Coyotes improve record to 7-2
A Nov. 12 road game vs the Ripley Wolves saw a huge 5-4 overtime win for the Valley Varmints as they bested one of the leagues premier teams.
Scoring for Creemore was Ben Hughes with a pair, Keady’s Evan Kuhl with his first ever goal in Senior A hockey, Colin Kijowski with a single and JD Falconer two assists plus the OT winner just 53 seconds into the extra frame. Jordan Taylor with two helpers and #88 Logozzo with three assists as well. Single assists going to Brody Kirbyson and Jake Logan.
Bren Macham stopped 40 of 44 shots to earn his fourth win of the year along with a 3.64 GAA, good for fourth in the league for goalies with five or more games.
The “Italian Stallions” combo of Demarchi and Logozzo have been a force to deal with for the opposition all year. “Gozzo” is second in league scoring and Demarchi has the ability to play both forward and defence, a trait that most coaches welcome in this league.
Power forward Hughes had a slow start but now finds himself tied for seventh in league scoring and leading the league in power play goals with five. His “office” on power plays is usually in front of the other team’s net. With his huge 6’4” frame, most goalies can’t see around him.
Falconer’s OT goal was his fourth of the year. Gifted with a very quick release on his snap shot, a lot of goalies don’t see the puck until it’s in the net.
First Senior A win for Mike Clarke as acting coach.
Up next is another road game in Durham on Nov. 18 and then home to play the Lucknow Lancers on Nov. 19.