Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kodiaks win back to back games, improve to .500

Steve Fryer, here against Oakville, won both games as KW
swept a home and home with Brampton. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
The Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks swept a home and home series with the Brampton Excelsiors Sunday and Tuesday, improving their record to 8-8 and moving into third place while eliminating the Excelsiors from the playoff race. KW won 10-5 on Sunday in Waterloo behind a pair of goals each from Ryan Benesch, Luke Laszkiewicz and Jay Thorimbert. They led 4-1 after the first period, 6-3 after the second then scored the first two goals of the third to pull away.

On Tuesday, things were much closer in Brampton. KW led just 5-4 after two periods and, while they again scored the first two goals of the third, the Excelsiors refused to go away. Brampton fought back to within a goal thanks to four third-period goals from Joe Resetarits, who also had an assist for a 5-point night. Defender and captain Chris Corbeil helped on the offensive end with two goals and an assist. Benesch led the Kodiaks again with three goals and two assists. Jamie Rooney chipped in with two and two as the Kodiaks passed the Six Nations Chiefs for third and moved closer to clinching a playoff spot. Steve Fryer earned both wins in goal for KW.