Hans Teengs Gerritsen Cup, Febr. 4th, 2000: HIJS HOKIJ WOLVES DEN HAAG - SMOKE EATERS GELEEN 5-2
Dieter van den Broeck (The Hague) and Remco Schenkhuizen (Geleen) were the starting
goalies in this Friday evening match. Geleen started very well. Lambert Keulen tallied
the first after only 47 seconds of play. Assists went to goalie Schenkhuizen and Koen Hermans.
Geleen followed this up with a second at 10.28 again scored by Lambert Keulen. On this
powerplay goal he was assisted by Jesse Raekelboom. After a combination with Jimmy Raats
and Bas de Haan Aaron Lewis put the home team on the scoreboard, 1-2 after 13.47. Then both
goaltenders got hot and after fourty minutes the score was still 1-2.
In the third The Hague got a headstart. Russian defenseman Matvey Denisov rifled a slapshot
at the Geleen cage. Todd Mallette put the puck home: 2-2 at 41.02. Then Matvey Denisov netted
his own rebound for 3-2 at 42.40 (assists Aaron Lewis and Todd Mallette). Then captain Manitas
Demelinne (skating backward)feeded Jeroen Admiraal, who scored at 49.43, 4-2. Michel Tuyt
also received an assist. With still 2.52 to play Geleen's coach Peter Bol put on an extra
attacker for goaltender Remco Schenkhuizen. Eaters generated a tremendous pressure on goalie
Van den Broeck. But he was nopt to be beaten again. And with some icings HIJS tried to break
the flow of play. Then the puck slid into HIJS's attacking zone. Todd Mallette went after the
puck like hell. He gained control over it and easily put the puck in the empty net.
5-2 at 58.14 (assist Aaron Lewis and Thomas Kosatka). Giving the home team hope to still
finish second in this competition and advance to the Cup Play Offs.