Mid-West Recap for Jan. 29-Feb. 1

Hello Mid-West fans!  I hope you’ve all had a good week.

Thursday, January 29

The first game to start the weekend was Cambridge Winter Hawks hosting Waterloo Siskins.  The Hawks escaped with a 3-2 OT win.

The teams were scoreless for 22 minutes until Siskin Michael Romund found the back of the net.  At 8:02 of the second period, with Hawk Stephen Jablonski in the box for cross checking, the Siskins went up 2-0 with a goal from Eric Cimino.

In the third period, it was the Hawks turn to score.  Matt Harding got Cambridge on the board at 7:21 of the period.  Maxime Lamontagne, aka the Flying Frenchman as I’ve seen Bill Doucet of Cambridge Times call him on Twitter, tied the game with just under 3 min. to go.

Cambridge Captain Alex Bottigoni scored the game winner 2:05 into OT.

The winning goalie was Lucan Machalski, making 46 of 48 saves and improving his record to 19-8-2.  The losing goalie was Evgeny Kiselev, making 29 of 32 saves and his record is now 18-10-4

 

The other game on Thurs. was Brantford 99er’s hosting Guelph Hurricanes.  The Canes beat the 99er’s 5-2.  Story from Brantford Expositor.

99ers Beaten by ‘Canes

By Brian Smiley, Brantford Expositor

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2015/01/29/hockey-guelph-5-brantford-2

Despite a 5-2 loss to the Guelph Hurricanes on Thursday at the Gretzky Centre, the Brantford 99ers aren’t throwing in the towel yet in their quest for a playoff spot.

“This year we have one more win than we did last year and playoffs are still a reasonable goal for us,” said Brantford captain David Storey. “That’s something we’re looking to do.

“Once you’re in the playoffs anything can happen.”

The 99ers are now 8-30-1 on the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League season and they are three points back of the eighth-place Brampton Bombers (7-26-6) for the final Mid-Western Conference playoff spot.

Brantford is back in action on Saturday in Guelph at 7:30 p.m. and then on Sunday in Waterloo at 1:30 p.m.

While Storey has provided Brantford with some solid leadership, he almost wasn’t available to the 99ers this season.

Storey came to Brantford last season after spending the prior year with the Mississauga Rebels. Prior to the 2014-15 campaign, Storey decided to give the British Columbia Hockey League a shot.

The six-foot-two, 210-pound defenceman tried out with the Salmon Arm SilverBacks and was one the team’s final cuts. That meant the 19-year-old came back to Brantford and he was given the captaincy of the team.

“That experience in B.C. was a great learning experience for me,” Storey said. “I learned a lot of valuable things out there. It’s an unbelievable league.

“I told the (Brantford) coaches before I went there, I didn’t need a letter to lead but Scott (Rex) and Wes (Consorti) felt I would be the right guy to wear the ‘C’.”

Storey hit a bump this season just before Christmas. In a game against Stratford, he was injured and later diagnosed with a concussion. He returned to action on Jan. 22.

“It’s always frustrating to watch,” said Storey, who had two goals and 11 assists in 28 games prior to Thursday’s game.

“You want to be out there with the boys, trying to contribute . . . but you can’t mess around with concussions. It was something where you grit your teeth. There’s nothing you can really do.”

Now that he’s back, Storey, like the rest of his teammates, must be looking towards the team’s remaining nine remaining regular-season games – including a date with the Bombers in Brantford on Feb. 5 and then a visit to Brampton on Feb. 20.

“You can’t stress enough how big those games are,” said Storey.

“If you really look at it, that’s what our season comes down to. You never want to look to far ahead on the calendar but we need four points out of those games.”

Like the rest of the organization, Storey knows how big a berth in the post-season would be for the second-year team.

“I think it would be huge, not only for us but for the city as well just to sort of say, ‘Yeah we are a new team still but we can be competitive in this league and we will be competitive,'” he said.

“This year playoffs is a goal we set out for at the beginning of the year and it’s still something we can accomplish. We have to push for it every day and do whatever it takes.”

Brett Parsons and Evan Bidenti scored for the 99ers while Zander Pryor got a pair of assists. Matt Small and Parsons got one each.

