BROOKLYN — There are momentum swings in sports, and then there was what the Avon hockey team experienced in the third period Sunday against Olmsted Falls at the John M. Coyne Recreation Center.
Down by a goal heading into the third period, Avon quickly took the lead with a pair of goals within 82 seconds of each other. However, the Eagles surrendered three unanswered goals, including one on a friendly ricochet off the boards on a three-quarter-rink empty-netter, to fall 4-2 in Southwestern Conference play.
“That was one for the making there, not the one I wanted,” Avon coach Kyle Botos said. “I thought we’d come out on the other end of this one today, but just had bad luck.
“It’s unfortunate. You gave their best player a chance, and he capitalized on a two-on-one. It was a brain cramp the last minute.”
The Eagles (8-12) evened the score early in the third period when forward Max Summers jammed a rebound past Olmsted Falls goaltender Tyler Pletcher.
After center Ian Dargai sent the puck up the ice, defenseman Cole Emerine took possession and fired a shot on net, which Pletcher turned away with a glove save. However, he deflected the attempt instead of catching it, and that gave Summers the opportunity on the doorstep. Summers quickly scrambled for the puck and flipped it into the net.
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