The Canadian Tire Major Bantam Rep. team got back on track with a hard-fought 4-3 win over Brantford 99ers last Tuesday night.
After several scoreless and frustrating games, the Bantam Warriors’ hard work is paying off.
Jarrett Baker and Michael Cossey sparked the offence, each with a goal and an assist. The other Stratford goals came from Jacob McPherson and Nathan Hall. Assists were contributed by Devon Carter, Carson Dunseith and Hunter James.
The Major Bantams split a pair of Alliance games on the weekend.
The Tiremen travelled to Sarnia on Saturday to face the Sting and Warriors came away with a 3-1 victory, thanks to good goaltending from Kyle Morning and some timely goals.
Scoring for Stratford were Nathan Hall, Brett Denny and Jarrett Baker, with an empty-netter. Assists went to Logan Bell and Dalton Smith.
At home on Sunday, the Major Bantams were not so lucky as they lost 5-1 to St. Thomas Stars. Carson Dunseith scored the lone Stratford goal, assisted by Bradley Kraemer and Nathan Hall.
Next action for the Bantam Warriors is this weekend at a tournament in Waterloo.
Two wins, a tie for Minor Bantams
The Cherrey Bus Lines Minor Bantams collected two wins and a tie in three Alliance games last week.
On Thursday, Nov. 7, the Cherrey Bus Lines Minor Bantam Rep team strongly dictated the pace in Cambridge as Warriors defeated the Hawks 6-1.
Sam Turner had two goals to lead the way. Max Britton, Parker Gibbings, Ethan Hill and Jacob McPhee also added goals. Assists went to Brayden Carnegie (two), Jacob McPhee, Dean Jackson and Sean Petrie.
Jeremy Hill recorded the net win.
On Saturday, the Cherrey Minor Bantams scored five unanswered goals to defeat North London Nationals 5-1.
The team was led by Jacob McPhee, who scored two goals and added an assist. Other players with three points were Max Hall and Brayden Carnegie who both contributed a goal and two assists.
Sam Turner scored the first goal of the game and added an assist as well. Jacob Taylor added two assists, and netminder Dan Pacheco recorded the win.
On Sunday, the Cherrey Minor Bantams got off to a slow start, falling behind 2-0 midway through the game. However, they would not be down for long.
Sean Petrie scored near the end of the second period to ignite the rally. Brayden Carnegie then tied the score after a nice tip from a Cam Hanson point shot.
Parker Gibbings then gave Warriors the lead midway through the third. Sarnia tied it on a late powerplay. Other assists went to Sean Petrie, Dean Jackson, Jacob McPhee, and Brayden Carnegie, each with one.
Minor Atoms get road tie
Holloway Automotive Minor Atom Warriors fought hard to gain a 6-6 tie with St. Thomas Stars this past weekend.
Warriors started with a goal from Conner McIntosh, then trailed 4-1 in the second period before starting their comeback.
Nole Musselman ignited the comeback with two goals and an assist. Sam Bolger and Jacob Hall added two more goals. Zach McCann, who also had two assists, put Stratford ahead 6-5 in the last minute of the game.
Stars tied it with just seconds left.
Other Stratford assists were contributed by Aubrey Carter, Peter McIntosh, Hudson Flood and Danny Scott.
Parlour Peewee MDs split pair
Stratford Best Western-The Parlour Warriors split a pair of games in Peewee MD play this past weekend.
Warriors travelled to Sarnia Saturday afternoon, but came out flat and were clipped 5-2 by the Sting. Goal scorers for Stratford were Ethan Reid and Kolton Debus, with Josh Smith and Josh Bossence picking up assists.
The Peewee MDs were back at the Molson Arena Sunday afternoon, and fought back from 3-1 and 4-3 deficits to beat London Nationals 6-4.
Leading the offensive attack for Stratford was Blake Strickland and Reid, each with two goals, while Debus also scored and picked up two helpers along the way.
Marcus Nicholson rounded out the home team scoring. Tyler Lingard contributed two assists while Mac Starkebaum had one for the 8-3-1 Warriors.
Lingard, Fleming lead Peewees
Stratford Best Western-The Parlour Warriors maintained a slim one-point lead atop the Alliance West Peewee MD standings with a 2-0 win over London Bandits last Wednesday night at the Rotary Complex.
Tyler Lingard and Ethan Reid provided all the offence Warriors needed on this night, with Lingard scoring a pair and Reid assisting on both. Jarod Fleming was steady in net, earning the shutout for Stratford.
Warriors were short-staffed on defence for the second straight game, but played well once again in securing the victory.
Hishons Novices drop pair
Hishons Custom Tier 1 Novice Warriors played two games this past weekend.
On Saturday, Warriors lost 7-3 to the second-place London Nationals.
Kaden Brame played well, netting his second goal in as many games. Daniel Van Straaten and Liam Hill scored the other two goals. Owen Holloway earned two assists and Haden Frayne one.
Sunday’s game resulted in a 3-2 loss to Sarnia Sting. Daniel Van Straaten fired both Hishons goals, with assists to Kaden Brame and Owen Holloway.