Bantam bandits down two in OMHA playoffs

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Beverly Bandits Bantam Boys Rep Team is down two games to one in a best of five series against Belmont, in the quarter finals of the OMHA playoffs.

Beverly traveled to Belmont for the first game of the series and lost, 3-2. Beverly had trouble adjusting to the small ice surface in Belmont and quickly fell behind by two goals. A powerplay goal by Nick Weaver from Steve Laurence and Ian Clunies, late in the first period pulled Beverly within one goal. Belmont regained its two-goal lead early in the second period, but Beverly answered right back when Laurence took a pass from Brett Ofield to once again close the gap.

But Beverly was unable to find the equalizer, despite controlling the play and having numerous scoring chances in the third period.

Back in Rockton, with the backing of a large home crowd, Beverly got off to a quick start when Steven Morgenweg found the back of the net after being set up by Ofield and Laurence on a nice three way passing play. Ofield scored the winning goal while short-handed, when he outraced the Belmont defenseman to the puck and fired a slap shot over the shoulder of the Belmont goalie. Belmont answered back within 30 seconds on the same powerplay to close within a goal, but for the rest of the game they could not solve the goaltending of Kelsan Gehlert, who turned aside numerous scoring chances in the third period to preserve the 2 to 1 win.

Belmont jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first period of game three on Sunday. But in the middle of the second period, Belmont took a hooking penalty, opening up the door for defenseman Ian Clunies, who took a pass from Taylor Jensen and fired a hard shot from the point into the top corner of the net.

Beverly continued to gain momentum, and four minutes later Laurence tied things up with a quick shot from the slot after being set up by Ofield and Jensen.

Beverly continued to press Belmont in the third period but had no luck around the net and with just three minutes left in the game, Belmont broke out of their end on a two-on-one break and scored the winning goal. An empty net tally put the final score at 4-2.

All three games have been very well played, as these two evenly-matched teams play a similar, hard checking, disciplined style and have treated the large crowds to exciting, fast paced hockey.

The fourth game, a must-win for the Bandits of the series is set for tonight (Friday Feb. 24) at the Beverly Community Centre at 8:30 p.m.

-Submitted by Ken Ofield

Bantam bandits down two in OMHA playoffs

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Beverly Bandits Bantam Boys Rep Team is down two games to one in a best of five series against Belmont, in the quarter finals of the OMHA playoffs.

Beverly traveled to Belmont for the first game of the series and lost, 3-2. Beverly had trouble adjusting to the small ice surface in Belmont and quickly fell behind by two goals. A powerplay goal by Nick Weaver from Steve Laurence and Ian Clunies, late in the first period pulled Beverly within one goal. Belmont regained its two-goal lead early in the second period, but Beverly answered right back when Laurence took a pass from Brett Ofield to once again close the gap.

But Beverly was unable to find the equalizer, despite controlling the play and having numerous scoring chances in the third period.

Back in Rockton, with the backing of a large home crowd, Beverly got off to a quick start when Steven Morgenweg found the back of the net after being set up by Ofield and Laurence on a nice three way passing play. Ofield scored the winning goal while short-handed, when he outraced the Belmont defenseman to the puck and fired a slap shot over the shoulder of the Belmont goalie. Belmont answered back within 30 seconds on the same powerplay to close within a goal, but for the rest of the game they could not solve the goaltending of Kelsan Gehlert, who turned aside numerous scoring chances in the third period to preserve the 2 to 1 win.

Belmont jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first period of game three on Sunday. But in the middle of the second period, Belmont took a hooking penalty, opening up the door for defenseman Ian Clunies, who took a pass from Taylor Jensen and fired a hard shot from the point into the top corner of the net.

Beverly continued to gain momentum, and four minutes later Laurence tied things up with a quick shot from the slot after being set up by Ofield and Jensen.

Beverly continued to press Belmont in the third period but had no luck around the net and with just three minutes left in the game, Belmont broke out of their end on a two-on-one break and scored the winning goal. An empty net tally put the final score at 4-2.

All three games have been very well played, as these two evenly-matched teams play a similar, hard checking, disciplined style and have treated the large crowds to exciting, fast paced hockey.

The fourth game, a must-win for the Bandits of the series is set for tonight (Friday Feb. 24) at the Beverly Community Centre at 8:30 p.m.

-Submitted by Ken Ofield

Bantam bandits down two in OMHA playoffs

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Beverly Bandits Bantam Boys Rep Team is down two games to one in a best of five series against Belmont, in the quarter finals of the OMHA playoffs.

Beverly traveled to Belmont for the first game of the series and lost, 3-2. Beverly had trouble adjusting to the small ice surface in Belmont and quickly fell behind by two goals. A powerplay goal by Nick Weaver from Steve Laurence and Ian Clunies, late in the first period pulled Beverly within one goal. Belmont regained its two-goal lead early in the second period, but Beverly answered right back when Laurence took a pass from Brett Ofield to once again close the gap.

But Beverly was unable to find the equalizer, despite controlling the play and having numerous scoring chances in the third period.

Back in Rockton, with the backing of a large home crowd, Beverly got off to a quick start when Steven Morgenweg found the back of the net after being set up by Ofield and Laurence on a nice three way passing play. Ofield scored the winning goal while short-handed, when he outraced the Belmont defenseman to the puck and fired a slap shot over the shoulder of the Belmont goalie. Belmont answered back within 30 seconds on the same powerplay to close within a goal, but for the rest of the game they could not solve the goaltending of Kelsan Gehlert, who turned aside numerous scoring chances in the third period to preserve the 2 to 1 win.

Belmont jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first period of game three on Sunday. But in the middle of the second period, Belmont took a hooking penalty, opening up the door for defenseman Ian Clunies, who took a pass from Taylor Jensen and fired a hard shot from the point into the top corner of the net.

Beverly continued to gain momentum, and four minutes later Laurence tied things up with a quick shot from the slot after being set up by Ofield and Jensen.

Beverly continued to press Belmont in the third period but had no luck around the net and with just three minutes left in the game, Belmont broke out of their end on a two-on-one break and scored the winning goal. An empty net tally put the final score at 4-2.

All three games have been very well played, as these two evenly-matched teams play a similar, hard checking, disciplined style and have treated the large crowds to exciting, fast paced hockey.

The fourth game, a must-win for the Bandits of the series is set for tonight (Friday Feb. 24) at the Beverly Community Centre at 8:30 p.m.

-Submitted by Ken Ofield