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Pat Payton, Gazette staff

Pat Payton, Gazette staff

Sam Turner, left, goalie Jeremy Wickenheiser and Carson Dunseith were selected the three game stars for the Minor Bantam MDs following their recent 3-0 victory over West London Hawks. Wickenheiser had a strong game in posting the shutout.

Wickenheiser blanks London Bandits

After a blistering 6-0 loss recently to London Bandits Black, Stratford SCI Contractors Minor Bantam MDs bounced back last week and won 3-0 against the West London Hawks at the Rotary Complex.

Peewee call-up Sam Turner scored the Warriors’ first goal on a pass from Nathan Ferguson on a power play in the first period.

It was a fast-paced game with lots of action at both ends, and the second period was scoreless.

In the third, Chase Windsor fed Peewee call-up Jacob Taylor a pass and he skated through the West London team to score the second goal–again on a powerplay. His shot beat the Hawks’ goalie and found the corner of the net.

Centre Nathan Ferguson scored the Warriors’ third goal, unassisted, into an empty London net with 1:29 left on the clock.

A big reason for the Stratford win was goalie Jeremy Wickenheiser. He played an awesome game, shutting down the West London’s offence and earning a well-deserved shutout.

Call-ups from the Peewee MDs, Declan Rintoul, Sam Turner and Jacob Taylor, all played strong games for the Bantams.

The Bantam Warriors head to the Christmas break with a 7-5-3 record and have edged into first place in the West Minor Bantam MD League.

Willis scores winner

BRANTFORD – Stratford Motor Products Minor Midgets added two more poinst to their first-place position here last Monday Night as Warriors defeated Brantford 5-3 at the Gretzy Centre.

Josh Hill had two goals, a powerplay and a shorthanded marker. Liam Kelly muscled his way in, early in the second period to put the Tribe up 2-0. Randy Wouters had a two-point night with a goal and an assist.

Brandan Willis scored the winning goal of the night nine seconds after Brantford had battled back to tie the score at 3-3. Zac Houseworth, Liam Kelly, Josh Higgins, Dalton Carde all picked up assists in the win.

Warriors now sit atop the Alliance standings with a 12-4-5 record. They travel to Sarnia this Saturday to face the Sting.

Lauze, Metelski lead way

Stratford Motor Products Minor Midgets defeated the North London Nationals 4-1 last Friday night in London.
Warriors were undefeated last week with a win and three ties.

In last Friday’s road game, Brady Lauze had a three-point night with a goal and two assists, while Evan Metelski had two goals–the opening goal and the winning one for Stratford.

Josh Hill added the insurance marker, with Nicholas Strangway, Brandon Taylor and Tristan Connolly each contributing an assist.

Warriors were all over London by out-shooting them 31-13, but steady goaltending by Tytan Bruckschwaiger kept the Tribe from doing any more damage.

Third tie in as many games

Stratford Motor Products Minor Midget keep tying things up these days. Last Wednesday night in Cambridge, Warriors settled for a 4-4 tie with the Winterhawks.
Josh Hill, back after four games from an injury, scored two goals with Wyatt Lansdell and Colton Fountain adding one apiece for the visitors. Tristan Connolly, Brady Lauze, Liam Kelly and Zac Housworth each chipped in an assist.

The last three games for the Tribe have ended in ties. Warriors out-shot Cambridge 24-20 overall.

Minor Peewees keep unbeaten streak intact

Stratford Royal LePage Hiller Realty Minor PeeWee Warriors defeated Oakridge Aeros 5-1 last Saturday night at the Allman Arena.

Warriors opened the scoring when Dylan Hall drilled a shot into the back of the net, with Tyler Lingard assisting.

Oakridge tied the score midway through the second period, but one minute later Stratford struck for two quick goals in a span of 12 seconds to grab a 3-1 advantage.

Dominic Boon tipped in a Jared Searles shot, with David Shantz also assisting, and Dylan Hall with his second of the game roofed the puck home unassisted.

Shantz scored the fourth Warriors’ goal in the third period on a wrap-around with defenceman Charlie Rankin picking up the helper. Tyler Lingard added an empty-net goal when sent in by a pass from Hall.

Stratford goaltender Spencer Lazarevich recorded the net win.

Road win in London

The Royal LePage Hiller Realty Minor Peewee Warriors continued to roll with a 4-1 road win against West London Hawks Dec. 12 in London.
The victory extended Warriors’ unbeaten streak to eight games in Alliance regular-season play.

Carter Lewis opened the scoring in the first period when Curtis Eidt slid a pass into the slot. The visitors opened up a two-goal lead with 11 seconds remaining in the period when Hayden Arms tipped in a point blast from Griffin St. Onge.

West London cut the lead in half midway through the second period, and the score remained 2-1 until Jared Searles buried a shot past the London goalie with four minutes left in the third. Rhys Britton and Josh Smith collected assists on the insurance marker.

Britton sealed the win with an unassisted empty-net goal with just five seconds left on the clock. Goaltender Liam McCann sparkled to keep the Warriors’ unbeaten streak intact.

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