The Holloway Automotive Minor Atom Rep Warriors defeated Sarnia Sting 5-3 this past weekend.
Warriors started the scoring in the second period with three goals in less than a minute.
Chadd Langlands fired home the first one, assisted by Cole Lewis and Zach McCann. McCann blasted in the second goal, assisted by Langlands, and the third goal came off the stick of Jacob Hall, unassisted.
In the third, Hall netted his second of the game, with assists to Langlands and McCann. The fifth Stratford goal was scored by McCann, assisted by Langlands.
Sarnia started coming back after being down 5-0, but only got to three.
Solid defence by Danny Scott and Peter McIntosh, and great backchecking from Ethan Scrimgeour and Aubrey Carter.
Owen Davey recorded another win with his new pads.
McCann and Langlands each collected four points in the victory.
The Holloway Minor Atoms won their final game of the season, 6-3, over Burlington Bulldogs on Sunday.
Jacob Hall fired the first goal, with assists going to Zach McCann and Chadd Langlands. Hudson Flood made it 2-0, from Cole Lewis and Nole Musselman, and then Langlands made it 3-0 from McCann and Hall.
McCann put Stratford up 4-1 from Langlands and Hall. An empty-netter by Cole Lewis clinched it, with assists to Danny Scott and Isaac Deline.
Ethan Scrimgeour then caused a turnover and put home a wrap-around to give Warriors the three-goal victory. It also clinched second place for the season.
Peewee MDs win 4-3
Stratford Best Western Warriors opened their 10-game round robin playoff round Monday night in London, and edged the home-town Bandits 4-3 in Peewee MD West Alliance play.
Ethan Reid opened the scoring for Stratford in the first period, with Caelen Eveleigh and Blake Strickland picking up assists. Josh Smith scored the Warriors’ second of the game, midway through the second frame, with helpers going to Jake Emerson and Mac Starkebaum.
Eveleigh buried a slap shot from the top of the circle early in the third to extend the Stratford lead to 3-0, with Strickland and Reid assisting, but Warriors ran into penalty troubles late in the third that let London back in the game, cutting the lead to 3-2.
Smith scored a clutch unassisted insurance marker with just under four minutes remaining to give Stratford a two-goal advantage, and they hung on for a one-goal win.
Just one win for Major Bantams
Last Wednesday , the Canadian Tire Major Bantam Warriors travelled to Brantford to take on the 99ers.
After falling behind 3-0, Dalton Smith scored shorthanded on a pass from Nathan Hall, but that would be as close as the visitors would get as the 99ers tacked on one more goal for a 4-1 win.
On Saturday in Sarnia, the Major Bantams took on the top-place Sting. Again, the Tiremen found themselves behind, trailing 2-0 after one period.
A third-period powerplay marker from Bradley Kraemer cut the lead in half, but that we would be all of the scoring in a 2-1 loss to the Sting. Picking up assists were Devon Carter and Dalton Smith.
On Sunday, the Bantam Warriors hosted London Bandits in their final game of the regular season. A much quicker start put Warriors up 3-1 after one and Stratford tacked on three more and a 6-3 victory.
Ewen Flanagan and Jarrett Baker both scored twice, with single markers coming from Dalton Smith and Devon Carter. Carson Dunseith, Nathan Ferguson and Smith each picked up a pair of helpers, while Brett Denny, Jacob McPherson and Logan Bell each earned an assist.
Warriors will now face Brantford 99ers in the first round of the Bristol playoffs.
Win, loss for Tier 2 Novices
The Neumeister Motors Ltd. Tier 2 Novice Warriors had a win and a loss over the weekend.
On Saturday, the Warriors defeated Sarnia Jr. Sting 3-2.
Corey Jones had a quick shot from the slot to get Stratford on the board after a nice pass from the corner by Jared Gould. Gould scored Stratford’s next two goals through strong offensive drives and hard shots.
Goalies Cody Burdett and Liam Parsons had a strong game as well.
On Sunday, the Novice Warriors fell to the London Bandits 6-1. Bruce Munro had Stratford’s lone goal, jumping on a rebound off a shot from Gould.
Playdowns begin for Tier 3 Novices
Playoffs began for Stratford’s Hockey Training Above Tier 3 Novice Warriors this past weekend.
On Saturday, the team travelled to Sarnia to face the Jr. Sting Minors. The team worked hard, but fell 4-0.
Owen Gaylor, Colten Kuepfer and Gabe Emms all played well.
On Sunday, Warriors hosted North London Nationals. They kept the game close for the first two periods, but eventually lost 10-3.
Isaac Nickel led the offence with two goals and two assists. Gabe Emms also scored for Stratford. Contributing assists were Noah Roth, Nathan Gibb and Kaleb Martin.