Defensive Struggle Results in Redmen Loss

The Brooklin Redmen continued their four game in seven night run tonight with a visit to the TRAC in Oakville. They registered the first two goals of the night as well as the last two but, in a defensive duel, came out on the wrong end of a 6-5 final.

It took the visitors fourteen minutes to register the first goal and defender Chris Corbeil added another to give the Redmen a 2-0 lead after the first.  It was all Oakville in the middle frame with four unanswered to take a 4-2 lead into the second break of the game. 

Ryan MacSpadyen put one behind Nick Rose to breath some life into the Redmen but the hosts would make that short-lived with two of their own and opened the gap to 6-3 with just under 1:30 on the clock. A late flurry with 1:15 remaining and another with 0:43 showing drew the Redmen closer but a 6-5 final leaves the Redmen struggling on the road with only one win in seven attempts.

Also scoring for the Redmen were Dan Lintner, Austin Shanks and John Lafontaine.  Officials Andrew Ecclestone and Roger Nurse had a relatively easy night calling only two minors to the Rock, of which neither the Redmen could capitalize.

Next action for Brooklin is Wednesday July 18 at 8 pm at IPSC with a visit from their foes up Highway 115, the league leading Peterborough Lakers. A win Wednesday would go a long to salvaging this run of games for the Redmen and open some room between them and the Brampton Excelsiors who are nipping at their heels just one point behind for the final playoff spot.