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GDT-Round 2, Game 1: KNX vs PEO 04/18/18 (1-6 W)

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From: The Peoria (IL) Journal Star > Sports


Gurtler, Rivermen ‘swagger’ past Ice Bears 6-1 in Game 1 of SPHL semis

By Dave Eminian
Journal Star sports reporter

Posted Apr 18, 2018 at 7:26 PM

Updated Apr 18, 2018 at 11:46 PM

PEORIA — The Peoria Rivermen made an attitude adjustment to deliver a second-period onslaught that left the Knoxville Ice Bears on the ropes in their best-of-3 SPHL semifinals series Wednesday.

Peoria overcame an early deficit with four second-period goals, including two from veteran winger Mike Gurtler, to stagger the Bears 6-1 in Game 1 before 1,108 at Carver Arena.

“We’re a team that needed to restore our swagger,” Gurtler said. “Team Swagger. Going down 1-0 meant nothing to us. We had to start playing like it was a playoff game, and we did. We raised our game, raised our level of determination, and never looked back.” ...


Read more at: http://www.pjstar.com/sports/20180418/gurtler-rivermen-swagger-past-ice-bears-6-1-in-game-1-of-sphl-semis


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