Minor Hockey Playoffs, News (St. Marys Minor Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Minor Hockey Playoffs
Submitted By Rachael Torrance on Monday, March 2, 2020
G&CC Atoms outlast the Irish 6-5 Saturday
Firefighter Peewees earn 1-1 tie in Strathroy with just 10 skaters  

By Pat Payton


In Saturday afternoon’s playoff game in Lucan, forwards Ben Ewing and Harper Murrell fired two goals apiece as the Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms outlasted the home-town Irish 6-5 to even their Shamrock semi-final series record at 1-1.

The singles came off the sticks of Donovan McGregor and Cody King, while Nolan Stewart went the distance to record the net win.

The Rock struck quickly, building a 3-0 lead four minutes into the contest. Lucan closed the gap to 3-1 with a goal in the final second of the first period, and then scored again just 15 seconds into the middle frame. St. Marys pulled away again with two more goals before the end of the period to make it 5-2.

The Irish stayed alive with two more goals in the third, before the visitors connected again to make it 6-4. Lucan completed the scoring with about five minutes remaining.

“We’re controlling our own destiny,” coach Dan Murrell said following the game. “If we can win the next two, I think we’ll have a good shot at moving on, but we have to take it one game at a time.”

The G&CC Atoms host the Irish on Wednesday at 6 p.m., and then travel to Lambton Shores next Sunday.

Firefighter Peewees get tie in Strathroy

On Saturday afternoon, with just 10 skaters, the Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees travelled to Strathroy and battled the Jr. Rockets to a 1-1 tie.

After Jared Ballantyne gave St. Marys a 1-0 lead, Strathroy pulled its goalie for an extra attacker and scored the tying goal in the final minute of play.

Overall, the Jr. Rockets out-shot the Firefighters 24-7. Goalie Cyler Pickering went the distance for the Rock.

“We had a short line-up with just 10 skaters (one injury and one suspension),” manager Marty Thomson said. “We played the game with just three defencemen, but we played hard.”

Firefighters play in Mt. Brydges on Monday, before hosting Strathroy Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. The top two teams in the three-team, semi-final round-robin advance to the Shamrock final.

Hubbard Midgets split pair with Heat

The Hubbard Pharmacy Midget girls recently split a pair of OWHA playoff games with the Huron Heat. Along with the Stratford Aces, the three teams are playing a round-robin series to determine which team advances to the provincials next month.

In the first game between the two teams Feb. 23 at the PRC, the Hubbard Midgets blanked the Heat 3-0.

Abbie Kennedy, Ally Muir and Julia Cameron, into an empty net, scored for St. Marys. Goalie Kayley Thompson earned the shutout.

This past Saturday afternoon in Seaforth, a powerplay goal early in the third period lifted the Heat to a 1-0 victory. The goal came with just four seconds left in a Rock penalty.

“It was close and we had our chances,” coach Bill McPhail reported. “We’ve got our work cut out for us now.”

The Hubbard squad is now playing a home-and-home series with Stratford. The first game is Monday, March 2 in Stratford at 8:15 p.m. The return match is Sunday, March 8 at the PRC at 7 p.m.

“We’ll have to win one, maybe two, to qualify for provincials,” McPhail noted. “Only the top team goes on.”

This article has been viewed 194 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 20
    Oct
    Organization
    Dear SMMHA Players and Families, On behalf of the St. Marys Minor Hockey Association, I would like to welcome all of you back to the arena and we hope that everyone is safe and healthy as we continue to navigate the challenging realities of life ...
  • 20
    Oct
    Organization
    The Town of St. Marys is hosting a virtual magic show on October 31st and this is your opportunity to be a part of the show!!
  • 08
    Oct
    Organization
    SMMHA will no longer send out mass email messages. Everyone should regularly check the SMMHA website for all new information and postings and use the notification feature.
  • 04
    Oct
    Organization
    The Town of St Marys Waiver only needs to be filled out once per person visiting the PRC.  This includes players and coaches who will be in the building. Sorry for the confusion.  
  • 01
    Oct
    Organization
    Please ensure that you have completed the COVID Screening Questionnaire (located on your team page news articles) 24 hours before each ice session. You will not be allowed on the ice if this form is not completed. Please make sure you fill out ...
  • 29
    Sep
    Organization
    Please ensure that you have completed the online Town of St. Marys Waiver prior to your ice time.  You will not be allowed on the ice if this form is not completed. Also ensure you review the Identified Illness Protocol prior to each ice time. If ...
  • 28
    Sep
    Organization
    It’s time to get back on the ice! SMMHA has worked within the OHF Return to Hockey Framework, public health guidelines and Town of St. Marys arena opening requirements to put together a plan for our players to get back to Canada’s game!
  • 25
    Sep
    Organization
    SMMHA continues to work within the OHF Return to Hockey Framework and with the Town of St. Marys to finalize all details for our 2020-2021 hockey season.  We will post all team rosters, coaches, and ice schedules on our website on Monday, September ...
Printed from smmha.ca on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 9:07 PM