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Bantams blow past Waterford 5-2

Bantams blow past Waterford 5-2

OHSWEKEN — In Bantam Intertown LL hockey action at the Gaylord Powless Arena Saturday, afternoon, the 2 pm game featured the Six Nations #1 Bantam Blackhawks winning over the visiting Waterford #1 Bantams, 5-2 including an empty-netter scored by Desland Martin with seven seconds remaining, for a 5-2 Six Nations win. They played to a 0-0 first-period score

OHSWEKEN — In Bantam Intertown LL hockey action at the Gaylord Powless Arena Saturday, afternoon, the 2 pm game featured the Six Nations #1 Bantam Blackhawks winning over the visiting Waterford #1 Bantams, 5-2 including an empty-netter scored by Desland Martin with seven seconds remaining, for a 5-2 Six Nations win.

They played to a 0-0 first-period score but it was Six Nations’ Lyden Hill who broke the double goose-egg very early in the second period. Dazion Martin and Dawson Hill assisted.

Six Nations went up 2-0, after Blair Green tallied from Aiden Skye and Deeland Martin with 7:56 left in the period.

Waterford came back with a goal to cut the Blackhawk lead in half to 2-1 with Cameron Pearson doing the honours.

Green sent the Blackhawks into the third period leading 3-1 after a rocket of a wrist shot from the face-off circle, 15 feet out.

The third period opened four on four after late second period penalties to each side. Waterford cashed in on the situation to draw within one of the Blackhawks. There were several third-period chances at both ends but the score remained 3-2 until Dazion Martin scored from Dawson Hill and Aiden Skye for a 4-2 lead.

Perhaps the save of the came late in the period when Six Nations goalie Terry Jamieson stopped a Waterford break-away late in the period to preserve the two-goal lead.

Six Nations took its share of third-period penalties giving Waterford a chance to come back, but Six Nations penalty killers were equal to the task and kept Waterford from scoring even when Six Nations found itself two men short. Then came the empty netter for the 5-2 win.

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