BRANTFORD – A second period siesta cost the Brantford Blast the game Friday night as the visiting Whitby Dunlops took full advantage to ring up a 7-4 win.
Brad Jones accounted for the only goal of the first period to give the Blast a 1-0 edge heading into a period the Blast would probably like to forget. Although the shots were even 13-13 in the middle frame, the Dunlops found room behind Anthony Marshall six times while Brantford shooters Derek Medieros and Chris Leveille connected for the Blast to bring the score to 6-4 for first place Whitby.
Peter MacKellar and Blast Ryan McCarthy traded third period goals.
Brantford does not see action again until Friday, Feb 6th when they take on the Norwood Vipers at the Brantford and District Civic Centre.
Although Brantford is five points behind second place Stoney Creek, they have three games in hand.