs exactly three minutes to fall behind 2-0 on a pair of soft goals by Kyle Peto, on a shot from the point, and Scott Burt, off a break down the left wing. That was the end for starting goalie Brett Jaeger, who, after just the two shots, was pulled in favor on Mike Brown. However, the goaltending switch proved to do nothing, as the rest of the team seemed equally unfocused and out of sync until the final 10 minutes. LONG BEACH – The Ice Dogs were pretty in pink Friday night. Pretty ugly, for the most part. center_img Wearing pink-lined jerseys for their Pink in the Rink breast cancer awareness promotion, the Ice Dogs were thoroughly dominated before their late rally came up short in a 5-3 loss to Idaho Steelheads before a crowd of 1,933 at the Long Beach Arena. While the Ice Dogs (20-31-3) fell flat early and couldn’t recover despite a three-goal third period, their two rivals in the hunt for the eighth and final playoff spot in the National Conference won Friday, leaving L.B. eight points behind Victoria and four behind Utah. last_img

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