2008 - 2009 LSSAA Hockey

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Wierd bounces
by Kyle MacKinnong

photos by Kyle MacKinnon

St. Clair Colts vs Northern Vikings

After yesterdays LSSAA High School hockey game between the St. Clair Colts and the Northern Vikings neither coach could say, "the bounces didn't go our way."

Both teams scored a goal of weird bounces. Northern managed to get the better end of the deal winning 4-3.
"When you have been in this game a long time you have seen that happen," Northern head coach Chris Edgar said after his teams win. "But they were funny bounces."  The first took place in the second period.

With Northern  2-0 on goals by Ben Sokol and Zack Anderson, a Vikings player fired a shot in on Colts goalie Mike Ward.  The puck caromed off the glass back into the slot.  Ward had thought the puck went around the boards. To his surprise Northern's Cody Stout had fired it into the yawning cage.  Ward stood helpless with his arms in the air as the Vikings celebrated.


But his team never backed down. Down by three going into the third, the Colts stormed out with two unanswered goals by Adam Cooper and Trevor Crawford.  After a Vikings timeout Crawford again fired one in on the Vikings goal.  The shot went off the goalie then off the defenceman then trickled over the line to tie the game.

"(Crawford) has been working hard all season and it was good to see him get two goals," St. Clair coach Craig Griffin said.  "I am happy with the way our team battled back."

The loss didn't help the Colts as they attempt to make the playoffs in this, the last week of the regular season.
They will play SCITS today at Clearwater Arena in a must win for both teams.

St. Clair is 3-5-3 in 11 games for nine points.  SCITS is 4-7-0 with eight points.

There is a log jam for the fourth and final playoff spot. Along with SCITS and St.Clair, St. Christopher's is currently fourth with a record of 4-5-1 for nine points.  St. Christophers will play the win-less St. Pats team today and then will play the undefeated LCCVI Lancers tomorrow.

If St. Clair wins today against SCITS and St. Chris losses their final two games, St. Clair is in.
If St. Christopher wins it's final two than the Cyclones are in.
If there is a tie for the final spot, than there will be a one game playoff.
Northern and LCCVI will host with LCCVI finishing number one in the league.
North Lambton is currently in third with 11 points.