A Prince Rupert Seawolves forward busts through the defence during midget action at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Friday. The Seawolves were in tough against the higher level Kermodes falling 10-0.

A Prince Rupert Seawolves forward busts through the defence during midget action at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Friday. The Seawolves were in tough against the higher level Kermodes falling 10-0.

Seawolves take on tough Kermodes

The Prince Rupert Seawolves Midget Reps fell 10-0 to the Terrace Kermodes, but the lopsided loss wasn’t a true indicator.

The Prince Rupert Seawolves Midget Reps fell 10-0 to the Terrace Kermodes, but the lopsided loss wasn’t a true indicator.

The Kermodes, who are a Tier 2 club, played against the Tier 4 Seawolves in a tune-up for provincials which will be held in a few weeks.

Stand-out defenceman Keenan Marogan talked about some of the issues out there for the Seawolves.

“We had a lot of key players down, so it was a little bit harder, but I enjoyed the physical game out there. I could have played better, but if we keep playing hard, we will go somewhere.”

Once Keenan learns how to close the gap a bit quicker and use his size, he will be scary good.

The Kermodes opened the scoring three minutes into the game on a bang-bang play in front of the net. Shortly after on a similar play, Terrace added to their lead making it 2-0.

Prince Rupert dressed their back-up goaltender Brenden Ferlesen, who was a pleasant surprise, coach Josh Cook said.

“No matter what the scoreboard says, he (Brenden) had a hell of a game, it was his first full game in the league, and he had a lot of shots and stopped a lot of chances.”

The Seawolves looked a bit disinterested at points in the game. Prince Rupert’s goaltending kept them in it early, as Terrace held the puck in Rupert’s end most of the first period.

Terrace generated pressure by shooting the puck from the point or the slot and hitting the net creating rebounds for themselves and secondary chances. Rupert’s time and space was getting closed down quickly, and they were playing too much by themselves, not making the easy pass to break out. Terrace’s third goal was a direct result of that style of play. A shot from the point that missed the net on the left side, came back out the right side and Sam Reinbolt put it into the yawning cage.

The coaches for Prince Rupert took a time-out, which was about all they could do.

Unfortunately. the time out did very little and Terrace scored again soon after to make it 4-0.

The Seawolves came out with more intensity to start the second frame. One would have to think the coaching staff had something to say between periods.

Execution, discipline, and hard work led to more powerplay goals by the Kermodes. Their fifth was a beauty. Fake shot from the point slap pass down low to the right half boards then he centred the puck back door to the cutter Connor Onstein. With the game out of hand for the Seawolves, there wasn’t much else to write home about.

Cook talked about expectations and the outcome.

“Not the result we wanted, but we had five or six injured guys and these games are all practice leading up to zones.

“We won’t be playing these guys in playoffs or provincials. Every loss makes us want to win the next one more. It’s obviously tough, but there’s no doubt in my mind that we will be going to provincials, we have been playing against Tier 2 and 3 teams all year.”

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