Glenrothes Grizzlies v Torbain Tigers
It was local derby time last weekend when Glenrothes Grizzlies took on Kirkcaldy’s Torbain Tigers, never having beat them either at home or away this season.
The 16s were up first and took a lead with two quick goals from the Kirk/ Cunningham duo.
A shot from Torbain bounced off netminder Morris and Torbain scored from the rebound with Grizzlies ending the first period 2-1 ahead.
Torbain equalised halfway through the second period on a power play goal which again bounced in off the rebound, but Grizzlies fought hard and Cunningham found the back of the net at the end of the second taking Grizzlies to a 3-2 lead going into the third period.
Torbain fought back, equalising when Grizzlies could not clear the puck in front of the n/m, then took the lead with a short handed goal.
With four minutes left Grizzlies were up against it, but an equalising goal from Lewis Rennie brought them right back into the game. With just under five minutes left, Rennie scored his second of the period taking the Grizzlies ahead. Both teams skated hard to the final whistle but it was the Glenrothes youngsters who took home the points. Man of the match: Cunningham.
The 14s were next up and if there was any luck going around the 16s must have used it all up in the previous game.
First period started off slowly with good end to end hockey from both teams, but when Torbain scored, followed by another two goals in two minutes, Grizzlies knew they were up against it going into the third period three goals down.
A fourth goal by Torbain was responded to by Grizzlies,but the youngsters seemed to run out of steam and the period ended Grizzlies 4-1 down.
Third period started off slowly for Grizzlies and Torbain quickly scored another two goals which the Grizzlies just couldnt respond to.
Grizzlies scored another,but it wasnt enough as Torbain battered home another, sealing the final score at a 7 -2 win to the Kirkcaldy side.
The second game of the weekend for Glenrothes Grizzlies saw them head to East Kilbride to take on their Eagles team on Sunday. Results: 12s - Grizzlies 8, East Kilbride1 (MOM Hargreaves); 14s - Grizzlies 18, East Kilbride 1 (MOM Smith); 16s - Grizzlies 4, East Kilbride 3 (MOM Morris).