Mutter playing tonight, Bancroft joins team
By Stewart Grant
After losing some close one-goal games and then with the prospect of facing tough opponents Leamington, Chatham and LaSalle this past week, there were definitely some uneasy feelings in LincolnLand.
Therefore the team’s 2-1 win in Chatham on Sunday night was huge for the green-and-white. With the game deadlocked at a goal apiece late in the third, Clayton Lewis carried the puck into the Maroon zone where he attracted the attention of two defenders. Lewis then made a sensational reverse pass over to Dalton Smith who cruised into the slot and fired the winner over the goaltender’s shoulder, popping the water bottle off the net for extra flair. At the other side of the rink, Tristan Lewis celebrated a well-earned win with 38 saves on the night.
The Lincoln lineup was missing some key names on Wednesday and the club fell 4-1 in LaSalle, however the club is looking forward to the rematch this evening at the PRC for Hometown Hockey Night. Two dynamic 16-year-olds are also expected to make their long-awaited St. Marys debuts on Friday.
Lucan native Navrin Mutter has played in two of the four Hamilton Bulldogs OHL games this season, and the big left winger is being made available to the Lincolns for this Friday’s game. As well, Lincs’ GM Glen Childerley was pleased to announce that forward Dalton Bancroft has been signed. The Caledonia Corvairs had returned a 16-year-old card to the GOJHL that they weren’t utilizing, and St. Marys had lined up first to receive any such cards (each team is allowed two 16-year-old cards at the start of the season). Last season with the Quinte Red Devils Minor Midget AAA team, Bancroft scored 17 goals and 36 points in 25 games. He is the son of former NHLer Steve Bancroft.
Next Friday, October 13th, is St. Marys Minor Hockey Night. All SMMHA players will be receiving a free ticket to the hockey game.
In other news, forward Brent West was named the Orr Insurance Player of the Month for September. West leads the team in scoring with 8 points in 7 games played.