Thunder in second place in D 4/10 standings

December 14, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Westside Secondary School Thunder took their first loss of the season on Thursday, December 8, when they gave up a 6-1 game to the Centre Dufferin District High School Royals from Shelburne at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville.

The Thunder were trailing at the end of the first period after the Shelburne squad managed to get two past the O-ville goal line.

Westside got on the scoreboard early in the second period when Liam Raymond hit the back of the Royals net on a nice play and a pass across the net to make it a 2-1 game.

A penalty cost the Westside team another goal late in the period when the Royals scored on a powerplay to take a two goal lead with one period remaining.

The Thunder put out a huge effort in the first half of the third period when they kept up the pressure and forced most of the play into the Shelburne zone, but going into the second half of the period the Royals managed to score three late goals to end the game.

The final was 6-1.

“I think we go the pucks in deep and we had a good forecheck,” said Thunder left wing Antonio Traetto. “But the bounces didn’t go our way. I think over all we played a good game. If we keep battling hard and outworking a team, it’s going to come. Today wasn’t our day but we keep going and it will work out for us.”

After six games into the season the Thunder have a 4-1-1 record – good for nine points and a second place in the District 4/10 standings after this game.

Center Wellington District High School is currently in the top spot with five wins a tie for 11 points so far.

Orangeville District Secondary School is undefeated after four games and currently has eight points.

The Thunder will be back on home ice at the Alder Street arena on Thursday, December 15, when they will host St. James from Guelph.

Game time 3:00 p.m.

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