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The Weekly Double: Tigers earn two convincing victories

November 24, 2022   ·   0 Comments

A nice change of pace and a lovely piece of news to report.

The Aurora Tigers waltzed out of the week with a 5-0 victory against the Oakville Blades and a 4-3 victory against the Brantford 99ers.

In front of 223 Oakville faithful, the Tigers came to play and goaltender Glen Crandall was ready to shut the door.

Thornton native Ryan Evenhuis opened the scoring for the Tigers with his seventh goal of the season in the first period.

In the second period, despite four infractions, the Tigers were the ones to capitalize on their power play chance.

Oakville native Carter Real scored his first goal in an Aurora Tigers jersey after arriving from the Toronto Junior Canadiens earlier in the week.

The Tigers traded captain Connor Van Weelie to the Junior Canadiens in a blockbuster deal, receiving forward Carter Real and forward Stefan Forgione in exchange.

This trade comes after sending goal scorer Khaden Henry to Kemptville in the CCHL on November 10.

Zennon Edwards would score and Lucas Stanojevic would add another in the second period to put the game out of reach. Stanojevic, would later add his second goal in the contest with the net empty.

Crandall stopped all 27 shots earning his first shutout of the season.

On Saturday, returning home to take on the 99ers, the Tigers outshot their opponent 39-22 to earn the win.

Alex Case opened the scoring in the first period, but 99ers player Kaleb Frank equalized on the power play. Real opened the scoring in the second period, but with the Tigers in penalty trouble, Owen Holmes and Jackson Drysdale scored on the power play to give the 99ers the edge heading into the third.

In the final frame, the Tigers pulled their socks up. Stanojevic and Matteo Iacovelli converted on their chances to give the boys the win in front of the home crowd.

Crandall, who got the nod for the back-to-back, added another win to his tally.

The Tigers head out on the road this week to take on the Milton Menace Friday night and the Stouffville Spirit Saturday night. Both puck drops are at 7.30 p.m.

By Robert Belardi



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