OHSWEKEN — The Six Nations Bantam Blackhawks show the difference between divisions, as their game versus the Aylmer Flames showed speedy skating and great puck control.
The Flames had a lot of size to their team, which they used to their advantage to push to the net. They racked up a solid unassisted goal, which set the tone for the game. But with 21 seconds left in the period, Mitch Vanevery made the most of a few dangles and scored unassisted as well.
This left a tie to break in the second which was easily overcome as the Flames didn’t seem to have enough stamina. Sugo Doxtator Swamp buried twice with only a single assist by Owen Vanloon, and Zack Johnson took advantage of rushing the net to score twice with the help of Deeland Martin, Vanloon, Marc General and Vanevery. This made a nice and steady lead for the Blachawks, and started the third period 5-2.
The third period opened for a lot of shooting as the Flames seemed to disconnect and slack on defence. Taking advantage, the Blackhawks made scoring look easy and Goalie Ashlee LaForme kept the Flames from closing the gap by being a powerhouse in net. Riley Hess scored with help from Swamp who followed with his second unassisted goal, while Johnson fired with a slap after a pass from General.
This finalized the game 8-1 and was a well earned victory for the Blackhawks.