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Ayr Centennials | Junior C Hockey Club
Come Thursday to watch the Cens face-off against local rivals, the Paris Mounties.
Cens Continue to Light It Up
Last Thursday (Oct.16th) the Cens hosted the Delhi travelers in the first of three games in three nights. In their last meeting in Delhi Ayr skated away with a 6-2 victory. At home the Cens showed no mercy and out hustled, out muscled and out skated the travelers to the tune of Nine Nothing. Goal getters for the Cens were Howlett (2), Schaefer (2), Ritchie, Sine, Ormiston, Mitchell and Pettitt. Assists went to Pullia (3), Richard (2), Hackborn (2), Kemp (2), Schuringa (2), Beechey, Clipper, Whibbs, Kovrig, Pettitt and Ormiston. Will Rawski wasn’t over worked but came up big when called upon to earn his first shut out of the season. Andrew Jackson did a great job refereeing the game and proved you can keep everything under control with out calling 100 minutes in penalties.
260 fans were in attendance and this week's 50/50 was $119 won by Judy Doherty.
Twenty four hours later the Cens were facing off against the Braves. There is no love lost between these teams and the games are never pretty. Friday proved to be no exception. The difference was Tavi was getting called for all the stick work they usually get away with. The result was 17 power plays for the Cens (cashing in with 3) to 7 man advantages for the Braves. The Cens showed great discipline not being drawn in. Ayr racked up four in the first, three in the second and four more in the third to beat up on the Braves 11-0. Lee Doherty earned his league leading third shut out of the season and has moved into first in the goalie leaders. There were some beauty goals in these games but play by play descriptions of 26 goals would take up a whole page of the News. Ten players got in on the scoring for Ayr. Kovrig (2), Clipper, new comer Felix Lantaigne got a shorty, Kemp, Howlett, Schaefer, Mitchell, Sine, Whibbs and White. Assists went to Pettitt (2), MacLean (2), Ormiston (2), Richard (2), Pullia (2), Sine (2), Whibbs (2), Kovrig, White and Lantaigne. Being able to keep the lines together is paying dividends for the coaching staff as the team is starting to gel.
Saturday the Cens hit the ice in Wellesley for the first meeting of the season with the AppleJacks. The Jacks always play the Cens tough and they use the small ice to their advantage. The Jacks got the jump on Ayr and ended the Cens shut out streak at 190:38 (stretching back to the Firebirds game) 9:10 into the first and left the first up 2-1. Ayr’s lone goal was scored by Jackson White and assisted by Schaefer and Kemp.
The Cens (not used to trailing in a game) got three unanswered second period goals from, Hackborn, Howlett and Pullia (that was a high light reel goal Anthony).
Austin Sine put Ayr up 5-2 but before his goal was announced the Jacks responded. Then with 5:28 remaining Wellesley drew to within one and was back in the game. Pullia put an end to the suspense getting an empty netter with 35 seconds remaining. The small ice proved to be a bit of a challenge for the Cens but as good teams do Ayr found a way to win. The remaining assists in the game went to, Hackborn (2), Pullia, Richard, Howlett and Kovrig.
The Centennials next game is this Thursday Oct. 23rd when they will be taking on the Paris Mounties. Paris have won one of their last five games and are looking to end a two game skid and avenge the 4-0 loss they suffered in the teams last meeting while the Cens are aiming to stretch their home unbeaten streak to 7 games. Puck drops at 7:30 and this is one you’ll want to watch from the start.
Meet the Centennials
We continue our introductions with the new comers. Starting with #1- Will Rawski, Goaltender.
Will is a Kitchener boy that played his minor hockey between Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge playing last season for the Cambridge AAA midgets. Will is undefeated in two starts for the Cens and is currently ranked fourth in the MWJHL with a 2.50 G.A.A. Rawski is currently attending Huron Heights secondary school.