Blast still off balance

BRANTFORD – Only four games into the ACH Senior AAA schedule, the Brantford Blast are 1-3 and share last place with the Dundas Real McCoys. The Blast are not used to looking that far up the rankings but are determined to reverse their course.

On Saturday, the Blast let another one slip by when the visiting Hamilton Steelhawks downed the Brantford 5-3 at the Brantford Civic Centre.

Brantford’s Dustin Alcock got the Blast off on the right foot at 6:18 of the first period, assisted by Jacob Ledyard and Six Nations/New Credit’s Cameron Sault.

Hamilton came back with two, scored by Stephon Thorne and Taylor Carnevale, one minute apart, but Alcock evened the score at 2-2 on a powerplay.

Josh Ranalli slid the lead towards Hamilton at 7:30 of the second period. Sault scored from Andrew Marcoux and Chris Rebernik at 16:36. Things were looking pretty good for Brantford going into the third period but at 15:59, the Steelhawks struck with Ranalli’s second of the game with his hat-trick goal coming two minutes and 20 seconds later to put the game away.

Cam Sault still leads the Blast in scoring with three goals and five assists for eight points.

This coming Friday, Nov. 10, the Blast will try to get back on track against the first place Stoney Creak Generals at the Brantford Civic Centre at 7:30 p.m.

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