Bandits still hold own fate

June 28, 2018   ·   0 Comments


The junior C Caledon Bandits came close, but ultimately fell short of a third period comeback last week against the Oakville Buzz at Mayfield Arena.

Down by a score of 6 – 3 heading into the third period, Caledon notched two quick goals off the sticks of Chris Hunter and Jarett Petrie to come within one of the buzz, before the Buzz retook a two goal lead with just over ten minutes to go.

Petrie capitalized on his fourth of the game with the clock showing less than three minutes, putting on pressure late, though an Oakville goal with 32 seconds to go past goaltender Christian Rusmussen wrapped up an 8 – 6 score for the Bandits fifth loss in a row.

Following up on Friday in hosting the 9-6-1 Fergus Thistles, it was Caledon that jumped ahead early, posting three straight goals from Jordan McArthur, Hayden Ramsay, and Andrew Rybka before the eight-minute mark.

Fergus staged a comeback in the second period, capitalizing seven times to eventually take a narrow 8 – 7 lead into the third, where six more brought about a final score of 14 – 9.

Rybka led the way with a three goal, two assist effort, while Petrie added a five-point effort of his own with a goal and four assists.

With one game left on the regular season schedule at press time, the Bandits fate is in their own hands in facing the Halton Hills Bulldogs, tied with the Bandits at the bottom of the West division with a win each.

One will face the 13-3-0 Wilmot Wild, who have locked up first place in the division, while the winner will get either the Six Nations Warriors or Brantford Jr. Warriors, who sit one point back of Six Nations for second place.

The OJCLL schedule will be released following the regular season, with postseason play set to begin next week.



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