Weekend Recap – Oct. 10-12

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend and were able to make it to a game somewhere.


On Friday night, St. Thomas Stars hosted Lambton Shores Predators.  The Stars defeated the Preds 5-0.

The teams went scoreless for almost 35 minutes before Spencer Hutchinson knotched the first goal, unassisted, at 15:04 of the 2nd period.  In the 3rd period, goals would be added by Zach Grezelewski, Carson Brookshaw, Anders Adzija, and John Warren.

The game appears to have been a little rough.  Lambton Shores took 31 minutes on 11 penalties and St. Thomas was 26 minutes on 9 penalties.

Nikolas Dampier took the win, stopping all 29 shots he faced, while Andrew Harriman-Duke suffered the loss and stopping 45 of 50 shots.


The other game on Friday was St. Marys Lincolns hosting London Nationals.  St. Marys finally got in the win column after defeating the Nationals 3-1.

The first goal of the game happened at 57 seconds into the 2nd period when Kevin Madden gave the Nats the lead.  Mid-way through the 2nd, Colin Nancekivell responded for the Lincolns to get them on the board and tie the game at 1-1.

The game would stay tied until mid-way through the 3rd period when Rai DiLoreto scored on the powerplay, with Trevor Dulong in the box for high sticking.  Jake Alkins sealed the deal with an empty net goal with 2 seconds left on the clock.

Logan Ferrington took the loss for the Nationals, making 27 of 29 saves.  Andrew Masters got the win for the Lincolns and made 43 of 44 saves.


Saturday was the annual GOJHL Showcase in which every team played 1 cross over game against another Conference.  I was there, all day, mostly trying to do some networking, so I didn’t take a lot of notes about the games.

Here are your scores.  The Mid-West took all their games, and the West and Shoe did not perform very well, winning 2 games each.

Brantford 99er’s 10                        Pelham Pirates 2

Elmira Sugar Kings 5                       Welland Canadians 1

Sarnia Legionnaires 11                  Thorold Blackhawks 1

Ancaster Avalanche 6                    Leamington Flyers 3

Waterloo Siskins 6                          London Nationals 1

St. Catharines Falcons 7                Chatham Maroons 4

Stratford Cullitons 6                       Strathroy Rockets 3

Brampton Bombers 4                    St. Marys Lincolns 3

Listowel Cyclones 2                        St. Thomas Stars 1

Guelph Hurricanes 3                      LaSalle Vipers 2

Lambton Shores Predators 6      Fort Erie Meteors 3

Kitchener Dutchmen 4                  Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs 3 OT

Cambridge Winter Hawks 2        Niagara Falls Canucks 1


Sunday night, Chatham Maroons hosted Leamington Flyers.  It was a very high scoring game, Chatham won 8-7, and it looks like it was a rough one too.  Story from Chatham Daily News.

Maroons hold off Flyers in wild contest

By Mark Malone



The Chatham Maroons gave fans a roller-coaster ride Sunday that belonged at Cedar Point as much as Memorial Arena.

The Maroons blew a four-goal lead in the third period before Jared Dennis scored with 39.6 seconds left for an 8-7 win over the Leamington Flyers.

“Scoring any goal is one of the best feelings in the world,” Dennis said. “Scoring a game-winning goal, especially in the dying seconds like that, nothing makes you happier.”

The teams combined for nine goals, two fights and one missed penalty shot – and that was just in the third period in front of 816 fans.

“It was a great game for the fans, but for us, it wasn’t that good,” said Dennis, who scored twice. “… Being up 6-2 and then blowing a lead, it’s not a good feeling at all.

“Luckily we finished the game well and showed some poise and confidence and came out with a win.”

After watching their big lead disappear, the Maroons regained a 7-6 lead when Trevor Richardson banged in a rebound with 2:10 to go.

The Flyers came back yet again when Mitchell Amante scored his fourth goal of the game with 1:43 left.

