TORONTO - The Parkdale Hockey Lads doubled up the Brockton Rockets 4-2 this past Saturday night at Upper Canada College, maintaining a flawless 2-0-0 record in the process. Similarly, the Gas Station Islanders posted the team's second straight victory, this time edging the Humiliation 5-4. Meanwhile, the Wheatfield Souldiers demonstrated consistency as well, dropping their third consecutive decision of the season in a 2-1 loss to the Beau's Beer Hack.
Hack rookie Dominic Hanlon combined with team scoring leader Aaron Foster and captain Joseph McGinty to open the scoring with 1:28 remaining in the 2nd period of the Beau's Boys first tilt of the season vs. the Souldiers. The tally was Hanlon's first-ever UUHA goal. Foster added another lamplighter midway through the 3rd (assisted by Tim Bolen), keeping him on pace for a goal-a-game in the campaign. But with just a minute-and-a-half remaining in the game, Souldiers veteran Brad Sveistrup would conspire with Joey Serlin and Jon Weier to spoil Hack goaltender Aaron Brophy's shutout attempt, halving the Hack lead and registering the first goal of the season for the reigning UUHA Champions, thus ending the second longest season-opening goal-scoring drought in the team's 19-year history.
The Lads, comparatively, have not had any goal-scoring issues this season, and that trend continued with a 4-2 victory over the Brockton Rockets on Saturday night. Mike Frolick, Kyle Welton (2) and Ian Seeton each tallied for the Parkdale side, while Michael Wilcox and Bryan Eelhart scored for Brockton. Hockey Lad Tom Nesbitt and Rocket Daniel Wilcox both enjoyed multiple-point games, garnering a pair of assists each, while Lads goalie Luis Freitas improved to 2-0-0 on the season with a very respectable 2.00 Goals Against Average.
And the Humiliation came within a goal of a monumental comeback vs. the Gas Station Islanders, rallying from a 5-1 3rd-period deficit to register a 5-4 loss to the Gassers. The game featured three power-play tallies (two for GSI and one for the Humiliation), and three players potting a pair of goals each: Dominic Chartier for the Isles, and Luke Moretti and Mike Thompson for the Humiliation. Thompson's second goal got past GSI goaltender Joseph Steinman with just 21 seconds remaining in the final frame, making for a frenzied end to the match as the Orange Tide tried for the equalizer.
Next up for the Humiliation is the Beau's Beer Hack, who they'll face off against this coming Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8:00 pm. GSI takes on the Rockets right afterward at 9:00 pm, while the red-hot Lads meet the Souldiers in the night's opening match at 7:00 pm. All three games take place at Upper Canada College.