In Clinton on Friday, Nov. 15 the Clinton Radars ended their three-game losing streak by drubbing the Shallow Lake Crushers 8-2.
Pacing the Radars with two goals each were Kurtis Bartliff, Max Campbell and Cullen Mercer. Picking up the single tallies were Steven Shipley and Ray Huether.
Greg Dodds notched the victory as he backstopped the Radars with 21 saves. Dodds also chipped in with an assist, giving him three for the season.
Bartliff led the point-getters in this game as he added two assists for a total of four points. Huether, who has been finding his groove in the Senior “AA” league, also garnered two assists for a total of three points.
The Radars led 3-0 after one period. Shipley opened up the scoring at 2:09 on a beautiful backhander from just outside the crease. Bartliff made it 2-0 at 11:52 as he banged home a rebound shot by Huether. Huether scored a powerplay goal at 18:03 to close out the first period scoring.
In the middle frame a short-handed goal by Bartliff at the seven-minute mark and a powerplay goal at 11:29 by Max Campbell gave the Dars a 5-0 cushion. The Crushers’ Dan Zweep spoiled Dodds’ shutout at 18:57 on a powerplay goal.
In the final period the Radars outscored the Crushers three goals to one to make the final score of the game 8-2. First, it was Mercer at 4:09 scoring on a beautiful set up from Derek Elliott before the Crushers’ second goal at 4:35. The last two goals were scored by Mercer at 17:19 while on a powerplay, and Campbell rounded out the scoring at 18:39.
The Radars completely dominated the Crushers as they outshot their northern opponent 58-21.
The Radars take to the road the next two weekends and don’t have another home game until Friday, Dec. 6 when they will play host to the Ripley Wolves at 8:30 p.m. Mark your calendars for this date as this is an annual PJ toss to support the Huron County Christmas Bureau. This will be the first meeting of the season for these two teams after the Radars put the Wolves out in four straight to capture the Senior “AA” championship.
Then on Saturday, Dec. 14 the Radars will host the Durham Thundercats on Minor Hockey Day in Clinton. Game time is 7:30 p.m. All minor hockey players sporting their local jersey will receive an entry ballet to be eligible for the many prizes up for grabs.
The Radars’ hockey team will also be giving away the grand prize of $500 towards the lucky recipient’s next year’s hockey season.
Come on out and show your support for our local minor hockey system and a chance to win some awesome prizes.