Lightning End Pre Season On A Winning Note
The Saugeen Maitland Lightning Midget AA finished their Lower Lakes preseason schedule with a mark of three wins and a tie after beating the Kitchener Rangers 4-1 on Friday night. The rookie line of Kelly Gribbons, Hailey Herman and Stacie Vink all scored goals while veteran winger, Dollee Meigs also chipped in a single. Picking up assists were Herman, Brittany Butcher and Kelly Garrow. The goaltending combo of Stephanie Sluys and Shea Tiley stopped 23 out of 24 shots.
Regular season play begins on Oct. 16th when the Lightning travel to London to face the Devilettes.
Crescent Midgets Win Season Opener On The Road
The Owen Sound Crescent Club Major Midgets opened the season with a win on Friday (September 30th) over Woolwich 7-3 at the Woolwich Arena.
Scoring for the Cresentes were;
Tanner Bastien from Skylar Leblanc and Nate Kramer
Nick Bruce from David Vander Ploeg
Ryan Hamelin from Brandon Eagles and Tyler Cunningham
Tanner Bastien from Josh Bumstead
Nate Kramer from Nick Bruce and Tyler Cunningham
Lauchlin Elder from Ryan Hamelin
Nate Kramer from Skylar Leblanc
For the second night in a row the Crescent Club Midgets faced off at home against Georgetown.
It was a close game, but the Crescents hung on for a 4-3 win.
Lauchlin Elder was on fire netting a Hat Trick (2 unassisted) and one assisted by Ryan Hamelin.
Dylan Carder also netted one with assists coming from Tanner Bastien and Skylar Leblanc.
AAA Minor Midget
Grey-Bruce Highlanders 5 Halton Hurricanes 5
Owen Sound Grey Motors Mazda Attack 2 Dundas 1
Matt Shields & Josh Deyell scored for Grey Motors Mazda
Oakville 4 Owen Sound 3
Ben Watson, Sam Elliott & Neil Graham scored for Grey Motors
Grey-Bruce Highlanders 4 Halton Hurricanes 1
10:11 Halton scores: 44 from 2 and 9
PIM: GBH - 4 mins Halton - 8 mins
Shots on Goal for: GBH - 13 Halton - 3
9:04 Carter Franks scores PPG; assisted by Garrett McFadden and Caleb Stephens
PIM: GBH - 2 mins Halton - 2 mins
Shots on Goal for: GBH - 20 Halton - 5
12:22 McFadden scores PPG; assisted by Jordan Vanhaelemeesch and Franks
09:42 Franks scores SHG; assisted by Vanhaelemeesch
02:35 Vanhaelemeesch scores PPG; assisted by McFadden
PIM: GBH - 4 mins Halton - 8 +10 mins
Shots on Goal for: GBH - 12 Halton - 3
Nick Redman - 45 minutes
Grey-Bruce Highlanders 2 Halton Hurricanes 1
11:33 Graydon McArthur scores unassisted
PIM: GBH - 4 mins Halton - 2 mins
Shots on Goal for: GBH - 8 Halton - 4
9:13 Caleb Stephens scores; assisted by Brenden Welsh
1:39 Halton scores: 8 from 58
PIM: GBH - 4 mins Halton - 6 mins
Shots on Goal for: GBH - 13 Halton - 10
No scoring in third period
PIM: GBH - 4 mins Halton - 10 mins
Shots on Goal for: GBH - 9 Halton - 4
Nick Redman - 22 minutes
Tyler Fassl - 23 minutes
Hamilton Bulldogs 6 Grey-Bruce Highlanders 5
13:54 Bulldogs score: 19 from 91 and 12
13:01 Garrett McFadden scores; unassisted
09:30 Bulldogs score PPG: 88 from 91 and 14
09:12 McFadden scores; assisted by Brady Anderson and Spencer Elder
07:36 Bulldogs score PPG: 14 from 94 and 48
00:31 Bulldogs score: 94 from 12
PIM: GBH - 6 mins Bulldogs - 0 mins
Shots on Goal for: GBH - 6 Bulldogs - 12
11:31 Caleb Stephens scores SHG; unassisted
10:45 Bulldogs score: 14 from 76 and 97
PIM: GBH - 2 mins Bulldogs - 6 mins
Shots on Goal for: GBH - 9 Bulldogs - 5
11:19 Anderson scores; assisted by Tyler Rolfe and Ethan Skinner
04:14 Logan Davidson scores; assisted by Skinner and Brenden Welsh
01:07 Bulldogs score: 10 from 14
PIM: GBH - 4 mins Bulldogs - 0 mins
Shots on Goal for: GBH - 10 Bulldogs - 14
Tyler Fassl - 45 minutes
On Saturday, October 1st the Stephens Equipment Bantams hosted a double header with the Halton Hurricanes, with the Highlanders coming out of it with two wins. The first game saw Halton take a 1-0 lead about five minutes into the first period, with a screened slap shot from the point to the top left corner of the net. The Highlanders worked hard, getting lots of scoring chances but couldn’t beat the Halton goalie until the 9:04 mark of the second period on the power play. Carter Franks (Dundalk) found the back of the net after being set up by Garrett McFadden (Kincardine) and Caleb Stephens (Collingwood). The Stephens Equipment crew continued their solid play into the third period and opened up a 2-1 lead at 12:22 with another man-advantage goal, this time coming from McFadden assisted by Jordan Vanhaelemeesch (Saugeen Shores) and Franks. At 9:42 the Highlanders struck again, this time a short-handed goal. Vanhaelemeesch broke in alone with the puck, deked the Halton goalie, missed the net, had another chance from the side and then Franks then got possession of the puck to bury it in the net to give the home team a 3-1 lead. Vanhaelemeesch redeemed himself at 2:35 when Brenden Welsh (Owen Sound) re-grouped with a pass to McFadden who then sent Vanhaelemeesch on a nice stretch-pass break-away. This time the forward found the net on another deke play to give the Highlanders their third power play goal of the game for a 4-1 win and a W for goalie Nick Redman (Collingwood).
