OMHA Playoffs, News (St. Marys Minor Hockey)

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OMHA Playoffs
Submitted By Rachael Torrance on Sat 02 08, 20
HBC Peewees nipped 1-0 in huge game at Strathroy
Team now sets its sights on Shamrock League playoff title

By Pat Payton

The Home Building Centre A-E Peewees played their biggest game of the season in Strathroy Saturday afternoon. It was a must-win situation for the Rock in order to stay alive in the OMHA playoffs as only one team from the four-team, round-robin format advances to the next round.
Unfortunately for the HBC squad, it will be the Jr. Rockets moving on to the second round of provincial playdowns. Strathroy improved its series record to 6-0 with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over St. Marys.
The home team scored the game’s only goal in the second period.
“It was a very good game, for effort and how close it was,” Rock coach Reg Clinton reported. “It was anybody’s game today. Our defence played awesome, maybe one of their best defensive games . . . certainly in the playoffs.
“Strathroy had scored 37 goals in the round-robin, and we held them to one today, so we did ourjob. We had lots of chances, but just didn’t get the goal we needed. Give credit to Strathroy, they are peaking at the right time.”
Trevor Aarts went the distance in net, “making some big saves.”
A St. Marys win Saturday would have forced a one-game, sudden-death showdown against the Jr. Rockets to determine which team advances in the OMHA playoffs. “We’ll go for the Shamrock title now,” Clinton added.

Six different scorers
Last Monday, Feb. 3 at the PRC, the HBC Peewees improved their OMHA round-robin playoff series record to 4-1.
Six different players scored goals in a 6-2 win over the Mt. Brydges Cougars. The Rock marksmen were Grier Mahoney, Jonah Lariviere, Sam Johnson, Simon Greig, Simon Taylor and Finn Wright. Myles Clinton contributed two assists, and Isaac Cousineau posted the net win.
“The first 10 minutes, we were phenomenal,” coach Clinton said after the game. “A lot of good plays and the boys were really looking for each other out there.
“We got up 2-0, then kind of softened up in the second period. Mt. Brydges put a push on and began playing more physical. In the third, we got going again.”
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