Atom LLs settle for a tie with Tillsonburg
OHSWEKEN – The Six Nations Atoms LL Blackhawks came within 28 seconds of a win at the Gaylord Powless Arena (GPA) Saturday afternoon.
Instead, the Tillsonburg bench and fans felt lucky to come out of the GPA with a point. That was thanks to Brandon Wall who drew the teams to the tie 4-4 with time running out, assisted by Brent Gee and Reid Cameron.
Jozey Jacobs had another big game, opening the scoring two minutes into the game with a wrist shot high to the glove side of the Tillsonburg goalie. Tillsonburg answered at 6:19 of the 10-minute period when Gee pulled Six Nations goalie Billy Whitow a cross the crease, shooting it just inside the far post to tie it up, 1-1.
Whitlow came up big with a minute left making a huge save to send the teams into the second period tied.
Six Nations’ Aason Hill scored from his knees early in the second period from Jozey Jacobs and the Blackhawks were up 2-1. At 5:17, Jacobs was sent in all alone on the Tillsonburg goal and made it 3-1 in favour of the Blackhawks.
Whitlow got stung but a long shot along the ice eluded him and it was 3-2, and then a wrap-around goal unassisted by Gee and it was tied at 3-3 with one period left.
Thirty seconds into the third period Jacobs scored one through traffic to give the Blackhawks the upper hand. The score stayed at 4-3 for the rest of the way and the Black Hawks thought they were about to ring up a win when Brandon Wall scored the tying goal with 28 seconds remaining.