Goalie Mitch Watt recorded the shutout and forward Max Maddock collected three points as the ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams defeated East Lambton Eagles 3-0 last Wednesday night at the PRC.
Maddock sparked the offence with two goals and he also assisted on the other Rock goal scored by Ian Waugh. Contributing one assist apiece were Brody Schoelier, Josh Mailloux, Liam DeNeve and Evan Rice.
St. Marys held period leads of 1-0 and 2-0.
“We ask the boys to do two new things every week,” ANAF coach Paul Petrie said following the game. “The two things tonight were, shoot the puck more and to skate . . . get the feet moving.
“We have also been working on our defensive-zone coverage all year,” he added.
Both sides took six minor penalties.
The ANAF squad hosts South Kent Lightning in SHL action tonight (Oct. 15) at 7 p.m.
Midgets, Peewees win 2-1
Both the Home Building Centre A-E Peewees and Cement ‘BB’ Midgets emerged with 2-1 Shamrock victories last Wednesday night at the PRC.
Chris Boyd’s A-E Peewees held a slim 1-0 lead after two periods against Petrolia Oilers.
Paulo Linares’ goal at 1:28 of the third period proved to be the game winner for the Rock. Nathan Reay assisted.
Oilers scored with 9:45 remaining, but St. Marys hung on for the one-goal decision.
Scott Standeaven scored the other goal for the HBC crew from Scott McClelland.
The HBC Peewees host South Kent Lightning tonight (Oct. 15) at 7:15 p.m.
Eagles strong opponent
The Cement Midgets, meanwhile, had to earn a come-from-behind win over East Lambton Eagles.
Eagles, who possess good team speed, played a good road game and nearly stole the two points on St. Marys ice. They gave the Cement men a good battle from start to finish.
With both teams playing well defensively in their own zones, East Lambton finally opened the scoring with just under six minutes remaining in the second period.
The Rock almost tied it very late in the period, but the agile Eagles’ goalie reached back and batted the puck out of mid-air.
The visitors almost went up 2-0 with 8:59 remaining in the third when a shot hit the post, but stayed out.
Just 65 seconds later, centre Adam Hyatt tied it on a powerplay. Hyatt connected with a high wrist shot from the slot.
Rookie Sam Triemstra scored the winner with 3:02 left on the clock. The goal was set up by defenceman Robert Clifford. Eagles argued that the puck was knocked into the net with a high stick, but the officials let the goal stand.
In the final minute, the Cement men used strong forechecking to hem East Lambton in its own zone and not allow the visitors to pull their goalie for an extra attacker.
“We had a better third period,” Rock coach Greg Smale said. “We weren’t moving the puck well enough in the first two periods. “We weren’t winning battles; it seemed that we weren’t ready to play tonight.
“We’ve been playing better as a team lately, but these kind of games are going to happen.”
Smale thought his team dominated the final 15 minutes.
“We had to get back to basics, get our feet moving and get the puck moving, and we did that,” he said. “That’s the way we have to play from the drop of the first puck.”
The Cement Midgets are back in league action tonight (Oct. 15), hosting South Kent Lightning at 8:30 p.m.