Tigers advance in Challenge Cup Playoffs

Tigers advance in Challenge Cup Playoffs

Let It Rip: Nick Marcus (12) winds up for a slap shot against Eureka on Feb.3.

The Tigers have been on a hot streak lately winning their last five games. They beat Eureka in the first matchup 6-1 on Feb. 3.  Then they beat Eureka 7-1 on Monday in the Challenge Cup playoffs.

“We started off slow in the second game and they scored first,” said Ryan Basgall (12), “but during intermission coach got us fired up and (we) put seven in the net.”

The Tigers dominated allowing only 7 shots after the second period. Andrew Kovacich (11) scored twice and the leading scorer, Tommy Heinzman (12), buried one in the back of the net. Goalie Zach Jost (11) stopped 16 of 17 shots to get the win. They will advance to the second round of the Challenge Cup playoffs to play Lindbergh.

“One thing we have to work on to be successful is our passing,” Andrew Kovacich (11) said.

The Tigers will play Lindbergh on Feb. 9 at Kennedy Recreational Center at 7 p.m. They will play them again on Monday, Feb.13 at Kennedy Recreational Center st 8:30 p.m.

“We want to win it all this year,” Brendan Nichting (11) said.