Maroons Fall To Falcons To Open Sutherland Cup
By Wyatt Williams
It only took 2:53 into the overtime period for the visiting St Catharines Falcons to hand the Maroons a 3-2 loss in Sutherland Cup round robin play. Chatham will have to shake it off quickly, as they head to Cambridge tomorrow night to face the Red Hawks.
The Maroons struck first on a power play at 12:09 when Craig Spence fire a hard shot that beat Falcons goaltender Andrew Maclean. Just past the halfway point of the second Falcons, Jagger North would finally get one by Maroon starter Nolan Dekoning . DeKoning had robbed the visiting team of
several sure goals with some amazing glove saves. Two minutes later Lucas Fancy would restore the Maroons lead, but the Falcons would get their tying goal while on the pp at 16:45.
That would end the scoring until the eventual game winner in OT. The Maroons were out shot 46-31 in regulation time. At the 7:18 mark of the 3 rd period, Chatham’s starting goaltender DeKoning , was run over and could not finish the game. Luka Dobrich came in was stellar, making several great saves, even one in the overtime period, seconds before surrendering the winner. The Maroons also lost Cameron Symons as he was hit hard on his opening shift and did not return.
Pictured Above: Maroons starting goaltender Nolan DeKoning does the splits to make a save as Noah Szabo (47) ties up a Falcon. DeKoning, was forced to leave the game due to injury in the third period. The Maroons would end up dropping this game in overtime by a 3-2 score. Chatham is back on the ice Wednesday in Cambridge to resume their Sutherland Cup