BRANTFORD – The Gateway Centre in Stoney Creek was the scene of the crime as the Stoney Creek Generals stole a 6-4 win from the Brantford Blast, Saturday Nov. 26.
After Shane Terry opened the scoring at 13:31 from Derek Medeiros gave the Blast a 1-0 first period lead. The Generals came back to tie the game at 2-2 after 40 minutes of play with Terry scoring his second of the game from Cam Sault and Andrew Marcoux.
A fight filled third period produced 35 minutes against Brantford on 12 infractions and 46 minutes in the box against the Generals in 14 infractions, all mostly in the ill-tempered third period.
The Blast had better luck against the Thorold Athletics at the Brantford Civic Centre. Thorold popped in two quick first period goals 42 seconds apart to take an early 2-0 lead but Brantford’s Dave Russell, Chris Rebernik and Andrew Marcoux overtook the As later in the period to take a 3-2 lead.
The As and Blast exchanged second period goals with Shane Terry scoring on a powerplay for Brantford and Brad Jackson making his mark for Thorold.
Charlie Stephens took advantage of a second period bench penalty for delay of game called at the end of the second period netting the a powerplay goal 45 seconds into the final frame. That would stand for the 5-3 win.
This coming Friday, Dec 2nd, the Blast will be in Dundas to face the McCoys in their only game of the week.
The Blast is now in a distant third with 13 points behind Stoney Creek by four points and first place Whitby with 23 points.