SIX NATIONS – The Jr. A Arrows dispatched the Mimico Mountaineers in a sweep in the semi-final round of the Ontario Jr. A playoffs last week. The series began Mon, July 25th, with an 8-5 win at the ILA, in Six Nations.
Tuesday, July 26th, they took Game 2 with a 13-11 score and on Thursday night, The Arrows had little trouble getting an 11-3 decision before sweeping aside the Mountaineers Friday night with then same 11-3 score.
The Arrows will face off against the winner of the Orangeville, Brampton. That series is still on with Orangeville leading the best-of-seven series three games to two.
By Friday night against the Mountaineers, the Arrows had Mimico completely demoralized and frustrated, especially after the ease in which the Arrows took Thursday night’s game at the ILA.
After Mimico put in a solid first period in which the Mountaineers held a 3-1 lead at one point, the Arrows took over in the second half of the period with goals scored by Zach Miller, Chris Cloutier and Tehoka Nanticoke.
The Mountaineers had nothing left as the Arrows’ back end kept them off the score sheet for the next two periods, while the most explosive offence in the league kept piling on the points.
It was 7-3 after 40 minutes on their way to the 11-3 easy win.
The Mountaineers were attacked immediately on Friday night by Nanticoke, Cloutier, two by Austin Staats and one by Brendan Bomberry, before James Guest put one behind Doug Jamieson near the end of the first period.
Mimico gathered together all the energy, will and determination left on the bench as the second period began. They were rewarded with what would stand as their last two goals of the 2016 season, to make it 5-3, but it would not be nearly enough to fend off the Arrows.
Nolan Apres and Bomberry made it a 7-3 game before the end of the period.
Bomberry as well as Staats scored their third of the game, in the third period, Cloutier with his second of the game and Zach Miller scored in the third.
The Mountaineers did not go quietly. Having no luck winning the game, the frustration boiled over. At 8:12 of the game, a wholesale donnybrook broke out on the floor involving a number of players.
Jason Suboch took a cheap shot at Arrows captain Brendan Bomberry and all hell broke loose. The fur was flying at a number of places on the floor and in the end, the Mimico Mountaineers 127 minutes on 21 infractions and Six Nations Arrows received 91 minutes on 15 infractions.
Mountaineers tossed from the game were; Matthew Sykes, Jackson Suboch, Daniel Balawejder, Warren Jeffrey, Riley Hutchcraft, and Matthew Lee. Sent to the showers for Six Nations were; Brendan Bomberry, Owen MacDonald, Nolan Apers, and Tehoka Nanticoke.
Austin Staats still leads the Arrows in scoring after two playoff sweeps with 16 goals, 22 assists, for 38 points in seven playoff games. Brendan Bomberry is next with 14 goals 18 assists for 32 points in seven games.