The Laker Minor Peewees got back on track last week obtaining 5 of a possible 6 points with wins over Brantford and London Gold and a tie vs. Kitchener. The 5 points secured their position on top of the Alliance East standings as well as overall with 24 points. Waterloo sits in 2nd with 22 points while London Gold currently has 21 points. This marks the halfway point of the regular season for the Lakers.
After practicing 2 team systems diligently last Monday, the Lakers scored early and frequently against Brantford on Tuesday night eventually winning by a score of 6-2.
Against Kitchener on Saturday the boys could not bury their early chances and found themselves down 2-0 early into the 2nd
period. Determined efforts led to 3 goals by the end of the 2nd
to put the Lakers ahead 3-2. In the 3rd
period the Lakers would again fail to capitalize on good scoring opportunities and eventually allow Kitchener to tie the game. The game would end in a 3-3 tie with the Lakers not feeling good about the result.
Knowing they would have to come out with a better effort on Sunday against London Gold, the Lakers did just that and played a very fast paced game; eventually winning by a score of 2-1. AP’s Jake Finlayson
and Kade Landry
were called into action on Sunday and helped with an already strong team effort to nail down the win. The ‘W’ on the scoreboard was obviously more important than any individual statistics on Sunday and that's what explains the Minor Peewees' success so far this year.
The Lakers will hope to carry that mentality into this weekend’s Blueline tournament in Kitchener.
Good Luck Lakers!