Stephen's Equipment Minor Midget AAA Highlanders Play Weekend Triple Header
The Highlanders played some of their most entertaining hockey of the season
on the weekend against the Niagara Rivermen and the Southern Tier Admirals.
A triple header weekend saw them face off twice against the Rivermen on
Saturday followed by the showcase game on Sunday against their Welland-based
rivals, the Admirals.
In the two games on Saturday, the Highlanders dominated the Rivermen. The
Rivermen scored early in the first period of the opening game and that would
be it as the Highlanders netted 4 unanswered goals in the first game and
continued with 8 more unanswered in the second. Of note every Highlander
skater picked up at least one point in the trouncing and 7 of the 12 goals
were scored on the power play. Over the 2 games, the Highlanders limited
the Rivermen to just 23 shots while directing 75 shots at the Niagara goal.
Nick Redman recorded the Highlander shutout.
Less than 24 hours later the Highlanders faced the second place Admirals
which was expected to be a much more competitive and spirited match and it
lived up to the billing. The players from both clubs treated the fans to a
fast paced, hard hitting, end to end, action-packed game with few whistles
or penalties - the way hockey is meant to be played. In fact, the game was
so intense that the energy could be felt in the arena lobby long after the
game had ended.
Although the Highlanders ended up on the losing end it had nothing to do
with their play but had more to do with bad luck. The Highlanders outshot
the Admirals 18 to 13 but could not get the goal they needed to get the
point they deserved. A scoreless game mid-way through the third, the tie
was finally broken by Southern Tier when the puck found its way into the top
of the Highlander goal from a shot in close. The bad luck continued for the
Highlanders late in the game when Grey-Bruce was unable to capitalize on the
power play and on several goal-mouth scrambles, allowing the Admirals to
skate away with the 1-0 victory.
The Highlanders continue their league play on Wednesday, November 21 when
they visit the Brampton 45's followed by a tilt against the Halton
Hurricanes on Sunday, November 25 at the Chesley Community Centre at 1:00
The Grey-Bruce Bierman' Bar & Grill Highlanders & Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs tied 4-4
1. Hayden Duplantis (Port Elgin) from Collin Zettler (Hanover).
2. Devin Perdue (Hanover) from Brady Becker (Durham) and Cole Hodgins (Holstein).
3. Brent West (Shallow Lake) from Brady Becker and Eric Langridge (Port Elgin).
4. Devin Perdue unassisted.
Brampton 45s 3 Grey-Bruce Bierman' Bar & Grill Highlanders 1
Jordan Caskenette (Owen Sound) from Justin Donnelly (Pinkerton).