Ravens Battle Back, Defeat Thunder Cats 5-4 in Shootout
Publish Date: July 31, 2013 by Mark Baccoli

The Ravens looked to stay above .500 against a struggling Thunder Cats team. In the first period, the Ravens got off to a sluggish start, surrendering goals at the 12:53 mark and with 10:09 remaining to trail 2-0 after one. In the second period, it was more of the same, as James Boyette of the Thunder Cats found the loose puck in front and released a back-hander off the crossbar and in to boost the Cat's lead to 3-0. Later in the period, Kevin Vey gave the Ravens some life as he lifted a centering pass just inside the right post to cut the Cats' lead to 3-1 after two periods. The Ravens finally found their legs in the third, scoring two goals to tie and one to take the lead, all in a span of 3:47. Goal scorers were Billy Storoniak (15), Brian Bump (1), and Storoniak (16) again. However, the Cats had an answer with 1:25 remaining on a turnover at the top of the circle to tie the game at four and send the game to a shootout. The first two shooters for the Ravens were Scott Parker and Storoniak. Both players were able to beat the opposing goalie and Ravens netminder Mark Baccoli stopped both Thunder Cat attempts, giving the Ravens two points and their fifth victory of the season. Parker was credited with the game winning shootout goal. Baccoli stopped 19 of 23 shots in the game.