NIAGARA DOMINATES THE TURF IN WEEK SEVEN

STCATHARINES, ON – Monday, February 29, 2016 – Week seven saw the Niagara Lock Monsters get back on track in a big way as they recorded two dominant wins, propelling them into first place. Things kicked off Fridaynight in Ohsweken where Niagara bulldozed their way to a 16-6 win over the hometown Demons. Ohsweken was playing with a skeleton crew as they were missing notable players like Wenster Green, Roger Vyse and captain Tom Montour. The Demons were never able to mount much of an attack as they spent most of the night in the penalty box, amassing 43 minutes in penalties. Vaughn Harris had a strong night for Ohsweken, netting four assists but last week’s star Wayne VanEvery was largely ineffective and made more of an impact on the penalty sheet than the score sheet. Bryan Neufeld was a beast on the turf for Niagara, notching three goals and one assist and being involved in nearly every offensive play the Lock Monsters had. Niagara held Ohsweken to three goals in the entire second half, thanks in large part to the spectacular play of goalie John Preece. The win put Niagara at the top of the standings as they passed an idle Barrie team.

 

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JVI Three Stars:

  1. J. Preece – Niagara Lock Monsters
  2. Bryan Neufeld – Niagara Lock Monsters
  3. Vaughn Harris – Ohsweken Demons

 

Game three took place Sunday afternoon in Barrie as the Lock Monsters took on the Blizzard in a battle for first place. Niagara was looking to atone for a poor effort last Saturday against Barrie and they did in a big way, winning 12-6. They opened up the scoring and never looked back, frustrating the Blizzard attack at every angle. Brooker Muir had a huge game for Niagara, collecting two goals and three assists and once again, John Preece was a wall in net for the Lock Monsters making 34 saves. Barrie looked to be in a good spot going into the second half but just weren’t able to keep up with the speed and intensity of Niagara. Despite a stellar effort from Angus Dineley, the Blizzard couldn’t generate much offense against a defensively sound Niagara team. It wasn’t all bad for Barrie; Caleb Wiles had himself an excellent game, scoring a couple of highlight reel goals. He finished the afternoon with three goals and plenty of jump. Michael Teeter showed flashes of brilliance early on but could only muster one goal. Despite the lopsided loss, the Blizzard are off to the postseason.

 

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JVI Three Stars:

  1. J. Preece – Niagara Lock Monsters
  2. Caleb Wiles – Barrie Blizzard
  3. Brooker Muir – Niagara Lock Monsters