On Sunday the Brampton Inferno faced off against the Barrie Blizzard. The Blizzard were looking to once again defeat the Inferno after claiming their first ever win in franchise history against the Inferno in week 10. While Brampton needed a win to keep pace in the standings.
Reed Board got the action started as he scored to give Barrie a 1-0 lead and got the home crowd pumped up. Brampton would respond though as Dustin Caravello and Kyle Andrews would score 47 seconds apart to give Brampton a 2-1 lead. Barrie would not be deterred as they continued to battle. Caleb Wiles would have the answer for Barrie as he scored to tie the game at 2-2 at the end of the first quarter. To begin the second quarter the two teams would exchange goals to make it 3-3. Brampton though would heat up as they would score five straight goals to open up a 8-3 lead. The Blizzard would not go away quietly though as they compiled their own run of three straight goals to end the period making the score 8-6 at half.
In the third quarter Caleb Wiles would strike shorthanded for Barrie in order to make it a one goal game. The Inferno though would not let up as they would go on a three goal streak to make the score 11-7. Once again though Wiles would be the one to respond for Barrie as he notched his fourth goal of the game in order to make the score 11-8 at the end of three quarters of play.
As the fourth quarter began who else but Wiles would strike as he brought Barrie to within two goals after notching his fifth goal of the game making the score 11-9. Brampton though would be able to hold on as they would add two more goals in the fourth in order to claim a 13-9 win over the Blizzard.
Caleb Wiles was outstanding in this game and proved why he is the heart of the Blizzard team as he notched five goals and an assist. The Blizzard currently hold the tie breaker over the Iroquois Ironmen and could sneak into the playoffs but they will need to win down the stretch unfortunately they face Niagara, Durham and Toronto in their remaining three games.
The Inferno did what they had to do in this game as they picked up two big points in order to move into a tie for third with Oshweken. Kyle Andrews led the way for the Inferno in this game with a five point game. Steve Fryer also posted a solid performance in net making 32 saves on 41 shots. The Inferno head into St.Catharines to face off against Niagara next Sunday and will finish off their season on the road against the Iroquois Ironmen.