Maroons Comeback Falls Short
A tough loss for the Chatham Maroons, falling 3-2 to St Thomas at Memorial Arena.
Head coach Ron Horvat says the team seemed to be just going through the motions to start.
“It took us a while to commit to some plays,” Horvat says. “We didn’t really grind it out, we didn’t win a lot of battles, St Thomas was battling all over the ice.”
The Stars were first on the scoreboard with a power play goal by Matt Couto 3:34 into the second period, followed by another goal from Mason Millman at 12:48.
Chatham didn’t find the back of the net until 13:19 in the third period with a goal from Jordan Frasca (assists by Josh Supryka and Bryce Yetman.)
Bryce Yetman made it close with Chatham’s second goal at 19:11, but it wasn’t enough to win.
Horvat says it was a good effort, but just too little, too late.
“It felt like a playoff game,” Horvat says. “It was close, we made some mistakes, and they came out on top. We’ll get them in the next one.”
Ryan Wagner took the loss for the Maroons making 36 saves.
The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for Chatham.
The Maroons sit in fifth in the GOJHL Western Conference, three points back of the third place Stars.