Monday, June 15, 2015

Brooklin and Kitchener-Waterloo take turns scoring late goals to forge 8-8 tie

Michael Teeter, here shooting against Peterborough, forced overtime with his
second goal of the game in Brooklin's 8-8 tie with KW. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
The Brooklin Redmen forced overtime when Michael Teeter scored with nine seconds to play in the third period to tie the game 7-7, then the KW Kodiaks returned the favour when Jordan Critch finished off a hat trick with four seconds left in overtime as the teams tied 8-8 in MSL action Sunday evening.

The teams traded goals early in the game with Kyle Whitlow opening things for Brooklin at 1:20 and Luke Laszkiewicz replying for KW at 2:02. Critch scored a pair before the end of the period to send the Kodiaks to the first intermission leading 3-1.

Brooklin evened things up with the first two goals of the second period and the teams went back and forth with a pair each the rest of the way to make it 5-5 after 40 minutes.

Teeter scored his first of the game at 3:14 of the third but the Brooklin lead didn't last long. Tom Masterson and Laszkiewicz connected 28 seconds apart to put KW ahead 7-6 before the quarter was six minutes old.

That lead did hold up for a while, until Teeter's late-game heroics forced the extra 10-minute period. Neither team was able to score for most of the overtime until Reilly O'Connor got his second of the game, to go with three assists, at 9:27. This time it was KW's turn to sweat it out as the final seconds ticked away, but as Brooklin had done earlier, the Kodiaks came through just in time.

The tie makes KW's record 3-2-1 and leaves them just one point behind league-leading Peterborough and Six Nations while Brooklin goes to 1-4-1 for fifth place.