GOJHL Wrap: Dutchmen and Warriors Take Decisive Leads

Kitchener 2 Waterloo 1

Kitchener took a 2-0 lead in the second and held on to edge Waterloo 2-1 to take a 3-1 lead over the Siskins in their Midwestern Conference quarter final.

Jeff Schrattner put the Dutchmen on the board at 7:32 of the second and Ben Morris scored the eventual game winner at 13:49 of the middle frame.

Zach Leonard scored for Waterloo midway through the second but the Siskins couldn’t come up with the equalizer.

Riley Daniels earned the win with 38 saves.

The Dutchmen can advance to the semifinals with a win tomorrow night at the Waterloo Rec Complex. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Stratford 5 Brantford 2

Jack Scanlan and Kaleb Pearson each scored and had an assist as the Stratford Warriors topped Brantford 5-2. The Warriors now lead their Midwestern Conference quarter final 3-0.

The Warriors out shot the 99ers 42-25 in the win.

Pearson was first on the board with a power play goal at 4:05 of the first period. Jack Gaffney answered for the 99ers at 16:54 of the opening frame. Kamerson Shearer used the man advantage to put the Warriors up 2-1 heading into the second.

Graham Brulotte was the lone scorer in the second period, beating the 99ers Mat Woroniuk at 13:04 of the middle frame.

Brantford’s Jordan Stock put the 99ers to within a point of Stratford midway through the third but a pair of empty net goals by Scanlan and Brent West would seal the deal.

The 99ers are now on the brink of elimination as they host Game 4 at the Gretzky Main Rink on Thursday, March 8th at 7;30 p.m.