Legion Midgets end schedule on a high note

St. Marys team goes 5-0-1 in its last six Tri-County League games

MINOR HOCKEY

By Pat Payton

Special to the Independent

The Royal Canadian Legion Minor Midgets recently completed their Tri-County League ‘A’ regular schedule on a high note.

Owen Penney’s squad won two games and tied another in a five-day stretch to finish with an overall record of 12-9-5. The Rock’s 29 points in 26 league games left them just two points out of fourth place in the 13-team Smith Division.

In their final six regular-season games, the Legion Minor Midgets went 5-0-1.

On Sunday, Jan. 7, the Rock skated to a 3-1 win over the visiting Brampton 45s.

St. Marys scored a goal in each period, with Curtis Topp scoring the winner in the final minute of the second period–snapping a 1-1 tie. Blake Boreham and Thomas Kiestra scored the other goals for the home team.

Jake Bryans posted the net win.

In a road game Jan. 5 in Ancaster, the Legion Midgets battled the home-town Avalanche to a 2-2 tie. No scoring stats were available from that game.

On Jan. 2 at the PRC, the Legion Midgets erased a 1-0 first-period deficit with four unanswered second-period goals en route to a 6-1 victory over the Caledon Hawks.

Defenceman George Hensel, Josh McCurdy, Curtis Topp and Thomas Kiestra scored for St. Marys in the middle frame. Blake Boreham and Kiestra tacked on two more insurance markers early in the third to complete the scoring.

Captain Owen Hartman drew assists on two of the goals. McCurdy, Boreham and Kiestra also finished the game with two points.

Notes:

–Just after Christmas, the Legion Minor Midgets went 5-0 to win the Hespeler Olympics A-AA Rep. tournament. The Rock defeated Brampton in the semi-finals and host Hespeler in the final.

–The Legion Minor Midgets will soon be starting an OMHA ‘BB’ playoff series against Mooretown. Schedule to be announced. The other three teams competing in the provincial ‘BB’ playoffs are from the Niagara area.

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