OHSWEKEN – It was another full day of minor hockey at the Gaylord Powless Arena Sunday, featuring some very good games and fine individual efforts. The 2 p.m. game saw the Six Nations Novice Reps defeated by the Twin Centre Stars 8-5. It was an entertaining game to watch, as both teams skated well and made several fine passing plays, but in the end, the Twin Centres could not be denied.
Despite losing 8-5, Southern Counties Six Nations Novice Reps “C” Centre coach Ron General was very pleased with his team’s efforts, especially considering they were playing a “B” Centre team and still went stride for stride with them.
“There are several teams in the Southern Counties division that we really shouldn’t even be playing against,” said General. “Centres like Twin Centres, Simcoe, Waterford, Tillsonburg, by population, are actually ‘B’ centres. We are a ‘C’ centre team but our guys work hard every shift and really gave them a good go.”
Coleton Henderson drew first blood for Twin Centres, but Daylon Martin got that back a little more than a minute later, unassisted. TC scored the next three to take a 4-1 first period score.
Six Nations fought back in the second, with goals scored by Asher Martin, unassisted, and Cruz General from Dalton Martin to close the game to 4-3.
Then, with four seconds left on the clock, TC’s Henderson scored on a break away to end the second period with TC leading 5-3.
TC caught a lucky break early in the third when a clearing pass struck Isaac Lorenz on the face screen and bounced onto the ice in front of him. He found the puck and streaked in on a break away to make it 6-3.
Seconds later it was 7-3, but Six Nations would not go away and closed the gap once again, accounting for the next two goals making it a 7-5 game to that point. But that would be as close as Six Nations could come, as TC scored again with 35 second remaining for the win.