The Weekend That Was In The Alliance (Oct. 16-18)

It has been awhile since we have chatted here on Alliance Scout, but were back and it is time to take a look back at a busy weekend of action in the Alliance.

The season is starting to roll on with many teams now making the rounds across Southern Ontario and the lines being drawn across the league with some teams beginning to pull away from the rest of the pack. Overall, there were six games over the weekend and there were a couple big events.

Firstly:

Huron-Perth gets Showcase revenge against London

It was the London Jr. Knights who handed the Huron-Perth Lakers their first loss of the season last month at the Alliance Showcase. The Knights came out super strong in that game and got a very quick goal to go ahead early and they never relinquished their lead.

On Saturday, there were no quick starts by either team but it was the Lakers who this time struck first and would hold onto that lead for the entirety of the game, claiming a 3-2 victory. Brady Hinz led the way with two goals for the Lakers to go along with an assist on the other goal. Tyler Parr shined in net to continue on a very strong season he is having.

In an instance of sweet revenge, Huron-Perth handed London their first loss on the season through six games. Joel Mazzilli continued to show big promise with another goal for the Jr. Knights as the combination of he and Eric Guest are one of the more formidable forces in the league this season.

Following the win, the Lakers were flying high with plenty of momentum. Then Sunday rolled around and…

Brantford 99ers pull off upset of year with win over Huron-Perth

An early season candidate for upset of the year saw the 99ers of Brantford go into the Goderich MRC and take two points from the first place Lakers. It was a close game but the 99ers got a goal from Sam Spanier with just over 90 seconds remaining to take the game 4-3.

In addition to Spanier’s game winning goal, the 99ers were led by Griffen Fox and Zach Otto who each had a goal and an assist. Brady Hinz continued his stellar play of the weekend adding two more assists to give him five points during his two game weekend.

Hoping this will be the beginning of an upwards swing in momentum, Brantford’s next contest at home against the 2nd ranked London Jr. Knights.

In other action:

Chatham-Kent defeated Cambridge 6-3.

Waterloo and Elgin-Middlesex played to a 2-2 tie.

Lambton defeated Cambridge 3-0

Waterloo defeated Chatham-Kent 6-1

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