Ayr Centennials shoot ahead 3-0 in South final
GRIMSBY – The Ayr Centennials grabbed a stranglehold lead in their best-of-seven Provincial Junior Hockey League South Conference final with the Grimsby Peach Kings with a 3-1 win Sunday night at the Peach King Arena.
Ayr leads the series 3-0.
The Centennials scored once in each period for the win while Grimsby hit for the game’s first goal at 7:25 of the first period.
Every goal in the game was a special teams’ goal as Ayr had a power-play goal and two shorthanded goals and Grimsby scored on a power play.
Ayr went 1-for-8 on its power play while Grimsby went 1-for-13.
Mackenzie Kemp, Jackson White and Zachary Masterson had a goal apiece for Ayr and Matthew Jambrosich scored for Grimsby.
The Peach Kings outshot Ayr 38-34.
The Centennials can wrap up the series with a win Tuesday night at the North Dumfries Arena.
Port Hope 5 Lakefield 1
The Panthers grabbed a 2-1 lead in the East Conference final with the win Sunday afternoon at Lakefield.
Port Hope scored the first three goals of the game on the way to the win.
The Panthers led 1-0 at the end of the first period and 3-1 after the second.
Kennedy Duguid had two goals and two assists for Port Hope while Nathan Snoek, Jon Campbell and Dalton Lawrence also scored.
Lakefield’s goal was scored by Matthew McIntyre.
The Panthers outshot the Chiefs 42-27 and went 1-for-7 on their power play. The Chiefs were scoreless on eight power plays.
Fourth game is set for Tuesday night at Port Hope. The visiting team has won each of the first three games in the series.
Dorchester 4 Essex 3
The Dolphins collected their first win in the series with the victory at Essex Sunday night.
A pair of goals 55 seconds apart midway through the third period gave Dorchester a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
The Dolphins led 1-0 at the end of the first period before Essex scored the only goal of the second.
Braedon Dorion hit for two goals for Dorchester while Jay Ritchie and Dylan Buckholz scored once each.
Scoring for Essex were Luke Gecse, Michael Vieira and William Stadder who also had two assists.
Essex outshot the Dolphins 43-20 but Riley Brown preserved the win in the Dorchester net.
The teams are to meet at Dorchester Wednesday night for the fourth game of the series.
- Guelph Sports Journal