“It was a crazy game,” Kelly said. “We got a bunch of fans from Prairie Ridge and Central, and a lot of South fans came, too. We got the lead, and they came back. It’s rough, but they’re a really good team. I played with a lot of these guys since I was young, and they’re just all really good players.”
South defenseman Evan Jewson (shown above, back) leaped off the ice to catch a puck, dropped it and rocketed a shot past Predators goalie Seth Frankowski for the Gators’ first goal, early in the third period.
It provided the necessary spark, as forward Michael Helm scored 42 seconds later from behind the goal line.
“It was a rebound, the goalie came out a little bit,” Helm said. “I was trying to hit it off his back, and somehow it went in. That just explains this game. It was a crazy game, crazy atmosphere, very fun.”