May 10 – A Wednesday night match-up at the historic Port Credit Arena pitted the Saints against the Tomahawks. Cory Campbell took the cage for Newmarket, while Adam Brennan got the call for Mississauga.
The two sides traded chances early on, until Zavier Luddington managed to give Newmarket the lead five minutes in on a great solo effort. But after that, the Tomahawks took over, out-shooting and out-battling the Saints for loose balls. Halfway through the first, Mississauga struck, igniting a four-goal run to close out the period up 4-1.
The break did little to stem the momentum as Mississauga came out running and buried three more just over five minutes into the period. Dougie Crawford and Luca Romano managed to cut the lead, but the Tomahawks went another run to close the second, heading to intermission up 10-3.
The third was a more evenly matched period, but the Saints still struggled to find the net. Mississauga extended the lead to 13-3 until Romano and Angus Rawding found the twine.
“That's one you dwell on for about 5 minutes and then move on,” said Saints Head Coach, Dan Ransom Sr. “Players scrambled to get there. Guys called in sick. We started late and we ended up behind. Not a good night all around. The only good news is we've got two home games this weekend to make up for it.”
Final score: Tomahawks 13 – Saints 5.
Up next – the Saints host a pair of weekend games against teams from the Far East Division. The Nepean Knights are first up on Saturday night. 730PM start time at Ray Twinney.
And be sure to come out Sunday for a special Mother’s Day game. All moms get in for free to see the Saints take on the Gloucester Griffins at 2PM.