Redmen on Rare Two Game Losing Streak After Loss to Lakers
The Redmen came in to last night’s contest with an 11-2 record, their second loss of the season was last Thursday in overtime to Brampton and the first was June 18 to these same Lakers on home turf.
The Redmen played a solid opening frame and chased starter Tyler Carlson from the net midway through the first when they built up a 5-1 lead, the Lakers clawed back and it was 5-3 for Brooklin after twenty minutes. Redmen veteran Shawn Williams, notched career point 2000 last Thursday in Brampton and his opening goal tonight made that 2,003 points in his illustrious career. A special fan, his son Tucker was home watching and cheering on his dad and teammates.
Once again the Redmen came out strong in the second with two goals in the first two minutes to open the lead to 7-3 and momentum was on their side. The Lakers are a veteran squad and had their own plans on the night, however. The two sides traded goals and it was 8-7 for the Redmen after forty minutes of play.
The Lakers had a run of their own to start the third and with 11 minutes to go it was 10-8 for the visitors who were led by Scott Evans with three goals and a helper on the night. The home crowd had reason to cheer on a nice goal from Dan Lintner just a minute later but the Lakers took control from that point on and held on for the 12-9 win.
Kiel Matisz had three for the Redmen and John Lafontaine added two, Williams added five helpers to his goal. Mike Poulin was in the pipes for the loss.
The loss delays the chance to clinch first overall and home floor through the playoffs. The Redmen will regroup and are in Oakville on Monday and home to Six Nations on Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 8 pm.