Blast and McCoys go for all the marbles Friday

BRANTFORD – It was a chance to fatten up individual statistics as well as try and regain first place in the Allan Cup Sr. AAA standings when the Brantford Blast went to Norwood, Sunday evening. They succeeded on only one of those goals by crushing the Vipers 12-5. Unfortunately for Brantford, Whitby had a crack at the lowly Vipers the next night and defeated them 10-2, while Dundas was taking down the Welland Whalers 7-3 the same night.

Chris Reberbic led the Blast with 4 goals and 3 assists, followed by Joel Prpic with a goal and five assists and Chad Spurr with 3 goals and 2 assists. Back up goalie Curtis Darling earned the win but only had to face 14 shots to do it. Anthony Marshall played five minutes handling only 3 shots in that span. Brett Leggat did not dress.

Friday night, the Whitby Dunlops leapfrogged into first place with a 4-3 win over the Blast at the Civic Centre in Brantford.

The Dunnies took a 2-0 lead after the first 20 minutes and added another at the half way point of the second period before Brantford got on track.

Cam Sault scored on a Brantford powerplay assisted by Chris Laveille and Chris Rebernik, but Whitby’s Scott Freemen made it 4-1 with only a second remaining on the clock.

Brantford mounted a strong rally in the third but fell one goal shy of forcing overtime. Ryan Tocher and Jeff Caister tallied for Brantford both assisted by Sault.

Leveille and Mike Ruberto also assisted. Last Monday night the Blast downed Welland 9-2 in Welland.

Heading into the last week of regulation play, the Blast are two points out of first with the Whitby Dunlops on top with 35 points and Dundas in second with 34.

The Blast can change all that with a win this Friday night at home over the Real McCoys. To capture first they will need a miracle win by the fifth place Welland Whalers over the Dunlops in their last game of the regular season, Saturday.





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