It was a good night for the SMMHA last Wednesday night as Rock teams chalked up three wins and a tie in Shamrock League action at the Pyramid Rec. Centre.
The Cement ‘BB’ Midgets, ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams and Home Building Centre A-E Peewees all defeated their opponents, and the Independent ‘BB’ Grocer Atoms skated to a tie.
Cement men now 9-0
The Cement ‘BB’ Midgets improved their SHL record to 9-0 with a 6-0 victory over Mooretown Storm.
The dangerous line of Braiden Weston, Greg Swan and Robert Clifford sparked the Rock attack, scoring five of the team’s six goals and collecting 11 points as a trio.
Weston, who has played a handful of games with the Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns recently, led the way with three goals and two assists. Centreman Swan added a goal and three assists, and Clifford a goal and an assist.
“The Swan line had a great game tonight,” coach Ken Schiedel said. “Weston, Swan and Clifford can all shoot the puck . . . they have quick releases.”
The game was scoreless until the final five minutes of the first period when the Swan line clicked for three goals. Weston scored what proved to be the winner on a powerplay at 10:25, Swan connected just over two minutes later, and Weston made it 3-0 with just 17 seconds remaining in the opening frame.
Weston completed his hat trick with 51 seconds left in the second period, finishing off a nifty three-way passing play with Clifford and Swan.
The Cement men added their final two goals before the third period was five minutes old. The marksmen were winger Kyle Spence and Clifford.
The shutout went to Ryan Van Dam, who made the key stops when he had to. His best save came with 7:42 remaining in the game when he out-guessed a Mooretown player who had broke in alone. “Ryan made some nice saves,” assistant coach Rick O’Donnell said.
The Cement Midgets, first in the Central Division, have out-scored their opponents 63-9 in nine SHL games to date. They host Mt. Brydges Cougars in league action tonight (Nov. 13) at the PRC, starting at 8:30 p.m.
Bantams win in third
The ANAF Bantams rebounded from a 1-0 deficit to defeat Lambeth Lancers 3-1 and extend their Shamrock win streak to two.
Chris Thompson’s ANAF squad (3-5-1) trailed by a goal early in the second period, but tied it on a powerplay marker by Ian Bolton at 6:58.
Levi Rice’s unassisted goal, with 5:45 remaining in the third, proved to be the winner. Eric Burford added an insurance tally with 3:18 left on the clock.
Mitch Watt was the winning goaltender.
The ANAF Bantams are back in league action tonight (Nov. 13) when they host Wallaceburg at 8:15 p.m.
Three for Martens
Centre Ben Martens scored a goal in each period to lead the HBC Peewees to a 6-1 victory over Mooretown. Martens also added an assist for a four-point night.
AP Ally Muir, Tim Bertrand and Matt Payette also scored for the Rock, which led 1-0 after the first period and 4-1 after two. Winger Payette also earned two assists for a three-point game.
Alex Martens was the winning goaltender.
The SHL victory was the second in a row for Jared Frayne’s squad. The A-E Peewees now sit with a 4-3-1 Shamrock record.
The HBC Peewees have a home-and-home series with Mt. Brydges Cougars this week. The teams play tonight (Nov. 13) in St. Marys at 7 p.m., and on Saturday in Mt. Brydges at 3:15 p.m.
Three second-period goals
Three second-period goals helped the Grocer Atoms gained a 3-3 SHL tie with visiting Wallaceburg last Wednesday.
Captain Ethan Aarts and Jacob Boyd each had a goal and an assist for St. Marys, which trailed 1-0 after the first period. Scott McClelland also connected for the Rock.
The win improves the Grocer Atoms’ record to 4-0-5, moving them into a second-place tie in the Central Division.
Greg Smale’s crew hosts Port Stanley Sailors tonight (Nov. 13) at 7:15 p.m., and then travel to Lucan on Saturday for a 2:15 p.m. face-off against the Irish.