Blizzard cool off Inferno for first win 9-8

On Saturday the Barrie Blizzard took on the Brampton Inferno. The Inferno on Friday night had a chance to move into first place but would lose to Toronto 13-10. On Saturday if Brampton were to beat Barrie and Durham was able to defeat Niagara it would create a four way tie for first.

Brampton would get this game going early as the Tinning Brothers Scott and Mark would hookup to score the first goal of the game in just under a minute. Caleb Wiles of the Blizzard though came out with a tremendous effort to begin this game as he scored a natural hat trick to give Barrie a 3-1 lead after the first quarter. Eric Benesch would continue Barrie scoring run as he scored two goals to give Barrie a 5-2 lead. Brampton would respond though with four goals in order to tie this game at half 5-5.

The Inferno would come out charging in the third and score a goal early in the quarter to give the Inferno a 6-5 lead. Barrie would not go away as they would score four goals in the period to take a 9-6 lead. In the fourth quarter controversy would strike as Troy Gardner would shoot on net and would be stopped by Derek Collins making a shoulder save Gardner would get out of the crease and the ball would trickle in the net one official signaled goal but after objection from Barries bench and a official’s conference the goal was called back.

When play resumed Ben McCullogh scored shorthanded to make the score 9-7.  In the final minute Jordan Coffey scored to pull Brampton within one making the score 9-8. Barrie would stop the Inferno there though and hold on for the 9-8 win and first victory in franchise history.

The Blizzard were able to win this game once again due to the play of Caleb Wiles who has been the heart of this Barrie team and was phenomenal on Saturday scoring three goals.

Week 8 of CLAX continues as Toronto hosts the Iroquois Ironmen on Saturday.