Blast looking up from the bottom
BRANTFORD – The Brantford Blast remains the Allan Cup Hockey league’s basement after dropping an 8-5 decision to the league leading Stoney Creek Generals, Friday night at the Brantford and District Civic Centre.
Brantford deep in the basement with a record of one win against seven losses but have a habit of coming on strong later in the season. Either way, the view from the bottom is much different that the view from the top if the league standing and the Blast is not used to it at all.
It looks good for Brantford early in the game after Zach McQuade scored a power play marker from Peter Drikos and Cameron Sault. Braden Roberts made it 2-0 for Brantford at 6:11but was soon to go sour for them, as the General scored the next four goals in succession to double upon the Blast 4-2 before Joel Prpic cut into the General’s lead at 18:56.
Brantford could not turn it around between periods and Stoney Creek added two more in the second period for a two period for a 6-3 two period lead.
Prpic made it 6-4 with his third period goal on a Brantford power play at 2:01 from Paul McIlveen and Justin Abraham assisting. Drikos drew the Blast closer at 13:59 but the Generals fired it up again and scored the last two goals of the game for the 8-5 final score.
The Blast see action next against the Hamilton Steelhawks, Dec. 1st, in Hamilton. For their only game the week.