Brantford Blast working overtime • Hockey, Sports • Two Row Times
8316_TwoRowTimes 720x90 OPT3rev

Brantford Blast working overtime

BRANTFORD – Even though the Hamilton Steelhawks are still at the bottom of the Allan Cup Hockey standings, they are no longer alone in the basement after game results...
placeholder

BRANTFORD – Even though the Hamilton Steelhawks are still at the bottom of the Allan Cup Hockey standings, they are no longer alone in the basement after game results from this past weekend.

The Steelhawks very nearly shocked the Brantford Blast Friday night in Brantford taken the fourth-place holders to OT before winning 6-5 in a shootout. The regulation tie earned the Blast a point and Hamilton two to draw even with the Dundas Real McCoys who are having a disastrous season so far at five wins, 15 losses and one OT point for 16 points in 21 games.

The Thorold Athletics came up with the 3-2 shootout winner Friday night in Brantford while the Hamilton Steelhawks took the Blast to a 6-5 OT Blast win Saturday, giving the Blast a three-point weekend.

On Friday, after a 0-0 first period, the Athletics took a 2-0 lead with goals from Kenneth Bradford and Spencer Turcotte. The Blast regrouped and erased the A’s lead late in the third period. Joel Prpic and Branden Roberts made it a new game to be settled in OT. There was no scoring so the teams went to the shootout.

Brantford shooters Charlie Stephens and Dustin Alcock failed to get one by Colin Dunne in the As goal. Meanwhile, J.J. Martin and Chris Risi scored on Brett Legget.

The next night the last place Hamilton Steelhawks battled Brantford to a 5-5 regulation time tie which Derek Medeiros ended in Brantford’s favour, assisted by Joel Prpic at 3:58. Goalie Anthony Marshall recorded the win.

Heading into this week’s games, the Blast get another kick at the Steelhawks, Friday Feb. 17, at the Brantford and District Civic Centre before a Saturday night visit to Whitby to face the first place Dunlops.

Jim Windle is a veteran news and sports reporter who has been published in a number of mediums and publications. contact Jim: windlejim@rocketmail.com
job_board 8316_TwoRowTimes360x250 OPT2rev
gmsu
towrossswwampum Two Row Wampum
Bloom Email Optin Plugin
imaginination-library
towrossswwampum Two Row Wampum
towrossswwampum Two Row Wampum
towrossswwampum Two Row Wampum
towrossswwampum Two Row Wampum
towrossswwampum Two Row Wampum
towrossswwampum Two Row Wampum
towrossswwampum Two Row Wampum
towrossswwampum Two Row Wampum
towrossswwampum Two Row Wampum

RELATED BY

  • Six Nations Snipers’ sniper Layne Smith leads the Arena Lacrosse League with 27 goals in 12 games so far this ALL season.  Photo by Jim Windle

    Arena Lacrosse League wrap up

    SIX NATIONS – Powered by nine point performances by Quinn Powless and Luke Laszkiewicz, the Six Nations Snipers returned from Peterborough with a 18-7 win over the Timbermen, Sunday afternoon....
  • SidSmith

    Knighthawks welcome back Sid Smith

    ROCHESTER – The Rochester Knighthawks announced on March 16 they have activated defensemen Sid Smith from the injured reserve list. In a related move, the Knighthawks placed Joel Matthews...
  • Brandon Montour is making himself at home for himself with the Anaheim Ducks these days. He assisted on Anaheim’s first goal against Buffalo Friday and followed that with a shoot-out goal, his second goals since moving up from the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League. Photo by Getty Images.

    Montour adds second goal of his NHL career

    ANAHEIM – The Anaheim Ducks are four points out of first place in the division after weekend wins over Buffalo and San Jose. The Ducks took a point in Friday night’s...
  • Six Nations Snipers' Wayne VanEvery fights for some open space in Saturday's ALL matchup with the Peterborough Timbermen. The Snipers ride atop the Arena Lacrosse League standings, four points ahead of the Oshawa Outlaws after this week’s ALL games. The Snipers defeated the Peterborough Timbermen 13-7 at the ILA.  This coming Sunday at 1 p.m. the Snipers get another shot at the Timbermen at the ILA. Photo by Jim Windle

    Snipers getting stronger every day

    SIX NATIONS ­– The Peterborough Timbermen have been finding some recent success after a dismal start to the inaugural Arena Lacrosse League schedule, but not Saturday afternoon at the Iroquois Lacrosse...