Rematch on the Horizon in High School Hockey?
For the first half of the season, the 2011 KCSSAA high school hockey champs, the Chatham-Kent Secondary School Golden Hawks didn’t look like the same team they were last season. After a 3-0 win over the UCC Lancers Wednesday, and a 6-4 win over Ridgetown heading into the holiday break, it looks like last year’s champions might be on a course for a finals re-match with current top dog Dresden.
In last year’s Kent Final, CKSS defeated the LKCS (Dresden) Cardinals 3-2 in a shootout to capture the KCSSAA title.
Wednesday, both teams looked as though they were ready for another run to the Kent final, with CKSS defeating UCC 3-0, and LKCS beating John McGregor 7-3.
Drew Medd opened the scoring for the CKSS Golden Hawks at Erickson Arena tipping in an Ashwin Roy point shot. Lucas Stanhope followed that up with a goal, extending the Golden Hawks’ lead to 2-0. On a delayed penalty, Alex Miller jumped off the Golden Hawks bench to join the play as the extra attacker before burying CKSS’ final goal.
CKSS goalie Justin Pratt shut the door in the game making 25 saves for the shutout win.
In Dresden, Trent Fox paced the Cardinals scoring 4 goals in the 7-3 win for LKCS. Ty Daly, Cam Brown, and Owen Welch also scored for the first place Cardinals, while Luke Little scored twice, and Zac Horvath added a single goal for the JMSS Panthers, who finished the season winless at 0-10.
CKSS and LKCS meet next Thursday for each team’s final game of the season.