Jack Moylan, making his first start since Dec. 19 because of a groin injury, suffered the loss in goal as Brantford was outshot 39-30.

brian.smiley@sunmedia.ca twitter.com/expbsmiley

 

Friday, January 30

On Fri. night, Brampton Bombers were hosting Kitchener Dutchmen.   The Dutchmen picked up the 2 points with a 4-3 win.  Story from Brampton Guardian.

Bombers take aim at 99ers

By Robin Inscoe

http://www.bramptonguardian.com/sports-story/5298311-bombers-take-aim-at-99ers/

BRAMPTON – The Brampton BECC Construction Jr. B Bombers are clinging to the final playoff berth in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Midwestern Conference and they’ll need a win or two down the stretch to hold off the rival Brantford 99’ers.

With just eight games remain on the schedule, the Bombers hold a three-point lead over the ninth-place 99’ers – and the two sides square off on Thursday (Feb. 5) in Brantford for the first of two remaining dates between the clubs.

The Bombers can give themselves some breathing room with a win, but a loss could mean that the Friday, Feb. 20 contest at Brampton’s Victoria Park Arena could determine the final post-season competitor.

It will be the second last game of the season for the Bombers, who host the Stratford Cullitons in their final regular season contest on Sunday, Feb. 22. The 99’ers travel to Elmira for a date with the division-leading Sugar Kings to wrap up their season that same Sunday.

Neither side has been tearing up the league of late. The Bombers, 7-28-6, are winless in six while the 99’ers, 8-32-1, haven’t tasted victory in the past five games. Both teams have just one win in its past 13 outings.

Ironically, the Bombers are 2-0 in Brantford on the season but are winless in two against the 99’ers at Victoria Park Arena.

This past weekend, the Bombers gave the second-seeded Kitchener Dutchmen all they could handle on Friday as they fell 4-3 on home ice. On Sunday afternoon in Listowel, the host Cyclones skated to a 5-2 win over the Bombers.

Nick Petropoulos and Kevin Bray scored for Brampton in the Listowel loss with Jordan Crocker, Brad Bollert and Carmine Vietri picking up assists.

Cameron Cruickshank, Vietri and Crocker did the damage against Kitchener with Austin Kozluk, Sam Hisey, Anton Bura, Mitchell Byrne, Lucas Goodman and Cruickshank getting assists.

Brampton travels to Brantford on Thursday (Feb. 5), hosts Guelph at Victoria Park Arena on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and travels to Kitchener on Sunday tangle with the Dutchmen.

 

The other game on Fri. was Stratford Cullitons hosting Listowel Cyclones.  The Cullitons rolled over the Cyclones 9-1.  Story from Stratford Beacon Herald.

Cullitons rout Cyclones 9-1

By Steve Rice, Stratford Beacon Herald

http://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/2015/01/31/cullitons-rout-cyclones-9-1

Committees often accomplish little, or make things worse.

But scoring “by committee” has certainly produced results for the Stratford Cullitons over the past few seasons.

Friday night at the Allman Arena, 14 players collected points and two reached the double-digit goal plateau for the season in a 9-1 rout of the Listowel Cyclones.

Stratford now has eight players with 10 or more goals, the number they’ve had the past two seasons when they went to the GOJHL Midwestern Conference final.

“It’s harder for other teams to cover players or match lines when everyone’s able to put the puck in the net and contribute on the scoresheet,” said captain Trevor Sauder, who notched his 10th goal of the season and added an assist. “It’s definitely good for our team to have that balance.”

Sauder, 21, was a rookie in 2011-12 when the Culliton last had major offensive stars in Brad McClure (45 goals) and Ray Huether (39 goals) — now in Division 1 college and the OHL, respectively.

“We’re a little more balanced this year, rather than having a top line,” said Sauder. “Don’t get me wrong, it would be great to have a Brad McClure on our team. And we do have players like Shane O’Brien, Mitch Brooks, Deven Kropf, Brook Hiddink that are great offensive players, too.”

Kropf and Hiddink each scored twice, O’Brien had three assists, and Zach Van Louwe his 10th goal and an assist. Tyson Baker had a single goal and Brooks, Hayden Broomhead and Justin Graham each had two assists.

