Midget A wins OMHA Championship, News (Bradford Bulldogs)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Midget A wins OMHA Championship
Submitted By Shannon Gardiner on Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Game 4...

The Bulldogs travelled to New Hamburg to try and close out the series. With a large supporting crowd (courtesy of the Mayor's Office sponsored fan bus) the team got off to a quick start on a goal by Joe Heath from Brett Young and Nick Vecchiarelli. New Hamburg scored before the end of the first to tie things up. The Huskies scored the only goal of the 2nd to take a 2-1 lead. After New Hamburg scored early in the 3rd it looked like the game was out of reach until Evan Barroso scored from Philippe Lafreniere and Jaden McDonald to pull the Bulldogs within one.       

Then with 28 seconds left Spencer Ripley, coming off the bench for extra attacker, put a backhand top corner from Young and Derian Carter to tie the game at 3-3 silencing the hometown crowd.   On the ensuing face-off the Bulldogs moved quickly down ice for another great scoring chance that was turned away by the New Hamburg goalie. The Huskies cleared the zone, drove the puck down to the Bulldogs end for a goal mouth scramble. With only 3.4 seconds left a penalty shot was given to New Hamburg who capitalised to steal the game 4-3. 

OMHA Finals Game 5  

Playing before the largest crowd ever at the Leisure Centre the Bulldogs came out flying at the opening puck drop. The Bulldogs opened the scoring on a goal by Isaac Moniz from Nick Vecchiarelli. The action was back and forth into the 2nd period until Derian Carter scored from a beautiful pass from Spencer Ripley. New Hamburg battled back and pulled within one on a power play goal and the period ended with 2-1 Bulldogs lead.  

With the crowd buzzing the teams played a hard fought battle in the 3rd period. With two minutes left Bradford was awarded a penalty shot but were unable to score. They then found themselves shorthanded and down on a 6-4 after New Hamburg pulled their goalie. Mitch Giglio however shut the door and the Bulldogs won their first OMHA title in 17 years. Giglio was also earned game MVP honours.  

The team now moves on to play in the OHF Finals April 7th-April 9th in Mississauga.

Team photo courtesy of Bradford Times Newspaper.
This article has been viewed 1026 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 13
    BWGMHA Annual General meeting will be held virtually on Wed., April 28, 2021 at 7pm. To register please complete the following form at by Sunday April 25th -  AGM PARTICIPATION FORM To nominate someone for any of the board positions by April ...
  • 08
    The Annual General Meetings for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 will be held on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm via a zoom call.    To register to attend the meeting please complete the following form at least 2 days prior to the meeting AGM ...
  • 06
    With the recent lockdown implemented by the Ontario government, Bradford Minor Hockey is cancelling the remainder of the winter program for the 2020-21 season. We hope to be back in September 2021 with a regular hockey season, watch our website ...
  • 01
    The Ontario Government has pulled the “Emergency Break” and Ontario is moving back into lockdown for the month of April. Effective Saturday April 3rd all practices have been cancelled up to and including May 2. Please check back periodically ...
  • 17
    BWGMHA's year end Banquets got cancelled last season due to the pandemic.  With lockdowns and restrictions BWGMHA award winners were recently surprised with the delivery of their awards from Amy Lynn - BWGMHA Events Director.   Congratulations ...
  • 03
    As our scheduled return to play was for March 8, 2021 is now being delayed as the Simcoe-Muskoka health unit is now in the grey lockdown zone.    We are hoping to have the players on the ice as soon as possible within the appropriate guidelines. ...
  • 04
    As we’ve seen in the last week COVID does not discriminate in who it affects and large associations are not immune to sudden closure. Whether you agree with the measures put in place or not, we ask for your patience and cooperation as we navigate ...
  • 22
    A new document is available under the trainers menu - BWGMHA Trainers Resources.  The BWGMHA Trainers Resources is a collection of concussion related information, return to play policy, injury report forms, building plans for Bob Fallis and the ...