boys hockey coach Scott Wilson is going to
chalk up his teams loss in the SWOSSAA
'A/AA' championship as a learning
"We are a young team," he said after his
club lost to the Amherst Bulldogs 6-3
yesterday at the Shores Arena in Forest.
"We are really looking forward to next year.
It was a tough loss but we are looking to
The Lambton Shores Eagles got off to a quick
start. Cody Ulrich opened to scoring for the
Eagles just under six minutes into the game.
Brodie Balcom and captain Adam Van Engelen
picked up the assists.
The Eagles then jumped out to a two goal
lead on a goal by Chris Steven. Van Engelen
again had a helper, as did Ulrich.
"We got off to a good start," the coach said
while reflecting the game. "Then the wheels
The Bulldogs responded by scoring on four of
their next five power plays to take a two
"It usually isn't that bad," Wilson said of
his teams penalty kill. "They just took
advantage of their opportunities. They are a
Winston Tidball scored for the Eagles on a
mad scramble in front of the net to trim the
lead to 5-3 before the end of the second
frame (Spencer Williams had an assists on
But it wasn't enough.
The Bulldogs fired home the nail in the
Eagles Coffin just over a minute into the
third to seal the game and a birth into
Eagles starter Sean Parkes stopped 29 of the
35 shots he faced while Bulldogs goalie Sean
Morris was only forced to make 20 stops.
On tap next in boys hockey is the 'AAA/AAAA'
SWOSSAA championship between Northern and
Villianova today at the Clearwater arena at
Winner will go on to represent Southwestern
Ontario at OFSAA.