Bandits beat St. Kitts to advance

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Beverly Bandits Bantam Boys Rep Hockey Team advanced to the third round of the OMHA playdowns by defeating St. Catharines in three straight games.

Beverly opened the series at home, before a large crowd, with a 1-0 overtime victory. Playing with just nine skaters and forced to kill off several penalties, Beverly became increasingly tired as the game wore on.

In the third period and into a 10-minute overtime, St. Catharines swarmed the Beverly net and had several point blank scoring opportunities. Only the acrobatic goaltending of Kelsan Gehlert kept St. Catharines off the score sheet, until Joel Blanken came out of the penalty box and scored the winning goal.

GAME TWO

Beverly travelled to St. Catharines for game two and was led by the excellent play of captain Jordan Grundy, who scored two goals and was all over the ice leading rushes and throwing body checks.

Brett Ofield returned from a one-game suspension to pace the attack with a hat trick, while Nick Weaver and Steve Morgenweg added singles in a 7 to 2 victory. Steve Laurence added three assists.

Back in St. Catharines for game three, neither team could muster many scoring chances and the only goal of the game was scored by Jordan Grundy whose long shot from the point hit the goaltender and bounced high into the air before landing in the back of the net.

Grundy and defense partner, Ian Clunies were solid on defense and Zack Anderson's strong forechecking consistently broke up the St. Catharines attack. Kelsan Gehlert recorded his fifth shutout in six games as he made two or three key saves to preserve the victory.

Beverly's next opponent will be the winner of the Belmont vs Thedford series.

-Submitted by Ken Ofield

Bandits beat St. Kitts to advance

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Beverly Bandits Bantam Boys Rep Hockey Team advanced to the third round of the OMHA playdowns by defeating St. Catharines in three straight games.

Beverly opened the series at home, before a large crowd, with a 1-0 overtime victory. Playing with just nine skaters and forced to kill off several penalties, Beverly became increasingly tired as the game wore on.

In the third period and into a 10-minute overtime, St. Catharines swarmed the Beverly net and had several point blank scoring opportunities. Only the acrobatic goaltending of Kelsan Gehlert kept St. Catharines off the score sheet, until Joel Blanken came out of the penalty box and scored the winning goal.

GAME TWO

Beverly travelled to St. Catharines for game two and was led by the excellent play of captain Jordan Grundy, who scored two goals and was all over the ice leading rushes and throwing body checks.

Brett Ofield returned from a one-game suspension to pace the attack with a hat trick, while Nick Weaver and Steve Morgenweg added singles in a 7 to 2 victory. Steve Laurence added three assists.

Back in St. Catharines for game three, neither team could muster many scoring chances and the only goal of the game was scored by Jordan Grundy whose long shot from the point hit the goaltender and bounced high into the air before landing in the back of the net.

Grundy and defense partner, Ian Clunies were solid on defense and Zack Anderson's strong forechecking consistently broke up the St. Catharines attack. Kelsan Gehlert recorded his fifth shutout in six games as he made two or three key saves to preserve the victory.

Beverly's next opponent will be the winner of the Belmont vs Thedford series.

-Submitted by Ken Ofield

Bandits beat St. Kitts to advance

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Beverly Bandits Bantam Boys Rep Hockey Team advanced to the third round of the OMHA playdowns by defeating St. Catharines in three straight games.

Beverly opened the series at home, before a large crowd, with a 1-0 overtime victory. Playing with just nine skaters and forced to kill off several penalties, Beverly became increasingly tired as the game wore on.

In the third period and into a 10-minute overtime, St. Catharines swarmed the Beverly net and had several point blank scoring opportunities. Only the acrobatic goaltending of Kelsan Gehlert kept St. Catharines off the score sheet, until Joel Blanken came out of the penalty box and scored the winning goal.

GAME TWO

Beverly travelled to St. Catharines for game two and was led by the excellent play of captain Jordan Grundy, who scored two goals and was all over the ice leading rushes and throwing body checks.

Brett Ofield returned from a one-game suspension to pace the attack with a hat trick, while Nick Weaver and Steve Morgenweg added singles in a 7 to 2 victory. Steve Laurence added three assists.

Back in St. Catharines for game three, neither team could muster many scoring chances and the only goal of the game was scored by Jordan Grundy whose long shot from the point hit the goaltender and bounced high into the air before landing in the back of the net.

Grundy and defense partner, Ian Clunies were solid on defense and Zack Anderson's strong forechecking consistently broke up the St. Catharines attack. Kelsan Gehlert recorded his fifth shutout in six games as he made two or three key saves to preserve the victory.

Beverly's next opponent will be the winner of the Belmont vs Thedford series.

-Submitted by Ken Ofield