OHSWEKEN — Ohsweken Demons took it on the chin Saturday afternoon at the Meridian Centre 16-6 to occupy fifth place in the six-team league with a 3-5-0-0 record after eight games. Although the Southwest Cyclops are two points back in last place, they hold two games in hand over the Demons.
Two goals from Chris Atwood and solo goals from Brock Farmer, Mike Miller, Tom Montour and Randy Martin wouldn’t be near enough to turn back the Lock Monsters who controlled every facet of the game.
They burned through both Ohsweken starting goaltender Jake Lazore and backup Gowah Abrams along the way.
It was the second loss in as many nights against the Monsters who took the 11-7 win at the ILA, Friday night.
After a 2-1 first quarter with Niagara ahead, the Monsters went on a seven goal spree in the second only interrupted by Wenster Green and Ian Martin’s second of the game putting Ohsweken behind 9-4 at the half.
Brock Farmer scored the only goal of the third quarter and Vaughn Harris opened the fourth quarter to cut the Niagara lead to 9-5, Bryan Neufeld took his team to double digits at 10-5. Martin and Harris scored a little more than a minute apart to come to 10-7, but that is as close as they would get as Niagara added another late in the game.
Frustration set in with five seconds remaining in the game, as Tom Montour and Blue Hill were both early to the showers with misconducts.
Bright spots for the Demons were Ian Martin’s five point night and a strong game from Vaughn Harris, who collected two goals, two assists and nine shots on net.
The Demons will regroup for this coming Friday night when they travel down the road to Paris to face the Southwest Cyclops at the Syl Apps Arena, beginning at 7:30.
Elsewhere this week, the Barrie Blizzard is in Niagara for a date with the Lock Monsters.