Friday, June 27, 2014

Brampton Excelsiors beat KW Kodiaks 10-8

For the first time this season, the Brampton Excelsiors scored more than 7 goals in a game. And for the first time, they won a game on the floor. Brampton used a balanced scoring attack to down the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks 10-8, getting goals from nine different players. Brady Heseltine led their scorers with a goal and 3 assists while Ryan Learn was the lone multiple goal scorer with two. Much of KW's offence came from their defensive players: Jay Thorimbert had 2 goals, Joey Cupido a goal and 2 assists and Hayden Smith 3 assists. 

Brampton led 5-3 after the first period and used two goals in the final two minutes of the second to head to intermission with an 8-7 lead. There was no scoring for the first half of the third, then Jordan Critch connected to tie things up. Chris Corbeil scored unassisted for what proved to be the winner and Heseltine gave the Excels a bit of insurance with three minutes to play. 

Brampton officially moves to 2-4 while the Kodiaks fall to 3-5. KW's next game is Sunday night when they play host to the Oakville Rock at 6 pm. Brampton returns to action next Wednesday in Brooklin at 8 pm.