BRANTFORD The Brantford Blast is still on the trail for another Allan Cup Championship after disposing of the Whitby Dunlops, four games to two.
It was a busy but prosperous weekend for the Blast. With games tied at two games apiece, the Blast slipped by the Dunlops 3-2, Friday night and completed the mission in Whitby the next night by the score of 6-4.
In Whitby Saturday, it was a strong second period that eventually won the series for Brantford.
Joel Prpic scored first only 38 seconds into the game, but Whitby closed the period with goals by Peter MacKellar and Corey Tamblyn.
Brantford owned the second period entirely with goals by Mark Taylor at 3:11, and Derek Mederios 11 seconds later. Dunlops’ John Scrygeour broke the string temporarily but Ryan McCarthy and Medeiros finished the middle frame with Brantford ahead 5-3.
Whitby scored on a powerplay mid-way through the third period but Brandon Dietrich made Whitby pay for pulling their goalie by scoring into the empty net at 19:16 to preserve the win.
Friday night at the Brantford and District Civic Centre, it was a third period surge that made the difference as Dustin Alcock and Mark Taylor turned a defeat into a victory.
After a scoreless first period, Adam Maccarone put the first puck behind Brantford’s Anthony Marshall. Chris Rebernik converted a Cam Sault pass ito the tieing goal at 9:38 but Whitby’s Corey Tamblyn took the lead back by the end of the period.
Alcock tied it and Taylor won it in the third.
The Blast await the winners of the other semi-final series between the Dundas RealMcCoys and the Stoney Creek Generals. The Gen’s are up 3-0 in that one with Game #4 set to go Tuesday night, which will miss our deadline.