post-title Great Britain breaks it open in the 2nd, and goes on to beat Bermuda 5-3! June 4, 2017 yes no Posted by
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Great Britain breaks it open in the 2nd, and goes on to beat Bermuda 5-3!

Great Britain entered their late morning tilt with Bermuda after splitting their opening two matches; each decided by one goal, while Bermuda is coming off two opening game victories.

After trading two opening period goals; Chris Morrison for GBR and Worthington-Wright for Bermuda, GBR took control of the possession in the second and started to pin Bermuda in their own zone. This included a couple of penalties late in the second period to Bermuda but it wasn’t until they expired that GBR broke through and Tom Cook with the go-ahead goal. Less than 3 minutes later it was Chris Morrison with his second, who put GBR ahead by two with arguably the most unique goal of the tournament thus far; when the ball deflected back off the end glass from a shot by Joe Cooke from nearly center ice and he calmly tapped into the back of the open cage and past the unsuspecting Bermudan keeper, Marchetti.

The decisive fight – the teams gave everything!

Penalty trouble continued to plague Bermuda early in the 3rd. After a slashing penalty GBR went ahead by three after Adamec corralled the ball after a shot and had virtually an open cage to deposit the ball into. Chris Morrison completed the hat-trick after a nice shot from the right circle soon after. Jeremy Estey came right back for Bermuda and scored on a screen shot from the left circle to make it 5-2. Bermuda built off the spark from Estey and immediately put a lot of pressure on the GBR who had seemed to put the game on cruise control, but Marchetti was up to the task. A late goal by Chris Merritt cut the lead to 2, and that would be the final tally of the game.