The second game saw the Stephens Equipment team score first, when Graydon McArthur contained a clearing attempt by the Hurricanes and beat the Halton goalie with a low shot that deflected in off a zone defender. At 9:13 of the second period the Highlanders opened up a 2-0 lead when
Welsh fired a shot from the blue-line that hit Vanhaelemeesch as he went to the front for the screen. Stephens picked up the stranded puck and beat the goalie high to the right. At 1:39 Halton scored to close the gap to 2-1 of the second. The Highlander goalies shared duty in this game, with Redman playing shut-out hockey and giving way at 6:42 to Tyler Fassl (North Bruce Peninsula), who played solidly to secure the second win of the day for the Highlanders.
On Sunday the Stephens crew travelled to the Hamilton Mohawk 4 Ice Centre to play the Jr. Bulldogs. The first period was a wild one. It didn’t take the Bulldogs long to get the opening goal on a 2 on 1 at 13:54 of the first period. Not even a minute after, McFadden carried the puck up ice and fired the puck through the Hamilton goalie at 13:01 to tie it back up at 1-1. At 9:30 Hamilton scored on the man-advantage to retake the lead. At 9:12 Spencer Elder (Owen Sound) retrieved the puck from the corner and fed it to Anderson, who relayed it out from behind the net to McFadden where he fired one past the home team goalie to even the score at 2-2. Shortly after that, Hamilton was again on the power play and scored at 7:36 to take a 3-2 lead. Just before the end of the period, the Highlanders had finished killing another penalty when the Bull dogs struck again at 0:31 to widen the lead to 4-2.
In the second period, the Highlanders were again killing off another penalty when Stephens blocked a shot and went on a one-on-one, eventually slipping past the defender to get in close and shot high to beat the goalie over the shoulder at 11:31 to move the visitors to within a goal. Again, just seconds after the Highlanders killed off the same penalty, Hamilton scored at 10:45 to retake a two goal lead.
The third period saw the Stephens Equipment team work hard to come back and tie the game up at 5-5, with Anderson scoring at 11:19 assisted by Tyler Rolfe (Shelburne) and Ethan Skinner (Kincardine). Then at 4:14 Logan Davidson (Creemore) scored, assists coming from Skinner and Welsh. Some key saves from Tyler Fassl also kept the Highlanders from falling behind again, but at 1:07 the Jr. Bulldogs ended the game with a two on one goal like the opening goal of the game to win 6-5.
Owen Sound Jr. Attack Gaviller and Company Major Bantams Fell 4-0 to the New Hamburg Huskies on Saturday at the Lumley Bayshore.
The Owen Sound Firefighters Minor Bantam Junior Attack remain undefeated following a 5-2 victory over the visiting Brampton Battalion on Sunday. Trent Duncan scored the game-winning goal late in the second on a power play with a nice feed from Jake McNabb. McNabb (2), Jon Frook and Cole Walker also scored.
The Minor Bantams beat Guelph 5-4 in Guelph on Saturday night with the game-winning goal by Brady Stewart - his second of the game - late in the third period. McNabb, Foxton Mezenberg and Walker also scored.
On Friday night, the Minor Bantams fought back from a 2-0 deficit to tie Oakville 2-2 on a last-second goal by Cole Walker. Nick Kazarian scored the other Attack goal.
Halton Hurricanes 9 Grey-Bruce Highlanders 2
Goals scored by Jacob Lee unassissted, and by Noah Johnson assisted by Jacob Lee and Danny Skinner.
AAA Minor Peewee
Grey-Bruce Highlanders 3 Guelph Jr. Storm 3
1st goal scored by Brayden McKenzie, assisted by Leif McFadden.
2nd goal scored by Hayden Coulter, assisted by Matthew Bogenreider.
3rd goal scored by Connor Roberts, assisted by Jamie Damignani.
The Owen Sound Jr. Attack Garb & Gear Minor PeeWee squad lost both games on the weekend. Saturday Guelph Jr. Storm won 3-2 scoring for Owen Sound was Drake LaPlante assisted by Brett Angel and the second goal was scored by Nathan Papke assisted by Jacob Lumley and Brett Angel.
Sunday Oakville Jr. Rangers won 9-1 with Branson Thalen scoring unassisted for Owen Sound in the Tri-County action.
Owen Sound BDO Dunwoody Attack 5 Dundalk 0
Scoring for Owen Sound:
Brayden Krueger 2, Andrew Suchomel, Mitch Kaufman & Sam Shakes
Mason Adams earned the shut out
Midland 6 Owen Sound Attack 1
Aiden Yarde scored for Owen Sound
Midland 13 Owen Sound 2
Kieran Moore and Liam Barrett were the goal scorers with Moore,
Drayton Howell and James Millson assisting.