Nov 03, 2014 | Jim Beattie | 903 views
Sailors Finding The Waters Rough Lately
The Lions Peewee Rep Sailors have had a rough go lately
with a tie and two losses in their last three games.
On Sunday Oct 26th the boys travelled to Brussels to take on a tough Blyth-Brussels squad.
The game was scoreless after one with each team getting a few chances. Blyth-Brussels found the score sheet with 4:14 left in the second period to take a 1-0 lead. Evan made a nice play to keep the puck in and found Ethan in front who beat the Blyth-Brussels goalie with a nice shot with 32 seconds left in the second to tie it at 1-1. Goderich took a 2-1 lead at the 12:00 mark of the third on a goal by Kyler, assisted by Cody and Caden. The boys couldn’t hold onto the lead as Blyth-Brussels scored the equalizer late in the third. Blyth-Brussels had momentum and were swarming around the Goderich net in the last minute, but another solid goaltending performance by Bryson, preserved the2-2 tie.
Walkerton travelled to Goderich on Saturday November 1st trying to show Goderich why they are in first place in the standings. The boys had some great chances in the first period but couldn’t put one by the Walkerton goaltender. Bryson was equal to the task to keep the game scoreless after the first period. Cody opened the scoring at 5:02 of the second period with a nice wrist shot to the top corner. Kyler and Caden assisted on the play. The boys were still talking about the goal on the bench when Walkerton went down off the draw and potted the equalizer at 4:50. Walkerton looked strong and scored again 16 seconds later to make it 2-1, then again at 2:23 to take a 3-1 lead. With time winding down in the second period the sailors looked to get back into the game as Cody notched his second of the game with 24 seconds left, assisted by Caden and Kylen. The score going into the third period was a flattering 3-2 Walkerton. Walkerton took control of the contest scoring three unanswered goals in the third period to skate away with a 6-2 win.
The boys were back at it on Sunday November 2nd and looking to rebound from their loss Saturday as they hosted the Kincardine Kinucks. Kincardine opened the scoring at 2:08 of the first period. A tip shot found its way past Bryson at the 12:16 mark of the second period to make it 2-0 Kinucks. Kincardine had things going their way as another deflected shot from the point made it to the back of the net to make it 3-0. Cody scored a power play goal at 3:59 to make it 3-1. Caden assisted on the play. The Sailors looked for momentum and took advantage as Kyle let a beauty slap shot go from the top of the circle that the Kincardine goalie had no chance on. That made it 3-2 heading into the third period. Kincardine took advantage of some miscues and scored at the 7:15 mark of the third period to take a 4-2 lead. Goderich pressed but couldn’t find the back of the net. Kincardine scored an empty net goal with just over one minute remaining to take the game 5-2.
The boys have some practices and time to regroup as their next game is November 11th in Mitchell.