Only math left for Hornets 6th straight regular season titlePosted January 7, 2013
The Alliston Hornets suffered only their second loss of the season in regulation time Friday night, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Erin Shamrocks. Both Alliston losses have come against Erin, the other an 11-9 defeat back in September.
The Hornets bounced back Sunday night winning 3-0 in Caledon.
Alliston runs its record after 33 games to 29-2-1-1 for 60 points, 12 ahead of second place Stayner at 48, with seven games left in the regular season . Barring an improbable collapse, the Hornets will enter the league playoffs as the top seed for the 6th consecutive year.
In the individual race, Mike Campeau continues his hold on the league's scoring race with 75 points, nine up on teammate Randy Cox in second with 66 points. Campeau won last year's points race, with Cox topping it in 2010-11.
Alliston's rookie goaltender Tyler Brindle, is on his way to being the first Hornets' netminder to win the league race in net, since Breton MacKinnon in 2009-10. Brindle, who's from Barrie, sports an 18-1-1-1 record with two shutouts, and a 1.77 GAA.
It's a three game weekend for the Hornets, starting Thursday night in Schomberg, then home to the Stayner Siskins Friday night for the second last regular season game at the NTRC. Then Sunday it's up to Midland.
January 10 is the trading deadline for the Jr. C league, and the Hornets expect to be active looking to add at least one forward and one blueliner in time for the playoff run which begins in February.