BRANTFORD – The Brantford Blast strengthened their grip in third place in the Allan Cup Hockey, Sr. AAA, with Friday night’s 6-4 win over the Dundas Real McCoys at the Brantford and District Civic Centre. That was followed by a 6-3 win over the Steelhawks of Hamilton in its inaugural year in the Sr. AAA Allan Cup Hockey League.
The Blast have been quietly making up ground on the league leaders in recent weeks and has put some room between themselves and fourth place Thorold.
Friday night in Brantford, the Blast took out the Dundas Real McCoys 6-3 but not before falling behind 2-0 at 6:16 of the second period. Derek Medeiros took advantage of a high sticking call against McCoys’ Jordan Foreman to cut the lead to one.
Foreman later blew his cool completely and did so all over referees Pete Kostyk and Michael Harrington much to the delight of Brantford fans whose taunts made it even worse. Foreman was assessed a 10 minute abuse of officials misconduct, plus a game, a Derogatory Comment Gross Misconduct as well as another gross Misconduct for flashing an obscene gesture in his tirade, all at 19:07 of the third period.
The meltdown pretty well took Dundas out of the game as Brantford scored five, of the games last six goals, two by Shane Terry and singles by Dustin Alcock, Kevin Christmas and a shorthander by Sault.
New Credit’s Cameron Sault continued to be a consistent threat to opponents with a goal and an assist over Dundas, and three assists in the win over Hamilton Saturday night.
Sault is now tied with ex-NHL and European Hockey veteran Joel Prpic with six goals and 20 assists for 26 points to lead the Blast offence.
The Blast’s next outing is Friday Jan. 27, at the Brantford and District Civic Centre. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.