January 13, 2023 Fort Wayne Spacemen vs Chicago Crush
Friday January 13 was the first game of the Don Kidd Memorial games against the Chicago Crush. The Don Kidd Memorial games are to honor Don Kidd, a billet father of the Fort Wayne Spacemen who passed away in September.
The game started with a ceremonial puck drop with the Kidd family. The Chicago Crush generously gave Michelle Kidd, wife of Don Kidd flowers during the puck drop.
The Chicago Crush are 10-14-3-1 for a season record. While the Spacemen have a season record of 22-6-1-1.
Puck drop was at 8:30pm EST at the SportONE/Parkview Icehouse. Noah Maine started off the scoring for the Spacemen at 13:52 in the first period.
The Chicago Crush did not score one in the first period. Maine’s goal gave the Spacemen a 1-0 lead to end the first period.
Maine scored his second of the game at 1:48 in the second period. The goal gave the Spacemen a 2-0 lead.
Grigory Koryazhin scored for the Spacemen at 7:46 in the second period. Koryazhin’s goal gave the Spacemen a 3-0 lead!
Cameron Perry scored a goal at 10:20 in the second period for the Spacemen. Perry’s goal gave the Spacemen a 4-0 lead to end the second period!
The Chicago Crush scored their first of the game on a powerplay at 14:08 in the third period. The Chicago Crush scored their second of the game at 16:54 in the third period to make the score 4-2 in favor of the Spacemen.
The Chicago Crush score their third of the game at 18:02 in the third period. With only two minutes left in the game the score was 4-3 in favor of the Spacemen.
Kyle Remo scored an empty netter for the Spacemen giving the Spacemen a 5-3 win! Maxim Zinchenko captured 23 saves for the Spacemen!
The Spacemen have the second game of the Don Kidd Memorial games on Saturday! Puck drop is at 5:30pm EST!