Points continued to come from the blueline as Jake Pleon had a goal and two assists, Joe Leahy a goal and assist and Tristan Hohl one assist.

Pleon’s goal was his 12th of the season, tied with Guelph’s Patrick Kudla for first in the conference among defencemen, and second overall in the GOJHL. He has 33 points in 39 games.

“It’s not just me, it’s the guys on the ice working hard and finding me, and us working as a unit,” Pleon said. “I didn’t expect to come into this season and get that many points, but hats off to my teammates for working hard and giving me the opportunities to put the puck in the net. I hope I can return the favour.

“We’ve got four good, solid lines up front and on any given night it’s going to be the line that’s moving their feet and working the hardest that’s going to get our points,” he added. “Tonight all four lines were rolling and working hard and it paid off.

“We’re going to go far in the playoffs if everyone’s chipping in like that.”

The Cullitons, 25-13-4, moved within two points of third-place Waterloo and five clear of fifth-place Guelph, a likely first-round playoff opponent.

“We need scoring by committee and the entire 23 guys playing good hockey,” said coach and director of hockey operations Phil Westman. “Sometimes when we get in tight games and the other team gets down to two lines, I try to keep my four going as best as we can, and that’s why — we need to have everybody ready and it pays off in the playoffs.”

Baker gave the Cullitons a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the game with a puck that deflected past Listowel goalie Ryan Hergott.

The Cyclones worked hard to kill off two Stratford powerplays and it looked like they would escape the period down 1-0. But goals by Pleon and Kropf in the final 75 seconds of the period opened the lead to 3-0.

“Listowel’s one of the hardest-working teams and if you want to be able to beat them you have to try to work harder than they do,” said Sauder. “Give them credit — they’re a young team, well-coached and I don’t think it was a 9-1 game at all.”

Any chance Listowel had of getting back into the game ended early the second after they managed only three shots and failed to score on a five-minute major to Nathan Templeman for head contact. Stratford goalie Nick Redman came up with a good stop on a redirect by Ben VanOotegham during that powerplay, but the Cullitons had an equally good scoring chance as Broomhead walked in alone on Hergott but shot high.

Shortly after that kill, Sauder scored his third goal in as many games and Van Louwe went five-hole four minutes later for a 5-0 lead.

Hiddink scored twice in the third while Kropf and Leahy added singles.

Just 10 seconds after Hiddink made it 9-0, the Cyclones came down and broke Redman’s shutout bid on a goal by Derek Elliott, his team-high 23rd of the season.

Even so, Redman has now allowed just five goals in his last five outings and dropped his goals-against average to 2.27, tops in the Midwestern Conference.

It was the only game of the weekend for the Cullitons. Next weekend they face Cambridge in a home-and-home Friday and Saturday.

The Cullitons’ players, coaches and girlfriends are playing beach volleyball at Spikes in London Saturday for team-building.

GAME NOTES: Templeman’s head-check major carries a two-game suspension. Defenceman Riley Robertson, the target of the hit, left the game clutching his arm and did not return … Listowel D Ethan Morrison left the game with six minutes to go in the first period after a hard hit and did not return … late in the second Cyclones Ben Shelley and Cullitons Pat McKelvie fought. Neither player had fought in over a year since they fought each other Jan. 24, 2014 at the Allman. Shelley has five minors this season and 57 penalty minutes over a four-year career… Kropf’s goal was his 15th of the year, third on the team behind Shane O’Brien (21) and Mitch Brooks (19) … Redman made a big stop on Brady Anderson alone in front with the score still 1-0 … the Cullitons host Brantford on Family Day Mon., Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. The game has drawn such good crowds for Stratford that there are now six GOJHL games that day … Prize of $1,028 in the 50-50 draw.

 

Saturday, January 31

On Sat. night, Cambridge hosted the first of a home and home with Elmira Sugar Kings.  The Kings shut the Hawks out 3-0.  Story from Pointstreak.

Elmira beats Cambridge 3-0 as Reinhart gains shutout

Jonathan Reinhart recorded a shutout against the Cambridge Winter Hawks as the Elmira Sugar Kings picked up a 3-0 win.

