Idaho Dominating Dayton In Shots

By Debbie Juniewicz
Staff Writer
Dayton Daily News

FAIRBORN, Ohio — The odds are in the Steelheads’ favor – at least when it comes to scoring.

Idaho outshot the Dayton Bombers 74-49 through the first two games of the Kelly Cup series and that trend continued Sunday. The Steelheads pounded Bombers goaltender Adam Berkhoel with 31 shots while the Dayton offense tallied only 21. Idaho has the offensive edge 105-70 after three games.

It wasn’t simply a matter of quantity. Quality shots were also an issue for the Bombers in Sunday’s loss to the Steelheads.

“Of our six shots in the second period, only two of them were from any kind of scoring position,” Dayton coach Don MacAdam said. “For the other four, the goalie didn’t even need to be in the net.”

The Bombers scored on two of their nine third-period shots but there were few second-chance shots.

MacAdam is looking for the extra effort that he saw from the Bombers in their Game 1 win.

“When Frischmon was diving to the net for the game-winner, that’s the something extra that we haven’t had the past two games,” MacAdam said. “That’s what wins championships.

“We didn’t even have second chances, much less third or fourth ones.”