Crushers score back to back wins
On Friday night, Orangeville played host to the Guelph Dominators.
The week previous, these two teams had met at the Alder St rink where Guelph stole a 3-2 decision.
Friday night however, the tables were turned and the Crushers, exacted their revenge by shutting out the Dominators 2-0
Both teams played scoreless through the first half of game.
Fy Virani scored a power play marker with just over five minutes to play in the second to break the deadlock, assisted by Bobby Mac Donald and Brett Eagleson.
Guelph looked poised to strike back off the top of the third but Andrew Jackson who would turn away 47 shots on the night, stonewalled the Dominators time and time again to preserve the Orangeville lead.
With the clock running down a sprawling Brett Eagleson would sweep a shot along the ice from outside the blueline,scoring an empty net goal to seal the 2-0 win.
On Sunday, the Crushers were in Waterloo for a matinee game against the Siskins.
Orangeville was quick to the scoreboard with a power play goal three minutes into the first when Matt Chisholm scored on a set up from Ed Gaffney.
Again as on Friday night, Jackson was near perfect in goal for the Crushers allowing only one goal in the second period which tied the game at 1-1.
Both teams traded opportunities to go ahead through the third period but neither could find the back of the net.
Cody Hayes found himself in alone with just over a minute on the clock but couldn’t find the trigger and the two teams soon found themselves into a sudden death overtime to break the 1-1 deadlock.
Waterloo came out in full force of the top of the OT, peppering Jackson with 8 shots that all had goal written over them, but somehow he turned each one away.
Virani would spy Eagleson making a break alone up the right side, feeding him a perfect cross ice pass. Eagleson made no mistake, drawing across in front of a stretched out Waterloo netminder, then tossing the puck up and over to score the winning goal.
The Orangeville coaching staff was quite pleased with the efforts of their team.
"We are really happy with the weekend, the boys needed that" said coach Scott Sutton. Both he and assistant coach John Chandler noted that this will be a big character builder, They were also encouraged by the play of a number of players, notably that of Jackson and Eagleson.
The team now sets their sights on this coming weekend.
Friday they will be travelling to Listowel to take on the Cyclones then will find themselves in Guelph on Saturday for another game the Dominators.