Sharks eager for feeding frenzy after chomping Pirates

The Sharks have the most bite at Kings Sports Center.

Heading into this week, the squad sits atop the Caribbean Creations Ball Hockey League. Their latest victory was a 4-3 nail biter over the Pirates (formerly team Lone Star) last Thursday.

It was a late start for the Pirates during the first period with the absence of their first-round draft pick, goalie Randy Cannon. The team sacrificed one of their top defenseman, Rob Leadbetter, to serve as net-minder.

In the second period, the Pirates rallied back to tie the game 3-3 with two goals from Derek Bruce and one score from Paul Arbo. Unfortunately, the Pirates’ ship was sunk by a Shark with a goal and one second on the clock.

With the victory, Sharks are 2-1 and ahead of the 2-1 Pirates and 2-1 Barracudas on goal difference (Sharks are +8, the Pirates are +7 and the Barracudas are at 0). The 0-3 Deloitte Devil Rays are in last place. Deloitte’s latest folly was a 3-1 defeat to the Barracudas.

The Barracudas came out strong and in control, though Devil Rays goaltender Serge Berube kept the game close. David Fiebig of the Barracudas drew first blood with his score and, moments later, Joe Jewitt scored with a slap shot off a face-off win by Evan Ellbogen.

After another strong period by the Barracudas, the Devil Rays continued to apply strong pressure. But Deloitte would fall short, leaving the Barracudas with a two-game winning streak.

The games are part of Season 13 of the Cayman Islands Ball Hockey Association national league. The competition recently received sponsorship by Caribbean Creations.

Matches continue Thursday night, Oct. 24, at Kings. Week four pits Barracudas against Pirates at 8:30 p.m., with Deloitte challenging Sharks at 9:30 p.m.