Draw for Blues in men’s ice-hockey

Jaason Geerts 21 November 2013

On Saturday night in Peterborough, the men fought to a creditable draw against Southampton. Though talented, this year’s Blues lack numbers, with many forced to play unfamiliar positions. But, with five minutes to play, Eric Kroshus danced around Southampton’s defenders and unleashed a bullet that found the top corner of the net to tie the game 7-7.

It had only taken five minutes for Cambridge’s Kroshus to bury the first goal, but this lead was short-lived, with Southampton scoring the next three goals to put them up halfway through the first period.  The Blues upped the physicality, and Barabas and Kroshus each scored to even the tally.

The second period was similarly chaotic. Gagnon put Cambridge ahead but Southampton twice found a way to level. Kroshus completed his hat-trick and captain Geerts netted to put the Blues ahead, only for Southampton overturn the lead once more. However, it proved too little for the away side as Kroshus came to the Blues’ rescue.