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Shots on Goal: P-Bruin’s Schaefer vs Monarch’s Jones

Shots on Goal: P-Bruin’s Schaefer vs Monarch’s Jones

The Manchester Monarchs provided plenty of fireworks on New Years Eve as they notched their 23rd win of the season (23-11-1-1) to close out 2010 with a 7-3 victory over the Providence Bruins.

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Nolan Schaefer

More often than not, I spend complete games shooting goalies and only see their eyes behind the mask. So when the opportunity arises and I can get a shot without the mask, I grab it. Such was the case with Nolan Schaefer midway through the third period. After a Marc-Andre Cliche goal, Schaefer began working on his mask , still not ready for the ensuing faceoff, he turned to get the referee’s attention and I got my shot. But, there is more to the story.

Providence Bruins Goalie Nolan Schaefer

Providence Bruins Goalie Nolan Schaefer. Photo by Scott Slingsby

 As can be seen in the photo below, Schaefer suffered an equipment malfunction at a very inopportune time. His vision was blocked by the padding inside his mask. So I guess we really can’t blame this goal on Schaefer. He can’t stop what he can’t see.

Providence Bruins Goalie Nolan Schaefer

Providence Bruins Goalie Nolan Schaefer. Photo by Scott Slingsby

Schaefer (6-10-1) drew his 10th loss of the season, stopping 38-of-45 shots on net.

Martin Jones

The 19 year old rookie backstop continues to impress as he picked up his 12th win against only 2 losses.

After Providence Bruins center Zach Hamill’s first period goal 20 seconds into the period, Jones settled down and stopped 23 of  the next 25 shots.

In the sequence below, Jones stopped a shot from the slot but served up a nice juicy rebound right in front of the net. Luckily for Jones and the Monarchs the puck fell harmlessly at the feet of Monarchs forward Richard Clune who cleared it out of the zone.

Manchester Monarchs Goalie Martin Jones

Manchester Monarchs Goalie Martin Jones. Photo by Scott Slingsby

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Manchester Monarchs Goalie Martin Jones

Manchester Monarchs Goalie Martin Jones. Photo by Scott Slingsby

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