BRANTFORD ‑ The Brantford Blast were missing a few key players Friday night at the Brantford Civic Centre and by the outcome of the game, they needed them badly. The Blast lost 9–6 to the Stoney Creek Generals.
The Blast managed quite well throughout the first period, taking a 3–2 lead on goals scored by Brandon Dietrich, Derek Mederios and Jamie Wright, while Blast’s Anthony Marshall kicked out 15 of 17 shots on him.
It looked as though the Blast chose to stay in the dressing room and throw their jerseys on the ice for the second period. The Generals added four unanswered goals in the middle 20 minutes, taking a 6–3 second period lead.
After their second period siesta, the Blast got back to playing hockey. Chris Rebernik cut into the Generals’ lead 1:28 into the third. Mike Ruberto, who wore a Blast jersey last season, scored his second for Stoney Creek at 2:02. The teams traded goals scoring three apiece but that little second period mental vacation cost the Blast the game. Cam Sault recorded two assists for the Blast who see action again December 4th at home to the Dundas Real McCoys at 7:30 pm.