Radars defeat Rocks 4-1

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In Elora on Friday, Nov. 29 the Clinton Radars, led by the solid goaltending of Drew Reinhardt, escaped with a 4-1 win.

After giving up the first goal of the game to the Rocks the Radars scored four unanswered goals to secure their eighth win of the season. The Dars’ record now stands at 8-4-0. This night the Radars were paced by veteran Sean Consitt with two goals. Single markers came from Max Campbell and Cullen Mercer. Reinhardt lost his shutout bid real early in this contest at 1:52 in first period.

In the middle frame trailing 1-0, the Radars gained their poise and went to work scoring three unanswered goals. With only 20 seconds gone in the period, speedy Max Campbell tied the game on a breakaway after taking a stretch pass for Stephen Sanza. Just a few seconds later at 1:08 Consitt scored his first of two goals as he found an open cage after Mercer’s shot was blocked and rebounded to Consitt who scored on a backhander. At 13:22 the duo of Consitt and Mercer capitalized on another opportunity to punish the Rocks. Consitt redirected the disc into the back of the net and Mercer garnered his second assist of the game.

In the third period Mercer finished off the scoring into an open net after the Rocks had pulled their goalie to gain the extra attacker. The game was a hard-hitting affair with both teams handing out several solid hits. There were only a total of six penalties called with each team getting three minor penalties. The three stars of this contest were: 1st star, Drew Reinhardt who turned in a stellar performance between the pipes; 2nd star Sean Consitt with two goals and one assist; and 3rd star Cullen Mercer who captured one goal and two assists.

 

Sanza turns a trick in 7-4 victory

In Tavistock Saturday, Nov. 30, Stephen Sanza once again displayed why he was the W.O.A.A Senior “AA” leading scorer last year by scoring his first hat trick of the season and adding two assists. Without a doubt Sanza has picked up right where he left off last year with this being his first hat trick of the season. His line mate Max Campbell picked up a goal and two assists in this wide-open chippy contest.

The Radars opened the scoring with Campbell scoring on a low wrister to the glove side at 5:43. Mercer increased the lead to 2-0 at 13:58 when he redirected a shot from the point taken by Consitt. The Royals’ Ben Kirwin cut the lead in half when he scored in a wide open net while Radar goalie Greg Dodds was caught out in no-man’s land.

Early in the second period, Tavistock’s Sean Leslie scored a power play goal to even the count at 2-2. But Sanza was having none of that and went to work scoring two goals within two minutes at 15:35 and 17:03. Campbell assisted on both markers. The first one came on a 2-1 rush with goalie Dodds drawing his fourth assist of the season. The second goal came on a clear cut breakaway from centre ice.

In the third period goals by Derek Elliott, Tyler Ryan and an empty net goal by Sanza finished off the Dars’ scoring. Tavistock added two more goals by Jeremy Munro and Matt Zilke to round out the final score of the game 7-4. Tavistock outshot the Radars 38-32; the Radars were whistled for seven minor penalties while the Royals received a total of six.

The three stars of this game were: first star Stephen Sanza with a hat trick and two assists for five points; second star Max Campbell for his solid effort and three points; and third star Greg Dodds for playing the “dual role” of goalie and the “third” defenseman, garnering his fourth assist of the season.

Just a reminder to bring pyjamas to the next game for the Huron Country Christmas Bureau Friday, Dec. 6 when the Radars will entertain the Ripley Wolves at 8:30 p.m.

 

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