WATERLOO - Stratford Motor Products Minor Midgets grabbed another point in the Alliance standings here at RIM Park Sunday night.
Bob Zimmer’s Warriors tied the score at 2-2 on Josh Hill’s powerplay goal midway through the third period. Brandon Taylor’s powerplay marker with 1:05 left in the second period had tied the game at 1-1.
Waterloo took a 2-1 lead with one second left in the middle frame. Zac Housworth and Evan Metelski picked up an assist each for the Tribe.
The Minor Midgets’ next game is this Saturday, Feb. 2 when first-place Kitchener comes to town for an 8 o’clock face-off at the Allman Arena.
Hood-Tidman leads way
Stratford Motor Products Minor Midgets skated to their 16th win of the season by edging Cambridge Hawks 3-2 Saturday night at the Allman.
Sean Hood-Tidman, appearing in his second game with the Tribe, scored the winning goal, his second of the night, with just 1:14 left in the game. Hood-Tidman scored for Stratford at 4:53 of the second period to tie the count at 1-1. Josh Hill put the Warriors ahead 2-1, 53 seconds later.
Dillon Ossendryver, captain Liam Kelly, Zach Ernest and Randy Wouters all picked up assists in the win.
Stratford out-shot Cambridge 26-19 in a very close, hard-skating game.
The Midgets fell from first place to third after a loss to Waterloo Wolves last Wednesday night at the Allman.
Waterloo edged the Tribe 6-5 and moved into a three-way tie for first place, but have two games in hand on Stratford. Kitchener is the third team with 36 points, but have three games in hand.
In Wednesday’s game, Wyatt Lansdell led the way for Stratford with two goals and two assists, while Josh Higgins had a three-point night with a goal and two assists. Randy Wouters and Liam Kelly also connected for Stratford.
Zac Housworth and newcomer in the line-up, Sean Hood-Tidman, earned an assist each. Warriors were out-shot 34-32.
Last shot wins for Minor Peewees
Stratford Royal LePage Hiller Realty Minor Peewee Warriors edged London Bandits 5-4 on Saturday in a last-shot-wins contest.
Warriors trailed 1-0 heading into the second period when Trent Zorgdrager skated in on a breakaway and roofed the puck top-shelf to tie the score. Bandits went ahead by a goal with five minutes remaining in the second period, but Everett Hawkins evened the score on a blast with David Shantz and Jared Searles assisting.
Twenty seconds later, Hawkins fired home a shot after taking a feed from Searles. The score remained 3-2 with four minutes remaining to play when the fireworks began.
Stratford’s Rhys Britton tipped in a point shot from Brendan Moorehead, with Dominic Boon also assisting. London scored right away to make it 4-3, and then pulled their goalie and evened the score with just one minute remaining.
Warriors raced down the ice and with 40 seconds left on the clock Dylan Hall buried the winner, with Searles and Griffin St. Onge supplying the helpers.
Huskies bite Major Atoms
The Perth Auto Dismantlers Major Atom Warriors travelled to Hamilton on Sunday to face off against the Huskies.
With two valuable points on the line late in the season, both teams came out ready to play. Chances were exchanged through two periods with Ryan Bell coming up big for the Warriors, making a number of crucial saves to keep his team even.
The score remained tied until late in the third when Hamilton capitalized on an odd-man rush. Stratford continued to work hard, but couldn’t get the puck close to the Hamilton net. Huskies added one more late in the game to solidify the win.
Tenacious play was demonstrated by Alex Cassone, Bryce Lee and Tyler Pogson on defence, while Mason Petrie, Ben Wyatt and Adam Monteith were strong up front.
Novices split pair
Stratford Hockey Training Above Minor Novice Tier 3 Warriors played a pair of games over the weekend.
In exhibition play on Saturday, the Novice Warriors won 5-2 over Mitchell Meteors.
Jonas Schmidt fired a hat trick in the Stratford win, with additional goals coming from Haden Frayne and Wesley Duiker. Avery Thurston, Ethan Martin, Owen Holloway and Daniel Van Stratten each contributed an assist.
In league play on Sunday, the Minor Novices fell 7-3 to West London Hawks.
Ethan Martin had two goals and Van Stratten added the single for Warriors. Thurston, Holloway and Cole Meadows chipped in with assists.
Major Midgets lose in final minute
Stratford Culliton Major Midgets lost 5-4 to Woodstock last Tuesday night at the Allman. Woodstock scored with 33 seconds left in the game to claim the narrow win.
Josh Higgins led the way for Stratford with two goals, while Gavyn Connell Helle had a goal and an assist. Josh Bickell scored the other goal.
Nick Castell earned two assists for Warriors, with single helpers going to Jamie Wells, Matt Knight and Steven King.
The Culliton Major Midgets lost 6-3 to Woodstock on Sunday, Jan. 27.
Warriors’ Nick Sawdon played well in net with 36 saves. Josh Bickell led the way with a goal and an assist, while John Yundt and Jackson Blowes scored the other Stratford goals. Morgan Bennewies had an assist.