BRANTFORD, ON- The Caledon Admirals shipped their way to the Wayne Gretzky Centre on Thursday night to take on the Brantford 99ers. Aiden Berry started in goal for Brantford, and Austin McKillop got the call for Caledon.
The game started off just 17 seconds in after an unfortunate deflection sent the puck to Caledon’s Nick Ellis who found himself net front alone and made no mistake, opening the scoring for the visiting Admirals. This lead was incredibly short lived however, as just 51 seconds later, Jake Andersen sent the puck up the left wing boards to Adam Stipan who fired the puck over the shoulder of McKillop for his 1st of the season, tying the game at 1. Caledon bounced right back, scoring 2 quick goals in succession to take a 3-1 lead. Exactly 1 minute after the Admirals 3rd goal, Evin Kojokaro got his team back to within 1, increasing his point streak to 8 games. The game seemed to settle down a bit, however that was short lived as Caledon’s Dawson Doner scored a 4th for the Admirals giving their team a 2 goal lead once again. Once again this lead was short lived as Renneboog and Kojokaro each scored in succession just 50 seconds apart, making it an 8 goal period split evenly 4-4 after 20 minutes of play.
After the teams reset, the game settled down for the first half of the 2nd period. This was until Brantford scored 3 goals within 3 minutes of each other. Kojokaro netted his hat-trick goal to give the 99ers their 1st lead of the evening, quickly followed by Joe Weber cleaning up the rebound of Matt Mongeau’s incredible solo effort, and Jonah Cochrane receiving a perfect pass net front to tally his 2nd of the season, putting Brantford up 7-4 after 40 minutes of play.
A 5-on-3 man advantage lead Brantford to score their 8th just 34 seconds into the final frame, as Kojokaro found a very wide open Hudson Gill who potted his 1st career OJHL goal. At the 8:10 mark, an incredible solo effort by Hankai lead him to score his 1st career OJHL in magnificent wrap-around fashion. The final horn sounded with the Brantford 99ers completing the comeback and taking the victory by a score of 9-4.
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The 99ers are back in action Saturday night, travelling to Georgetown to take on the Raiders for the 2nd time this season. The puck drops at 7:30pm at the Mold Masters Sportsplex.