Jan 17, 2011 | jchaffe | 1513 views
Minor Bantam Lakers Show Character in Come From Behind Win
After losing to Elgin Middlesex Chiefs 7–2 on the Saturday the HPL Minor Bantams had a come from behind 5–3 win over the Waterloo Wolves on Sunday.
After starting out Saturday’s game with a short bench (Evan Chaffe broken leg, Wyatt Lansdell great grandmother’s funeral) and then Zack Jacobs left the game after his 1st shift of the game with bruised ribs, Elgin built a 3–0 lead before Jamie Huber scored on a rebound shot of Haydn Favacho. After two periods the Chiefs were up 6–1, Kenny Huether scored a power play goal midway through the 3rd from Nathan Smith & Jamie Huber. Final score ended up Chiefs 7, Lakers 2
For Sunday’s game the call went out for help to fill-in for some of the missing Laker players. Mykal Hodges from the Goderich Bantams and Liam Melady from the HPL Major PeeWees were brought in as “AP’s” to give the line-up some depth. Midway through the 1st period Blake Nichol opened the scoring from Ted Nichol and Mykal Hodges with a shot high to the glove side of the Waterloo goalie. The 2nd period was all Waterloo as they scored 3 goals, 2 of which were powerplay goals. The Lakers looked like they were heading for a repeat of the Elgin game, but during the break between the 2nd & 3rd periods the Lakers found the recipe for success (hard work and disciplined team play). As the 3rd period started the Lakers once again found themselves shorthanded, but were able to kill off a four minute penalty. After that, the Lakers exploded for 3 goals in 1 minute and 15 seconds: Jamie Huber from Ted Nichol & Carson Brookshaw, Cullen Mercer from Trent Dundas & Jamie Huber, and Kenny Huether from Cullen Mercer & Jamie Huber. Rounding out the scoring was Jamie Huber into the empty net.
The HPL Minor Bantams' next game is Jan. 22nd vs Waterloo @ 4:30 RIM Park, and Sunday 23rd vs London Green @ 1:30 St. Marys.