New Trier Green Outlasts Barrington in a Titanic Struggle

By Evan Poulakidas

NTG GOalieIf Saturday night’s opening Semi-Final SHL game is any indication, the series between New Trier  Green and Barrington sets up to be a real classic.

In triple overtime, Green defeated the Broncos by the score of 3-2.  The game which lasted 87 minutes, featured 95 total shots, 54 by Green and 41 from Barrington.

Barrington held a 1-0 lead heading into the 3rd period on a goal from Casey Dodge but Harry Jones’s even strength goal tied the game with 14 minutes to play.

New Trier Greens defenseman Graham Soman put the Trevians up 2-1 with less than 3 minutes to play.  With time winding down, and the Barrington net empty for the extra attacker, Casey Dodge put a shot on goal that Green’s Jack Junge stopped but the rebound came right back to Collin Starvel who stunned the crowd by tying the game at 2 with 20 seconds to play.

Both goalies, Jack Junge of New Trier and Marcus Kunzmann of Barrington were outstanding, each making big saves in the overtime.

Finally Brent Segvich the leading scorer in the SHL  beat Kunzmann blocker side on a 25 foot snap shot to end the marathon.

New Trier now leads the best of 3, 1 game to none.

Categories: High School

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