Minor Atom Chatham-Kent Cyclones Join Finals Party
After the Minor Bantam Chatham-Kent Cyclones’AAA’ team won their way to the Alliance Hockey finals earlier this week, the Minor Atom Cyclones joined the finals party by sweeping the Waterloo Wolves to advance to the championship series.
Saturday at Memorial Arena in Chatham, the Cyclones finished off the Waterloo Wolves in game 3 of their series defeating Waterloo 6-3.
Craig Spence opened the scoring for the Cyclones in the first period with assists going to Darby Lemieux and Cameron Symons. Waterloo would answer back in the first to tie the game 1-1.
The Cyclones came out hopping in the second with Lemieux scoring first, followed by a shorthanded marker by Brendan Mairs. Assists on the goals went to Symons, Zack VanBoxtel, Matt Gaudrault, and Ben Brooks.
Craig Spence bulged the twine unassisted next to put Chatham-Kent ahead 4-1, before Symons scored from Gauldrault to put Chatham-Kent ahead 5-1 heading into the third.
In the third period Spencer Chatel would score the only goal for the Chatham-Kent Cyclones as they tried to hold off a late charge by the Waterloo Wolves that saw the road team pull the score to 6-3.
The Minor Atom Cyclones will now face the Sun County Panthers for the Alliance Hockey championship starting St. Patrick’s Day at Memorial Arena in Chatham.