Atom Wild need a pair of wins this weekend to advance to OMHA finals

The Brock Atom Wild will be looking for a pair of wins this weekend to advance to the OMHA finals.

The Wild are down 2-1 in its semifinal series against Wingham after the teams split a pair of games on Saturday (March 2) and Sunday.

Having dropped the series opener on Feb. 24, Brock battled back to tie the series with a 4-3 win in Beaverton in Game 2. Unfortunately, the local club couldn’t take control of the series the following day, losing 4-2 on home ice.

“Although we would have liked to win both home games this past weekend, we got the split. The kids played extremely hard and I thought they deserved a better fate on Sunday,” said Coach Scott MacLeish.

“We understand the pressure to win two games in Wingham now, but I feel the best of our first three games was in their barn for Game 1. These boys are competitors and I know they’ll leave it all on the ice this weekend to bring home a series win.”

The series will resume on Saturday (March 9) in Wingham at 2 p.m. with Game 5, if required, slated for Sunday at 3 p.m.

Should the next two games result in a Wild victory and a draw, Game 6 in the series will be held Monday (March 11) in Beaverton at 7 p.m.

The winner of the series will advance to the championship finals against Lambton following its series sweep against Aylmer.

Members of the Atom Wild include Cashe Wilson, Thomas Cohoon, Benjamin Gregson, Luke Malcom, Mason Mitchell, Austin Norris, Ethan MacLeish, Tarquin Talsma, Shawn Clark, Mason Pardy, Douglas Pullin, Tyson Barnett, Kruz Martin and Dax Giguere.

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