TNT Midget AA have spotted the Clarington Toros a two game lead in OMHA
Semi-final play, following a pair of wins over the weekend.
In the series opener, TNT trailed late in the third by a score of 2-1.
With under a minute to play, and coming off a time out, TNT scored the
tying goal, sending it overtime. With only two minutes gone in the
extra frame, TNT was assessed a penalty. Clarington capitalized, moving
on to a 3-2 victory.
"I thought we played a strong game," said TNT coach Scott Hutchinson.
"To have a marginal interference call go against us in overtime is
deflating, but that's hockey
On Sunday night, the home town team travelled to Clarington for game
#2. Before the first period was half completed, TNT trailed
4-1. Certainly not the type of start one would expect. In the
end, TNT fizzled to a 6-2 loss.
"As a team, we need to be better," said Hutchinson. "We need to be
ready to compete from the time we get to the rink. We didn't start well
and that ended up costing us. We have to regroup, stay positive, and be
more disciplined. We had our backs up against the wall against
Newmarket and they could not get the final win from us. We need
to have the same mentality for Game #3. No one is crowned a winner
until 3 games are won, and that has yet to happen."
Game # 3 goes Wednesday night at 8:00 pm at the NTRC.
The schedule is as follows:
Game 3 Wed. Mar. 5: 8 pm NTRC #1
*Game 4 Fri. Mar. 7: @ Clarington 8:30pm
*Game 5 Sat. Mar. 8: 6:15 pm NTRC #1
*Game 6 Sun. Mar. 9: 6:15pm @ Clarington