Maroons Edge Closer To Sutherland Cup Final With Win Over Cambridge
By Wyatt Williams
With a big shut out win today over the Cambridge Red Hawks the Maroons are sitting pretty to advance to the finals for the Sutherland Cup. The Maroons ended their round robin series with a pair of wins, and two loses. Chatham now has to wait and see how the St Catharines Falcons and Cambridge Red Hawks series plays out. The top two teams will meet for a best of three to determine the top Junior B team in the province.
In today’s contest the Maroons got off to a strong start and led 2-0 after one. Lucas Fancy gave the home team a 1-0 lead scoring while on the power play just after the halfway mark of the first. Two minutes later Maroon defender Craig Spence fired a shot by Red Hawks goaltender Tanner Wickware to put them up 2-0. Neither team would score in the second, and it wasn’t until late in the game with Cambridge playing the extra attacker that Matthew Cunningham would intercept a pass and score on the empty net for the win.
Maroon goaltender Nolan DeKoning had a spectacular game between the pipes stopping all 37 shots for the shut out. There was just over 1200 fans in attendance, with a 50/50 prize over $1000.
Pictured Above: Maroon forward Cameron Symons looks at the play while stationed just outside the crease. Symons was injured in game one of the round robin, and returned to the line up for today’s game at the Memorial.