Elmira was led by Steven Jakiela, who had one goal. Jakiela scored 14:00 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Elmira.

The Sugar Kings stifled Cambridge’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Elmira’s defensive play was more effective than usual against the Winter Hawks. Elmira kept Cambridge’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Lucas Machalski made 30 saves on 33 shots.

Elmira also had goals scored by Brodie Whitehead and Mitch Wright, who scored one goal each.

The Winter Hawks forced the Sugar Kings goalie Reinhart to work between the pipes, taking 43 shots.

Reinhart rejected 43 shots on goal for Elmira. The Sugar Kings incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Cambridge incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.

 

The other game on Sat. night was Guelph hosting Brantford.  The Canes defeated the 99er’s for the 2nd time on the weekend 6-3.  Story from Guelph Mercury.

DaSilva comfortable in his second stint with Guelph Hurricanes

By Rob Massey

http://www.guelphmercury.com/sports-story/5296829-dasilva-comfortable-in-his-second-stint-with-guelph-hurricanes/

GUELPH – Goaltender Jason DaSilva is finding his second stint with the Guelph Hurricanes to his liking.

“It’s good to get games in like this,” DaSilva said after he made 18 saves Saturday night at the Sleeman Centre to pick up the win as the Canes doubled the Brantford 99ers 6-3 in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League play. “It just helps bring up your confidence. If your (defence) is playing well and it’s a strong house, it just spreads over to the forwards and I think going forward, we’ve got to be really consistent. We just really have to focus on playing a two-way hockey game.”

The win was the second in a row over the 99ers for DaSilva and the Canes and was his 11th victory since returning to Guelph early in November. Four of his wins have been against Brantford.

He was 4-1-1 in January as he settled in with the team.

“I’m happy to get any opportunity that comes my way,” he said of January when he played in seven of Guelph’s nine games.

“He’s stepped in right now and he’s taken on a heck of a load,” Canes head coach Peter Crosby said. “He’s doing an outstanding job for us right now. Everybody goes through their down moments, but he’s having a lot of up moments right now.”

The Canes were expecting to use DaSilva again Sunday at Kitchener as fellow netminder Jeremie Lintner is nursing a lower body injury. DaSilva is 11-5-2 with a 3.37 goals-against average and .890 save percentage while Lintner is 11-8-1 with a 2.84 goals-against average and .910 save percentage.

“We’re pretty comfortable between the pipes right now,” Crosby said. “They’re good friends, they get along well and they’ve got a great relationship with (goaltending coach) Rocco (Trentadue). The three of them are constantly talking back and forth. They’re like a separate team, almost. Rock is getting the best out of these guys and these guys are giving the best for each other because they push each other, too. It’s really nice to see that camaraderie between the three of them.”

DaSilva’s first stint with the Canes came in the 2012-13 season when he went 6-18-0 with a team that didn’t qualify for the playoffs. That was also the season the Canes changed ownership.

“It’s definitely changed,” he said of the Canes. “It’s more of a team atmosphere, a family atmosphere. We’ve got the (dressing) room and we’ve got an owner who cares about us. When all that happens, it really changes the culture of the team.”

DaSilva rejoined the Canes this season when the Peterborough Petes sent him back to junior B. At the OHL trade deadline early in January, DaSilva’s rights were traded from the Petes to the Oshawa Generals. However, he’s expecting to stay with the Canes until the end of their season.

“I’m going to finish it up here, focus on winning games and goes as far as we can,” he said. “Once we’re done here, I’ll go travel with the (Generals).”

Against Brantford, the Canes yielded a goal in the opening minute of the game before they roared back for the win. They led 2-1 after the first period and 5-2 after the second.

Craig Martini had a pair of goals for the Canes while Patrick Kudla, Brooker Muir, Matt Nightingale and Peyton Backus scored once each. Beau Browning and Dylan Sayle collected two assists each while Brody Milne, Ryan Migliaccio, Giordano Finoro, Lawrence Pagnan, Backus, Kudla, Tristan Liggett and Muir had one apiece.

Guy Polillo, Dave Dinardi and Scotty Penwarden scored the goals for Brantford.

The Canes went 1-for-3 on their power play while Brantford was 0-for-4. The hosts also outshot the 99ers 35-21.

