Seiter nets second hat trick of season, Knights pick up 5-2 victory

by dentonramsey

Seiter nets second hat trick of season, Knights pick up 5-2 victory

 

By Denton Ramsey / Sports Editor

 

For the second time this season, Grand Prairie’s Jeremy Seiter netted a hat trick – scoring three consecutive goals in the second period to help propel the Knights to a 5-2 road victory over Keller Silver.

In addition to Seiter’s hat trick, the DeSoto/Grand Prairie Knights scored two short-handed goals on the night en route to a three-goal victory at the Duncanville Green rink on Thursday, Dec. 21.

However, it was Keller Silver that drew first blood.

At the 1:41 mark in the second period, Nick Custard scored an unassisted goal to give Keller Silver an early 1-0 lead over the Knights.

But the lead proved to be short-lived.

And the magical moments began just seconds later, and it even started off with some brotherly love.

At the 1:52 mark in the second period, Jeremy Seiter took a pass from Brandon Christenson (recently returning to action after suspension) and sibling Matthew Seiter to deadlock the game, 1-1.

From that point on, it was time to feed the fire – the Jeremy Seiter fire.

At the 5:16 mark in the second period, the Knights took a 2-0 lead when Paul Watkins passed the puck to Seiter as Jeremy scored his second consecutive goal on Keller Silver goalie Matt Thomas.

But Seiter wasn’t quite ready to cool off just yet.

At the 10:09 mark in the second period, Jeremy picked up a shortie – and a hat trick – as Bryan Zientek and Watkins assisted Seiter to give the Knights a 3-1 lead after two.

The Knights took a 4-1 lead just 44 seconds into the third period, as Christenson and Zientek assisted Carlos Delafuente on the Knight’s second short-handed goal of the night.

And at the 8:16 mark in the third period, the Knights scored again – taking a 5-1 lead after Wesley Rea and Jeremy Seiter assisted Zientek to give the away team a commanding four-goal lead.

Keller Silver managed to push the puck past Knights goalie Connor Joyner one more time on the night, at the 8:57 mark in the third period as Austin Wittington assisted Brendan Gawronski for the 5-2 final.

In addition to outscoring their opponent, the Knights out-shot Keller Silver 27-12 on Thursday night in Duncanville.

Also, Keller Silver picked up 19 penalties on the night, compared to 16 penalties called on the Knights.

The Knights return to the ice on Thursday, Jan. 4 against Plano East.

The puck is set to drop at 6:30 p.m. at the Duncanville Green rink as the Knights host the Panthers on Jan. 4

 

Sports Editor Denton Ramsey can be reached via e-mail at denton.ramsey@gmail.com

 

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