Conner Patton scored his second goal of the game
last night 47 seconds into overtime to give his Walkerton Hawks the 4-3
win over the Alliston Hornets to take a 1-0 best of seven quarterfinal
Schmalz Cup series lead. The Hornets hadn't lost an opening game to
Walkerton since 2010 - Alliston won that series in seven.
The teams are meeting for the sixth consecutive time in the
quarterfinal round, and last night in Walkerton, the Hornets had leads
of 2-1 on goals by Mike Campeau and Tanner Dockerty, after one, and 3-2
after two, including Campeau's second.
But Adam Alexander's powerplay goal at 8:10 of the third tied the game
which is how it ended in regulation, before Patton's marker sealed the
Tyler Brindle, making his first start in the OHA Cup round, went the
distance in the loss.
The teams now move to the NTRC Friday night for Game 2, puck drop at 8
pm. And a quick turnaround for Game 3 Saturday night in Walkerton, 8:30
In the other quarterfinal matches, Essex has a 2-0 series lead over Ayr
with Game 3 tonight in Ayr. The two-time defending Schmalz Cup champion
Grimsby Peach Kings have a 1-0 series lead over New Hamburg following a
6-5 overtime win last night. And Lakefield has a 1-0 series lead over
Picton after their 5-4 overtime win Tuesday night.Here's the schedule:
The other Schmalz Cup quarterfinal round is underway between the Essex
73s and the Ayr Centennials. Essex is up 1-0 following a 4-1 Saturday
night. The other series are still pending at this update.
ALL 3 @ WAL 4 OT
2. WAL @ ALL Mar 22, 8:00 pm
3. ALL @ WAL Mar 23, 8:30 pm
4. WAL @ ALL Mar 27, 8:00 pm
5. ALL @ WAL Mar 28, 8:30 pm
*6. WAL @ ALL Mar 30, 5:00 pm
*7. ALL @ WAL Mar 31, 3:00 pm
* if necessary