The Canes were to play the Kitchener Dutchmen at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Sunday and host the Listowel Cyclones Thursday night.

rmassey@guelphmercury.com

 

Sunday, February 1

Sun. was a busy day with all 4 Mid-West games in the afternoon due to the Super Bowl.

The first game was Listowel hosting Brampton.  The Cyclones picked up a 5-2 win.

Listowel built up a 4-0 lead in the first half of the game.  Brady Anderson opened the scoring in the first period.  In the second, it was Anderson again, Jordan Caskanette, and Jamie Huber.

Brampton finally got on the board with a goal from Nick Petropoulos with just over 3 min. left in the second period.  Kevin Bray finished Brampton’s scoring at 7:51 into the third period.

Derek Elliot hit an empty net for Listowel with 1 second left in the game.

Tyler Fassl picked up the win for Listowel rejecting 28 of 30 shots.  The Bombers net was split between Shane Dietl, making 23 of 27 saves, and Jake Lawr, making 13 of 13 saves.

 

The 2nd game on Sun. was Waterloo hosting Brantford.  The Siskins beat up on the 99er’s 9-1.  Story from Pointstreak.

Waterloo blows out Brantford, 9-1

The Waterloo Siskins were firing on all cylinders against the Brantford 99ers, and when the final buzzer sounded Siskins emerged with a 9-1 win.

Waterloo was led by Nick Trecroce, who tallied one goal. Trecroce scored 12:15 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Waterloo.

The Siskins forced Brantford goalie Jack Moylan to work between the pipes, taking 45 shots.

Waterloo additionally got goals from Tommy Rietema, Luke Gazzola, Kye Betts, Anthony Guido, Michael Romund and Christian Mroczkowski.

The 99ers were led by Brett Parsons, who scored the team’s only goal. Parsons scored 4:31 into the first period to make the score 1-1.

Bailey DeGasperis recorded 14 saves for Waterloo. The Siskins incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.

Brantford’s Moylan stopped 36 shots out of the 45 that he faced. The 99ers incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.

 

The third game on Sun. was Elmira hosting Cambridge.  The Hawks pulled out a 4-3 shoot out win over the Kings.  Story from Cambridge Times.

Cambridge could make first round opponent nervous

http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/sports-story/5298611-hawks-hang-tough-against-top-teams/

CAMBRIDGE – The Cambridge Winter Hawks have a habit of playing to the level of their opponent.

Sometimes it’s to their detriment when facing the bottom of the Midwestern Conference, but it has also reaped dividends when playing the upper echelon of the loop.

If that trend keeps up, the Winter Hawks could make some teams awfully worried in the first round of the playoffs. And there’s no reason to think it won’t, as Cambridge reeled off 4-of-6 points in three weekend games, beating third-place Waterloo 3-2 in overtime Thursday (Jan. 29), before splitting a home-and-home series with first-place Elmira – losing 3-0 Saturday at home and winning 4-3 in a shootout on Sunday in Elmira.

Winter Hawks assistant coach Garrett Rutledge said it’s typical of the team.

“It’s the same old story with the Cambridge Winter Hawks, playing the tough teams at the top real hard,” he said.

“If things had of worked out right, even Saturday night we deserved a better fate. If we could have got a couple pucks in the net, it would have been a different hockey game.

“We played right with them Saturday night and didn’t have the breaks. On Sunday, it was the same game plan and things started going in the net for us.”

The difference on the two days was basically a game of bounces. On Saturday, the Winter Hawks didn’t get one. While Sunday, the pucks found their sticks and shots bounced off bodies and in.

In addition, the Winter Hawks didn’t have to just count on the MMA line of Max Lamontagne, Mitch Atkins and Alex Bottigoni for offence, though Lamontagne did get the first one for the team.

Alex Hulford scored just his fifth of the season and Tyler Romain scored his first goal as a Winter Hawk. He also had the winner in the shootout.

“It’s getting to the point where we’re getting a full team effort from guys. The guys are just buying into the whole cause of the Cambridge Winter Hawks, what Steve’s been preaching all year,” Rutledge said.

He added that once Romain tied the game late in the third with Lucas Machalski out of the net for the extra attacker, he knew the game was in the bag.

