OHSWEKEN – You couldn’t write a better scenario for the last regular season home game of the 2015 Sr. A season. The Rivermen and the St. Catharines Saints have been battling for first place all season and with only one point separating them, it is all going to come down to one final showdown, Saturday, July 11th, at the Gaylord Powless Arena in Ohsweken at 8 pm. There will be one more game for the Rivermen the next day, Sunday the 12th, against the third place Brooklin Merchants in Brooklin, but the big one will be with the Saints.
It took a long while to clear the playing floor at the Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound following the fifth place North Stars’ 8-7 win over the first place Chiefs, Saturday night.
Throughout the game, tempers flared often and after the final buzzer, Chiefs’ goalie Angus Goodleaf took exception to something apparently said from the North Stars’ bench and before you knew it, the traditional post game handshake became more of a post game confrontation between not only players, but coaches and management of each team.
Every time tempers cooled, someone else would say or do something to heat it up again. This lasted for several tense minutes, but eventually each team made it to their dressing rooms, with Owen Sound carrying the two points.
The Chiefs’ bench was already a bit short before Mike Miller and Tommy Montour were ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct related infractions.
Leading the Owen Sound offense were Jayme and Travis Szabolcs who accounted for five goals and three assists between them.