“I was hoping it was going to be enough,” Richardson said about his go-ahead goal. “There was a minute and a half left. We knew we had to be strong, but no lead is safe in this league. (I was) hoping it was enough. But thank God for Dennis.”

Dennis skated out from the corner into the slot and received a pass from Steven Beenackers for the winning goal.

Richardson and Brennan Feasey each finished with two goals and one assist. Rookie Dede Cato and Mark Fratarcangeli also scored.

Cato’s first goal as a Maroon put them ahead 6-2 at 4:02 of the third period, but Amante began the Flyers’ comeback 43 seconds later.

A pair of fights three minutes later seemed to inspire the Flyers, who potted three more goals in just over five minutes on Bo Bessette for a 6-6 tie.

Maroons captain Michael Verboom had a chance to break the tie on a penalty shot, but Flyers goalie Michael Barrett made a pad save with 2:27 to go.

“A lot of ups and downs,” Richardson said. “You try to stay level-headed. We never gave up on the bench. The whole game we knew we had a chance to win. When they were coming back, we knew we had to tighten up in our end.

“Neither team could keep the other off the scoreboard. We’d score one, they’d score one. It was fun to be a part of.”

Bessette made 41 saves. Flyers starter Trevor Wheaton gave up five goals on 28 shots before he was replaced midway through the second period by Barrett, who stopped 17 of 20.

Colin Moore, Alex Friesen and Chris Scott also scored for the Flyers.

NOTES: The Maroons were 2-for-8 on the power play, but they also allowed two short-handed goals. The Flyers were 2-for-7 with a man advantage. … The Maroons will be missing Feasey and defenceman Connor McKinnon for Thursday’s rematch in Leamington. Feasey is suspended one game for his checking-from-behind penalty with 7:36 left and McKinnon drew a two-game ban for being the second fight during a stoppage in the third period. Brayden Hopkins was in the first fight with Zack Guilbeault. … Flyers head coach Tony Piroski got a game misconduct in the second period for abuse of officials.


After the weekend, here are your standings.

Sarnia 11 11 0 0 22 1.000 68 29 205 7-0-0 4-0-0
Leamington 12 8 4 0 16 .667 52 38 336 4-2-0 4-2-0
LaSalle 11 7 4 0 14 .636 46 31 348 3-3-0 4-1-0
Chatham 10 6 3 1 13 .650 44 37 250 3-3-0 3-0-1
Lambton Shores 10 5 5 0 10 .500 29 42 206 4-2-0 1-3-0
St. Thomas 10 3 6 1 7 .350 28 33 161 2-2-1 1-4-0
London 11 3 8 0 6 .273 26 36 212 3-2-0 0-6-0
Strathroy 12 3 9 0 6 .250 30 49 216 2-3-0 1-6-0
St. Marys 12 1 9 2 4 .167 20 52 188 1-4-1 0-5-1


Coming up this week:

Wednesday, October 15

LaSalle Vipers vs. St. Thomas Stars – 7:00 Vollmer Rec Centre

London Nationals vs. Leamington Flyers – 7:30 Western Fair

Thursday, October 16

Leamington Flyers vs. Chatham Maroons – 7:10 Heinz Arena

Sarnia Legionnaires vs. St. Marys Lincolns – 7:10 Sarnia Arena


If I was able to go, I’d go to either of Leamington’s games this week.  I think they’ll have a good game against London, and it’s really unfortunate that I can’t go.  Thursday is a re-match of yesterday’s game, which could be interesting.


That’s your recap for this Thanksgiving weekend.  Be sure to make it out to a game this week and check back in on Fri. for the review from this week and see what’s on tap for this coming weekend.

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  1. RocketGirl

    October 13, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I quickly added in the Showcase scores this morning and didn’t check it over before posting. I’ve fixed it now though.

  2. Welland fan

    October 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Correction: Saturday, St.Catharines 7 Chatham 4.

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