Milverton drops Rocks to pull even in WOAA A final
MILVERTON – The Elora Rocks surrendered the first three goals of the game as they suffered a 6-2 loss to the Milverton Four-Wheel Drives in Western Ontario Athletic Association senior men’s hockey league A championship final series play Saturday night at the Perth East Recreation Complex.
The result ties the best-of-seven series at two wins apiece. The A segment of the league’s playoffs are for teams that finished the regular season ninth or lower in the 14-team league.
The Drives scored the lone goal of the first period and led 4-1 after the second.
Spencer Gourlay and Lyam Cripps connected for a goal apiece for the Rocks.
Dennis Dewar tallied twice for Milverton while single goals were added by Chad Bauman, Mitchell Boertien, Simon Johnson and Mike Therrien.
The result leaves Elora at 8-3-0 in the playoffs and Milverton at 8-4-0. The Rocks had finished the regular season 11th at 9-12-1-0 while the Drives were 12th at 3-17-1-1.
Fifth game of the series is scheduled for Friday at 8:30 p.m. at the Elora and District Community Centre while Game 6 is to go Saturday at 7 p.m. at Milverton.
If the series goes its seven-game limit, the seventh and deciding game is to be played March 23 at Elora starting at 8 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal