Lakefield Midget LL win A Championship
by Sherry Nelson
The Midget Lakefield LL team travelled to Wasaga Beach this past weekend for a tournament. Lots of snow and lots of great hockey!
The first game was against Norwich (just outside of Woodstock) and Lakefield won 3-0.
Scoring Lakefield goals were Nathan Hyland (2) and Mitchell Nelson, assists went to Chris Oosting, Daniel Stewart, Lanny Knott, Justin Jeff, Kenny Pipher and Michael Hyrtle.
With a solid effort and another shutout was super star goaltender Tyler Murphy.
In the second game against Wasaga Beach #2 Lakefield won 7-1. Goals were scored by Michael Hyrtle getting a hat trick, Daniel Stewart (unassisted), Austin McIntosh (2) and Nathan Hyland.
Assists went to Mattias Metcalfe, Kenny Pipher, Michael Hyrtle and Nathan Hyland.
The Midgets then qualified for the A final Champions playing the undefeated Wasaga Beach #1.
After the first period action, the game was still 0-0 with both teams giving 100%. With four minutes left in the second period, Wasaga Beach scored. Lakefield headed into the third and final period losing 1-0.
With five minutes left in the third period Nick White scored with an assist by Mattias Metcalfe to tie the game 1-1. With less than four minutes left in the game Nick White blasted a shot from outside the blue line and scored, but the refs then called no goal due to offside play. Still tied at 1-1 with 43 seconds to play team captain Michael Hyrtle scored the winning goal with an assist by Mattias Metcalfe and Austin McIntosh, ending the game with a victorious effort by all of our Lakefield Midgets winning 2-1 and putting the little village of Lakefield on the map again by becoming the “A” Gold Champions.
Solid net action by Tyler Murphy by winning the MVP of the game. Way to go Chiefs!
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