“When he went back in the net, he gave me that Lucas Machalski look with a kind of a grin, and you could tell the game was over with if we get to the shootout.”

But the Winter Hawks did enjoy tempting fate in Sunday’s tilt, having to come back from a two-goal deficit twice in the game. That’s nothing new for the squad though, as opponents have scored first in 26 of their 44 games.

“It’s good I guess in the long and the short of it (to show we can come back), but we need to start figuring it out in the first period and coming out ready to play. You can only survive so long doing that, obviously, because good teams will put you away.”

Bottigoni, in overtime, Lamontagne and Matt Harding scored against Waterloo.

 

The last game was Kitchener hosting Guelph.  Guelph pounded the Dutchmen 8-2.

Guleph’s Brooker Muir opened the scoring on the power play at 9:57.  Kitchener’s Connor Cole responded at 18:25 to end the first period with the teams tied 1-1.

Brody Milne gave the Canes a 2-1 lead to start the second period.  At 8:32 Jordan Delaurier would tie the game again for Kitchener, but that would be it for the Dutchmen.

The rest of the goals for Guelph were scored by Ryan Migiliaccio with 2, Muir with his 2nd, Jake Wyse, Cameron Stokes and Giordano Finoro.

The game looks like it got rough in the second and it spilled over to the third period.  This is the box score for the penalties.

 

PENALTIES
Period 1
Guelph – Ryan Migliaccio – (Interference) (INT), 2 MIN, 6:22
Guelph – Jake Wyse – (Roughing) (RO), 2 MIN, 6:22
Kitchener – Harrison Domagala – (Roughing) (RO), 2 MIN, 6:22
Kitchener – Matt Scott – (Hooking) (HKG), 2 MIN, 9:13
Guelph – Cameron Stokes – (Roughing) (RO), 2 MIN, 10:38
Kitchener – Nathan Grossi – (Roughing) (RO), 2 MIN, 10:38
Guelph – Dylan Sayle – (High Sticking) (HS), 2 MIN, 13:36
Period 2
Kitchener – Harrison Domagala – (Roughing) (RO), 2 MIN, 2:27
Guelph – Brody Milne – (Cross Checking) (CC), 2 MIN, 3:59
Guelph – Patrick Kudla – (Roughing) (RO), 2 MIN, 4:23
Kitchener – Wyatt Trainer – (Holding) (HO), 2 MIN, 4:23
Guelph – Dylan Sayle – (Inciting an Opponent) (Misconduct) (M22), 10 MIN, 8:32
Kitchener – Ben St Marseille – (Inciting an Opponent) (Misconduct) (M22), 10 MIN, 8:32
Guelph – Peter Crosby – (Too Many Men) (Bench Minor) (TMM), 2 MIN, 12:03
Kitchener – Wyatt Trainer – (Playing without Helmet) (Gross Misconduct) (GRM62), 0 MIN, 13:48
Guelph – Sebastian Stangherlin – (Checking from Behind) (GM50), 2 MIN, 17:37
Guelph – Sebastian Stangherlin – (Checking from Behind) (Game Misconduct) (GM50/51), 0 MIN, 17:37
Period 3
Guelph – Brody Milne – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) (USC), 2 MIN, 8:30
Kitchener – Harrison Domagala – (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) (USC), 2 MIN, 8:30
Kitchener – Adam Kawalec – (Roughing) (RO), 2 MIN, 8:30
Guelph – Patrick Kudla – (Fighting) (Major) (FI), 5 MIN, 9:11
Guelph – Patrick Kudla – (Fighting) (Game Misconduct) (GM30), 0 MIN, 9:11
Guelph – Peyton Backus – (Inciting an Opponent) (Misconduct) (M22), 10 MIN, 9:11
Guelph – Dylan Sayle – (Roughing after Whistle) (RAW), 2 MIN, 9:11
Kitchener – Jeremy Kuehn – (Head Contact) (Major) (CTH), 5 MIN, 9:11
Kitchener – Jeremy Kuehn – (Head Contact) (Game Misconduct) (GM71), 0 MIN, 9:11
Kitchener – Jeremy Kuehn – (Fighting) (Major) (FI), 5 MIN, 9:11
Kitchener – Jeremy Kuehn – (Fighting) (Game Misconduct) (GM30), 0 MIN, 9:11
Kitchener – Austin Gaboury – (Inciting an Opponent) (Misconduct) (M22), 10 MIN, 9:11
Kitchener – Scott Pedersen – (Roughing after Whistle) (RAW), 2 MIN, 9:11
Guelph – Stefano Pezzetta – (Slashing) (SL), 2 MIN, 12:02
Kitchener – Nic Hague – (Cross Checking) (CC), 2 MIN, 12:02
Guelph – Jake Wyse – (Fighting) (Major) (FI), 5 MIN, 17:34
Guelph – Jake Wyse – (Fighting) (Game Misconduct) (GM30), 0 MIN, 17:34
Guelph – Jordan Hatzinger – (Roughing after Whistle) (RAW), 2 MIN, 17:34
Kitchener – Sean Allen – (Roughing) (RO), 2 MIN, 17:34
Kitchener – Sean Allen – (Fighting) (Major) (FI), 5 MIN, 17:34
Kitchener – Sean Allen – (Fighting) (Game Misconduct) (GM30), 0 MIN, 17:34
Kitchener – Connor Cole – (Roughing after Whistle) (RAW), 2 MIN, 17:34

