The Durham Turfdogs look to join the Ohsweken Demons in first place with a win over the Brampton Inferno this Saturday night at the GM Centre in Oshawa.
The Turfdogs have won their last two games in dramatic fashion knocking off the Iroquois Ironmen and the Niagara Lock Monsters on the road. Durham’s offense has been lead by former Halton Hill Bulldogs Nic Grasby, Shane Scott and Scarborough native Scott Defrancesco who have comined for 51 points. Joining the offensive attack is youngster John St.John. The 18-year-old has three goals and three assists in his first two CLax games.
On the back end, the Turfdogs gained a boost to their squad when the Minnesota Swarm sent netminder Zach Higgins back home. The Whitby Warriors product has won two games and holds the league best goals against average of .824.
The Inferno will look to pick up their third win of the year and build off a big 17-13 victory over the Barrie Blizzard this past Sunday.
Leading the way for the Inferno is Ryan Campbell who currently sits sixth amongst all CLax scorers with 20 points. The hometown boy has found the back of the cage 11 times while adding nine assists. Fellow Brampton product John McClure has 10 goals and eight assists for eighteen points while Orangeville rookie and newly drafted Brampton Excelsior(MSL) Dustin Caravello adding six goals, eight helpers for 14 points.
The Inferno may have to go with the hot hand as goaltender Steve Fryer is coming off a big victory. Fryer made 42 saves en route to the Inferno’s second victory of the year.
This CLax showdown is vital for both teams to pick up a win and continue to climb up the standings in the early stages of the season.