|Zack Higgins and the Redmen, here facing Peterborough,|
won a pair of games with late goals this week.
(Photo: Tim Prothero)
Matisz led Brooklin with a goal and four assists while Kyle Aquin, Curtis Knight and John Lafontaine each scored twice. Stephan Leblanc (2g, 3a) and Hellyer (1g, 4a) each had 5-point nights for Oakville.
It was a tough loss to take for the Rock, who are battling for a playoff spot, said their Head Coach Phil Sanderson. "Losing with three seconds left in the game is always a kick in the nuts, especially when you tie it up with 44 seconds left in the game," Sanderson said. "This one's a tough one to swallow because we needed this one to really stay in the thick of things. We've dug ourselves a bit of a whole but we're not out of it yet. We've still got three games left so hopefully our fortunes will turn around."
Brooklin went to the well again and came up successful when Knight scored with five seconds left to play to beat the Six Nations Chiefs Wednesday in Whitby. Brooklin led 3-1 after the first but Six Nations enjoyed a 4-1 second to take a one-goal lead into the third. Lafontaine and Mike Triolo put the Redmen ahead but Scott Defrancesco's third of the game tied it 6-6 with 3:33 to play. Nobody could connect for the final few minutes until Brooklin got the last possession and found Knight for the winning goal with the extra attacker on the floor again.
Brooklin will finish first and begin the semifinals against the fourth-place finisher in early August. The Chiefs currently sit in fourth place with three games to play, two against fifth-place Oakville and one against third-place KW.