 

 

 

Here are the standings

 

TEAM GP W L OTL PTS PCT GF GA PIM HOME AWAY
Elmira 41 31 7 3 65 .793 183 109 920 17-3-1 14-4-2
Kitchener 42 31 9 2 64 .762 179 140 847 18-4-0 13-5-2
Waterloo 42 27 11 4 58 .690 183 123 720 14-5-1 13-6-3
Stratford 42 25 13 4 54 .643 174 118 949 16-3-1 9-10-3
Guelph 43 25 15 3 53 .616 163 140 940 14-6-1 11-9-2
Cambridge 44 22 17 5 49 .557 133 129 963 14-8-0 8-9-5
Listowel 41 17 23 1 35 .427 111 131 462 10-10-1 7-13-0
Brampton 41 7 28 6 20 .244 108 210 943 4-13-4 3-15-2
Brantford 41 8 32 1 17 .207 117 226 1071 5-16-1 3-16-0

 

 

Coming up

Thursday, February 5

Brantford 99er’s vs. Brampton Bomers – 7:30 Gretzky Arena

Guelph Hurricanes vs. Listowel Cyclones – 7:30 Sleeman Centre

Friday, February 6

Brampton Bombers vs. Guelph Hurricanes – 7:30 Victoria Park

Listowel Cyclones vs. Brampton Bombers – 7:30 Listowel Memorial

Stratford Cullitons vs. Cambridge Winter Hawks – 7:30 Allman Arena

Saturday, February 7

Cambridge Winter Hawks vs. Stratford Culltions – 7:00 Galt Arena

Elmira Sugar Kings vs. Wateroo Siskins – 7:00 Dan Snyder

Sunday, February 8

Kitchener Dutchmen vs. Brampton Bombers – 1:30 Kinsmen Arena

Waterloo Siskins vs. Elmira Sugar Kings – 1:30 Waterloo Memorial

Tuesday, February 10

Kitchener Dutchmen vs. Elmira Sugar Kings – 7:30 Kinsmen Arena

 

There’s a lot of good games left.  There’s under 3 weeks left to play and this is usually when teams start playing their best.  I’m honestly most excited for the race for last.  Brantford is just 3 points back which makes tonight’s game rather important.  If Brantford pulls out the win, they have a chance to make it to the post-season.  If Brampton wins, that almost but seals Brantford’s fate of being done on Feb. 22.

You all know that I am a die-hard Rockets fan, but I am also a die-hard GOJHL fan, having been watching Jr. B hockey since I was 10 years old. I will only watch the GOJHL and during the hockey season, you never know what arena RG is gonna show up at.

I’m bringing you the games, news, and updates of the GOJHL.

RG is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheRocketGirl16 and you can find me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheRocketGirl16

If you hear of anything about any of the teams in the GOJHL, or have questions about anything, feel free to post it. If I don’t know the answer, I know how to find it.

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