The Brampton Inferno served the Ohsweken Demons their first loss of the season in 15-14 overtime thriller at the Powerade Centre Friday night.
The defending Creator’s Cup Champions came out to an early 3-0 lead with goals from Wayne VanEvery, Kyle Isaacs and Delby Powless.
Ryan Campbell answered with a even strength to nab the first Brampton goal of the game and bring the score to 3-1.
Cory Bomberry added a powerplay marker from to extend the lead by three and close out the first frame.
Brampton’s leading scorer John McClure found the back of the cage on the powerplay to open the scoring in the second quarter.
38 seconds later Wayne VanEvery replied to regain the three goal lead for the Demons. Roger Vyse capitalized on an awarded penalty shot to bring the Demons up 6-2. After Joe Haodais Maracle scored on the powerplay, the Inferno buried three goals to end the half and bring the score to 7-5. Second quarter Brampton goals came from rookie Dustin Caravello, former Brock Badger Mark Farthing and former Buffalo Bandit Travis Irving.
In the third quarter, the Demons took a 9-7 lead just under four minutes in until the Inferno poured on three straight to take their first lead of the game. The lead would not last long as Wayne VanEvery answered with a pair of goals to regain the lead. Roger Vyse found the back of the cage to make the score 12-10 in favour of Ohsweken.
Wayne VanEvery found the cage for the fifth time to open the final frame and extend the Demon lead to three.
The Inferno replied with three goals to tie up the game for the third time in Friday night’s matchup. Brampton’s Caravello put the ball behind Jake Henhawk on the powerplay to to knot the game and send it to overtime.
Just 22 seconds into overtime, McClure scored on found the back of the net on the man advantage to give the Inferno their first victory of the season.
Leading the way for Brampton was Ryan Campbell who had an eight point night which included a hat-trick and five assists.
For the Demons, Wayne VanEvery posted five goals and added an assist. Brampton netminder Jay Preece closed the door on 39 of 53 Demon chances en route to the victory.
The Ohweken Demons will look to get back into the W column as the Barrie Blizzard head to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena for their first game in CLax history this afternoon(Jan 26).
The Inferno will look to string a pair of wins together as the Niagara Lock Monsters visit the Powerade Centre this afternoon and it can be heard on The Lacrosse Radio Network.
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