Gaels Sweep Dogs, Advance To Ontario Final

The Clarington Green Gaels led by captain Steve Conrad defeated a very tough Halton Hills side 11-9 in OT to capture the eastern conference final. A see-saw affair that seen the lead change several times pushed the Gaels to the limit on many occasions.

But the story of the night was the leadership of Gaels Captain Steve Conrad. Both Halton goalies felt his wrath as he leveled both Robson and Hundal in races for the loose ball to bring the huge hometown crowd to its feet. Todd Collins, Scott Fitchett and Ryan Degerdon also played huge parts in the Gaels victory.

The game wasn’t without its hairy moments as both teams decided to dance at the 11:22 mark of the second when a Gaels player was shoved into the open Dogs door and lost his stick in the scuffle .The Dogs bench wanted to dissect the Gaels stick and see what their secret to success is this year. When asked to return the stick the Dogs bench staff decided to play you can look but not touch and the mayhem ensued.

The main event featured an Eric Sorechetti dismantling of the Dogs Daniel Patterson; further such discussions resulted in a couple of game misconducts for both sides. The Gaels stormed back in the third to tie it only to see the Dogs pull ahead. Matt Cockerton sent the game to OT with a score at 16;32 of the third. It was all Gaels in the extra frame as Conrad scored both times utilizing his speed and size to seal Hiltons’ fate for the 2007 season.

Both teams quietly shook hands and left the next scrap up to the coaching staffs as harsh words were bandied about as the teams left the floor. Six Nations in our house next week sometime, check this space for the schedule that will be released in the next couple of days. Thanks to all the fans from both sides that attended tonight you made the atmosphere one to remember .Check the official site for the box score.

Submitted by Ron Messer


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