Philadelphia Little Flyers Girls vs Delco Phantoms
DVHL League Action
The U12 Little Flyers Girls and the U12-A Delco Phantoms always play each other very tough and Monday night’s game was no exception. If you ducked out of this game early, you may have missed one of the greatest comebacks in Little Flyer Girls history. At the very least, you would have missed one heck of a hockey game.
Delco took a 1-0 lead early in the second period and although the momentum swung both directions for the first two periods, the teams exited the second period with only the single tally up on the scoreboard. Boy did things change in the third period. Delco was able to extend their lead in the third period, putting the PLF Girls down 2-0 on a shorthanded goal. Normally this would take the wind out of an ordinary team’s sails, but this year has shown that the U12 PLF Girls are anything but ordinary. The PLF Girls scored with 3:15 left as sniper Allison Sha netted their first goal of the night. This was immediately responded to as Delco again extended the lead to make it 3:1. The PLF Girls coaching staff engaged some trick hockey analytics by immediately pulling the goalie which led to Ali Dembzynski pulling PLF Girls back to within one less than one minute later. As the clock winded down and the PLF Girls pressuring with the goalie still out, Ali “the Sniper” Sha evened the game at three with her second of the night only 5 seconds left on the clock!
As overtime began, the teams put their best offensive weapons on the ice and it only took Sophia Norquist a minute to utilize her offensive skills to find the five-hole on Delco’s goalie to seal the victory and cap off an amazing comeback. The grit and grace of this team was on full display tonight as they earned a hard-fought OT win in DVHL action.