The Aeros tonight played one of the best games I've seen the team play this season in their 4-1 game one win over Peoria. They dominated puck possession for most of the game. They were hitting. Attacking. This is the type of game that Mike Yeo wants his team playing on a consistent basis.
Before we go further, here is Heather's game story.
Heather has the quotes in her story -- I'll have some in my story in the Press tomorrow. And Andrew really hit the good points in his post below.
Yeo, Hackett, and Ortmeyer were all in agreement that the team was a bit nervous to start the game, but that once Peoria scored that goal everything just fell into place.
Once again, we witnessed a fantastic performance on the part of Robbie Earl who just continues to raise his level of play. And what a great game from the Gillies/Peters/Ortmeyer line. And Ortmeyer's second period goal was just one of those things where I turned to Heather and Andrew to ask if I just saw what I thought I saw, only they were turning to me to ask that same question.
Here are some photos from the game. First off we have a shot of Jed Ortmeyer, which I really like, and which happened by pure accident.
Here's a photo of Matt Hackett taking a brief moment to relax late in the third period.
This is the end of the game.
Here's Robbie Earl getting a moment of recognition as the second star.
And for the second game in a row, here's Warren Peters as the number one star.