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Busy night for SMMHA teams Monday at PRC
Submitted By Pete Frehner on Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Frayne A-E Bantams moved into first with late win over Cougars 

By Pat Payton  

It was a busy night at the PRC this past Monday, with five St. Marys minor hockey teams in action.

SMMHA teams won two games, tied one and lost another in Shamrock League action.

It was a big game for the Frayne Custom Cabinets A-E Bantams, who scored three third-period goals to pull out a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Mt. Brydges Cougars. The win moved Dale Switzer's Bantams (9-2-2) one point ahead of Mt. Brydges (9-1-1) and into first place in the SHL standings.

Cougars led 1-0 after two periods. Scoring the third-period goals for the Rock were Jake Pfaff, captain Jake Littlejohn and Ian Boyd. Littlejohn’s goal, which came with 3:19 to play, was the winner. Boyd added an insurance goal with 59 seconds left on the clock. Jack Aarts posted the net win.

The St. Marys Bantams are now 8-1-1 in league play in the last 10 games. The Frayne squad hosts Strathroy Jr. Rockets on Monday, Nov. 26, starting at 8:30 p.m.

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Frayne Cabinets Bantams' forward Lucas McCurdy (91) battles a couple of Strathroy players for the puck during a recent Shamrock League game at the PRC. The Frayne Bantams scored three third-period goals Monday night to defeat Mt. Brydges 3-1 and move into first place in the SHL standings.  (Payton photo)

McGregor nets late winner

The other team to win Monday night was the Dunny’s Source for Sports A-E Atoms. Coming off their big Regional Silver Stick win in Collingwood one day earlier, Matt King’s Atoms edged their Mt. Brydges counterparts 2-1. Cougars (9-3-1) are in second place in the Shamrock standings.

Donovan McGregor’s goal with 3:34 remaining in the third period snapped a 1-1 tie. Grier Mahoney scored the other St. Marys goal. The teams were tied 1-1 after two periods.

The win improved the Dunny’s Atoms’ record to 5-5-5 in the SHL standings. The Rock, which is now 4-2-4 in the last 10 league games, has scored 39 goals and allowed 39.

Coach King and his A-E Atoms host Strathroy on Nov. 26 at 6 p.m.

Three points for McCotter

The Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices skated to a 3-3 tie with St. Thomas Jr. Stars this past Monday. Stars (8-3-1) scored the tying goal with 1:31 left to play. The teams entered the third period deadlocked 1-1.

Declan McCotter had a hand in all three St. Marys goal, scoring twice and adding an assist. Dominic Marziali contributed a goal and an assist.

The Finnbilt squad now has a 5-7-2 Shamrock record in the Novice Central standings. Todd Dittmer’s team is 5-3-2 in its last 10 league games.

The ‘BB’ Novices play Tuesday, Nov. 27 in Mt. Brydges, before competing in the Dan Holland Memorial tournament in Belle River, Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

A-E Peewees shut out

The Home Building Centre A-E Peewees lost 3-0 to Mt. Brydges this past Monday night. The 10-3 Cougars scored twice in the second period, and added a powerplay goal midway through the third.

Sean Porter’s Rock, which is 5-5 in their last 10 league games, is now 5-8-1 in the SHL standings. They host Strathroy on Nov. 26, starting at 7:10 p.m.

There was one other SMMHA team in action this past Monday, Nov. 19. The A.B.S. Tracs Inc. Bantam ‘C’ girls lost 1-0 to the visiting Lambeth Lancers. Last weekend, Don Scott’s Bantams won their division at the annual Stratford Aces’ Festival Cup tournament--defeating Lucan in the final.

The Bantam ‘C’ Rock is back in action this Sunday, Nov. 25, hosting Ilderton at 5:45 p.m. Coach Scott and his team will soon be taking part in the ‘Pink on the Rink’ tournament in South Huron on the Dec. 7-9 weekend
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