Force lose in Clark Cup Final rematch

Corey Leivermann was able to keep his hot streak going with two assists, but Fargo wasn't as they fell to the defending Clark Cup champions 6-3 in Indiana.

Fargo dominated on the shot counter in the first period, but were unable to capitalize.  Indiana managed to take advantage of the few opportunities they had and got a goal in the opening stanza from Kevin Goumas.  Indiana only managed four shots in the first period.  Fargo rifled ten on Indiana goalie, Cab Morris, but Morris was equal to the task in the first.

Indiana broke the game wide open in the second with four goals, forcing Ryan Holfeld out of the net and onto the bench.  Holfeld stopped 8 out of 12 in the first half of the game.  Cody Campbell came in when it was 4-0 and only let in one goal in the game (only goal coming in the 2nd period). 

Fargo made their comeback in the third period on a power play goal from Nate Condon.  Condon was assisted by Oleg Yevenko and Corey Leivermann.  Chase Grant narrowed the score to 5-2 on a goal three and a half minutes later with assists from Condon and Leivermann. 

Fargo would get a power play with about five minutes left in the game.  The opportunity opted Coach Johnson to pull Campbell and it paid off and gave the Force some hope.  Fargo would get that goal from Colten St. Clair on assists from Johnnie Searfoss and Matt Leitner.  With 4:16 remaining and only a two goal deficit, Fargo was within striking distance of pushing it to overtime.  Fargo continued to try to keep the magic going with the empty net and Indiana was able to capitalize, scoring another goal to finish off the game 6-3.  Cody Campbell finished the game with 14 saves on 15 shots in relief of Holfeld.

Fargo will try for a split as they play the Ice again tomorrow in another Clark Cup Final rematch game.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

correction cole gunner goal#3 played more like a team last weekend

Anonymous said...

Great recap sir. You're doing great work with the blog!!!!

Mr Ricochet

Fargo Force Blogger said...

Anonymous 1 - They must have changed that goal after the game? I was just going with what they had on Pointstreak. Thanks for the heads up, I will change it.

Mr. Richochet - Thank you.

Fargo Force Blogger said...

They still have St. Clair getting that empty net goal at the end of the game...

Anonymous said...

Hey Fargo Force Blogger you do a great job with this blog!! You can only report what the officials report. It was a pure goal by gunner though. Hopefully they play more like a team tonight and pull out a win!

Anonymous said...

Holfeld needs to go. Im sorry but 8 saves out of 12 shots thats definitely going to win games. Keegan was doing 5 times better than that.

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