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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Clarence Stallions tied the West Seneca Wings on Saturday but dropped
a game to the Burlington Cougars on Sunday. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)
The 8U Mite Major Clarence Stallions played two games this past weekend, earning a 4-4 tie in the first game against the West Seneca Wings at Cornerstone CFCU Arena in Lockport, but dropping the second game 6-3 to the ORHL’s Burlington Cougars at Hockey Outlet in Wheatfield.

Saturday the Stallions fell behind 3-0 to the Wings halfway through the second period. Clarence got on the scoreboard with 8:01 left on a goal by Alexei Spence, with the assist going to Fenton Guilisano. West Seneca tallied late in the second to up its lead to 4-1 heading into the third.

Refusing to quit, Clarence started their comeback in the third on a one-timer by Austin Unocic off a beautiful feed from defenseman Josh McLellan. Tyler Grimm then scored with assists to Tyler Ranger and Unocic to pull the Stallions to within one. After pulling goaltender Matteo Mancini with just over a minute remaining, the Stallions tied the game on an unassisted marker from winger Logan Shelton with 39 seconds left.

On Sunday, the team faced Burlington, the top team in the Mite division of the ORHL. Burlington entered the contest undefeated in 10 games and had outscored their opposition 89-33. Things started well for Clarence as Grimm scored unassisted halfway through the first. Burlington tied things up minutes later on a goal by the ORHL’s scoring leader Owen Meli.

Clarence regained the lead in the second on a goal by Guilisano with assists going to Spence and Unocic. The teams traded scoring chances throughout the rest of the period but stellar goaltending by Clarence’s Mancini and two Burlington goalies ended the frame with Clarence up 2-1. Meli scored again for the Bears to tie things up early in the third but Clarence returned the favor on a nice passing play. Unocic gave the team a 3-2 lead with assists going to Zekiah Thomann and Spence.

Unfortunately the Stallions were unable to withstand Burlington’s pressure as they encountered penalty trouble. Three straight Clarence minors lead to two more goals by Meli and unassisted tallies by Rowan Kalinowski and Mitchell Korobkine. The four unanswered Cougar goals finished out the scoring for the 6-3 final.

The Stallions return to Cornerstone Arena on Friday night with a game against the Wheatfield Blades 7/8U squad and then face the ORHL’s Halton Ravens Saturday.

East Niagara Post is the official media sponsor of Hockey Day in Lockport.


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