And the opening game Oscar goes to… the Dorchester Dolphins.
The Dolphins edged the Lambeth Lancers, 3-2, taking game one of the best-of-seven Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League final in Lambeth on Sunday.
Collin Hartwick’s unassisted goal just over the midpoint of the second period, held to be the game winner.
Dolphins’ head coach Jeff McKay described it as a total team effort and said the team played great defensively.
After Lambeth opened the scoring on a Mike Golinowski goal six minutes in to the game, the Dolphins took a 2-1 lead.
Brendon O’Shaughnessy scored on the power play late in the first period and Shayne Rhyno got his ninth goal of the playoffs early in the second. Matt Ross assisted on both goals.
Ryan Pennington, on a Lancer power play, knotted the affair.
Dorchester outshot Lambeth, 36-31, with Dolphin goalie Craig Wood picking up the win.
A year ago Lambeth opened the final with a 4-3 win, on their way to taking the series victory in seven games.
Game two is at the FlightExec Centre on Friday and game three is back in Lambeth on Sunday. Both start at 7 p.m. . story continued inside this weeks Signpost...