If it weren’t for a third period lapse Monday, Resurrection Christian would have escaped Ralston Valley with its fourth consecutive win, but that wasn’t the case.
Leading 3-1 in the final frame, RCS allowed three goals in as many minutes to the Mustangs, but a late score by the Cougars’ Cory Richardson had the game end in a tie, 4-4.
“We were up pretty much the whole game, except the third period when we kind of let up. They kind of just peppered us,” RCS coach Jake Pence said. “We did score three of our four goals on the power play, so we had good special teams.”
Enhancing the special teams play for RCS (14-2-2, 10-1-2 Foothills) was what it did shorthanded. The Cougars were set back by suffering five penalties, killing each of them off. All Ralston Valley goals were scored at full-strength.
Pence added that he liked the way goalie Brandan Alcorn played, even with the goals allowed. The Mustangs (14-2-1, 10-1-1) pushed their attack with 49 shots on goal.
RCS will host Standley Lake on Friday at the NoCo Ice Arena in the regular season finale. Puck drops at 7 p.m.