Spiders fall to Spitfires in B3 final

The Spitfires Green continued their march through the B3 division with a 5-2 win over the Spiders to claim the championship.

The Spiders had defeated the Spitfires 8-6 just weeks earlier and hoped to repeat the same formula — score early and keep shooting. Instead it was the Spitfires who got on the board first with a goal less than three minutes in. Matt Adelmann evened the score late in the first but the Spitfires answered immediately to take a 2-1 lead through the first intermission.

The Spitfires broke the game open with two second period goals as they continued to dominate possession. The Spitfires made it 5-1 late in the third period before Christian Peterson added his fifth goal of the playoffs to make the final score 5-2.

Before the playoffs even began, the Spitfires were told they would be moving up to B2 next season. They certainly looked like a B2 team, outshooting the Spiders 49-28.

The Spiders drop to 0-3 in AHA title games. In 2010, the Royals spanked the Spiders 4-0 in the C2 final. Then in 2013, the Spiders dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker to the Fighting Piranhas in the final season at C1.

For details, see the box score and game summary.

Game media

B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens
B3 Spiders vs. Spitfires Green, April 8, 2018, at Bloomington Ice Gardens

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