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Ayr Centennials | Junior C Hockey Club
Come out and watch the the Cens battle second place New Hamburg this Thursday. Be there for your chance to win the Wagon of Cheer.
Cens Collect Another Six Points
The Centennials played three games in four day over the past week end and skated away with 3 wins and six more point to add to their total. That brings them up to 48 points in 28 games. It puts them 10 point ahead of the second place Firebirds (who have a game in hand) and 14 up on the third place Navy Vets.
Thursday the Cens hosted the Delhi Travelers and thumped them 14-2. Now before you say that wasn’t very sportsman like the Cens have spent years being pounded by the Travelers with Delhi fans cheering just as loud for the thirteenth goal as they did for the first so there is a bit of payback here.
Ayr got 3 goals from Brendan Schaefer to lead the way. Also scoring were Richard (2), Schuringa (2), Lantaigne (2), Diamond (2) and singles from Ayr Midget A.P. Josh Woznica, Sine and White. Assists to Clipper (3), Will Lockner, another A.P. from the Flames got 2, Schaef (2), Madge (2), Diamond (2) and singles from Richard, Mitchell, A.P. Woznica, Hadad, Ormiston, Schuringa, Kemp, White, Sine, Whibbs and A.P. from Cambridge, Noah Monteiro.
The Centennials would like to thank the Ayr/Paris Jr. band and Mrs. Brown’s Ayr Public School recorder Choir for the excellent pre game entertainment. Great to have other community groups join us on a Thursday night.
After a Friday night off the Cens traveled to Wellesley to face the Applejacks. The Cens, who struggled their first time on the Jacks small ice (back in October) seem to have adjusted well to the confined quarters. The Cens got first period goals from Schuringa (assists to White and Beechey), Kemp (assists to Ormiston and Beechey) and Hadad from Whibbs and Clipper.
The second saw Ayr goals by MacLean from Richard and Richard from Clipper and Diamond.
Schuringa got the game’s only power play goal to open the third period scoring assisted by MacLean and Beechey. Diamond made it 7-0 assisted by MacLean. Will Rawski wasn’t tested often as the Cens out shot Wellesley 18-2 in the first and 45-19 aver all but came up with a few timely saves to keep the Jacks off the board until late in the third. Two late goals were all the Jacks could manage. The Cens #1 penalty kill was perfect stopping all 9 Jacks Power plays.
Sunday afternoon, just 16 hours after finishing in Wellesley the Cens faced off against the third place Woodstock Navy Vets. After a slow start the Vets have been on a bit of a roll and climbed up in the standings so the Cens knew it was not a team to be taken lightly. Woodstock got the only goal of the first scoring with 4:05 remaining despite being out shot 22-8. The first ended on a scary note as Pullia was racing to negate an icing call and was hit by a high stick that sent him crashing into the end board. The vets player was assessed a 5:00 major and ejected from the game. With 7 seconds left Vets goalie was called for a head check setting up a 5 on 3 to start the second.
The second period belonged to Brendan Schaefer and the Centennials #1 ranked power play. 1:11 in Schaef was on the doorstep to roof the rebound from a Colton Madge point shot. Second assist went to Clipper. At 6:35 the Cens power play struck again. This time Schaef redirected Madge’s point shot at the top of the crease. Second assist went to Pullia. (Relief to see the #17 back). Woodstock wasn’t about to roll over and tied it up 41 seconds later. But penalties cost them again and at 11:19 Schaefer collected his hat trick converting a goal mouth scramble. The lone assist went to Richard. Woodstock finished the second with a 49 second 5 on 3 advantage but the Cens P.K. shut them down.
The third was scoreless until the 19:02 mark when Mac Kemp back handed a shot from out side the line into the empty Navy Vets net.
281 fans were on hand to witness this game and Bill Radcliff from Woodstock took home $204 from his 50/50 win.
This was by far the most entertaining game in recent weeks and you can expect that excitement to continue as next Thursday the Centennials host the second place New Hamburg Firebirds. The Cens last defeat was suffered in their last visit to New Hamburg so you can bet the Cens will be out for a bit of redemption. The atmosphere is definitely beginning to feel a lot like play offs. Just 12 regular season games remain with six being home games. So come on out and get to know your Cens before the play offs. The draw for the Wagon of Cheer will also be held this Thursday so come on out and cheer on your Centennials and maybe win a wagon of cheer.
Meet the Centennials
Mac Kemp played minor hockey in his home town of Cambridge. Kemper is in his second year as a Cen and is a rock solid defender with great hockey sense. Kemper has both a quick break out pass and a booming point shot. He is currently attending Southwood High School.