Redmen Suffer Stumble on Road in Brampton
The Brooklin Redmen made the trip to the Flower City last night to tangle with the Brampton Excelsiors. The game marked game two in a busy four game stretch and unfortunately the result was the short end of a 14-7 loss. The Redmen will recover quickly and have two important games this week, Monday in Oakville and host Peterborough on Wednesday, to regain momentum as the post-season looms.
The Excelsiors opened the scoring but a four goal run by the Redmen sent an early message from which they hoped to build. The home side finished the opening frame with a flurry of goals of their own and the teams were deadlocked at 4-4 heading into the break.
The second was more of the same as the Excelsiors took that frame 4-2 for an 8-6 lead after forty minutes. It was the final 20 minutes that would be the downfall for the Redmen on this night as they surrendered five straight before Austin Shanks stopped the onslaught late. The Excelsiors would add one more for the 14-7 win for a record of 3-8-2, three points behind the Redmen at 5-6-1 for the fourth and final playoff spot.
Shayne Jackson led the way for the Redmen with three goals and singles to Shanks, Chris Corbeil, Dan Lintner and Reilly O'Connor.