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Legion A-E Midgets go 1-2 at Regional Silver Stick
Submitted By Rachael Torrance on Friday, November 29, 2019
By Pat Payton


The Royal Canadian Legion A-E Midgets went 1-2 this past weekend and didn’t advance to the playoff round here at their Regional Silver Stick tournament.In the eight-team Midget division, Bob Davis’s squad opened with a convincing 7-0 victory over Hanover on Friday night. “We played really well,” coach Davis reported. Nic Kiestra posted the shutout.
However, the Legion crew came out “flat” for two periods on Saturday morning and lost 3-2 to Shamrock League rival Petrolia Oilers. “We had no zip at all,” Davis said.St. Marys trailed 3-1 at one point, and then picked up the pace in the third period. The Rock pulled to within a goal and had “several chances in the last three minutes, but we just couldn’t buy the tying goal.”
Nolan Shackleton played net for the Rock against Petrolia, a team the Rock defeated 6-1 earlierthis season.
In a must-win third game Saturday afternoon, the Legion squad lost 2-0 to a “polished” Listowel team.
The score was deadlocked 0-0 late in the contest. Listowel scored what proved to be the winnerwith about three minutes remaining. St. Marys pulled goaltender Kiestra for a sixth attacker and hit a goal post, before Listowel sealed it with an empty-netter.
“We played hard and we played gritty, but we didn’t have our usual flow,” Davis said. “If we had won, three of the four teams in our pool would have been 2-1, then it would have come down to goals for and against, and Petrolia would have been out.”
After two games, St. Marys was 9-3 in goals for-and-against, Listowel was 8-2, and Petrolia was 5-6.
“All we had to do was beat Listowel and we were through to the semi-finals (on Sunday),” Davis said. “Unfortunately, it just wasn’t meant to be this weekend.”
Petrolia, Strathroy, Listowel and Mitchell were the four Midget teams to advance to the semi-finals. Coach Davis noted that St. Marys defeated Petrolia, Strathroy and Mitchell earlier this season.
Petrolia met Listowel in the championship final in Exeter.
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