Coyotes Corner: Goalie steals the game

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Nov. 11

Creemore, 5 vs Ripley, 3

An unwritten rule in hockey is that you should be able to score on 20 per cent of your power plays and be able to kill off 80 per cent of you penalties.

As long as the two percentages come close to 100 per cent in total then your “special teams” are doing their jobs. Along with that, your goaltender is expected to stop 90 per cent (.900 save percentage). Anything over that .900 mark means your goalie is playing very well. So with all that being said, Orangeville’s Mason Kameka put on a goaltending clinic, as they say, in Ripley on Saturday past. Stopping 54 of 57 shots for a .947 save percentage is unheard of. He stole the game. Ripley forwards were getting extremely frustrated as the game went on. Hats off to you Mason – be as late as you want to any future games (kidding).

A spirited scrap between Creemore #18 Kyle Linney and Ripley’s #21 Mike Howes capped off the game with only 20 seconds left.

Goal scorers for the Yotes were Jordan Taylor with a pair, Nick Sammons with his first of the year with Kevin Boyd and Ben Hughes chipping in with singles. Boyder with a beautiful “snipe” from the top of the face-off circle at the 18:43 mark of the second period. Up next is another road game in Durham (8:30 p.m. puck drop). There is a bus leaving Creemore arena at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17. Then back home for an exhibition game (three-on-three format) vs the Junior C Stayner Siskins on Nov. 18, with a 7:30 p.m. puck drop.

A food bank donation is all that is required for entrance into the exhibition game.

DJ Dobbie will be providing the music in the booster club following the game. Let’s try to support the less fortunate in the community. See you at the rink.

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