By Haldimand Press Staff
HALDIMAND—Down 2-0 in their series against the Grimsby Peach Kings last week, the Dunnville Mudcats threw everything they had into Game 3 on February 12, 2019 for a 2-0 win.
Ultimately, this meant keeping Grimsby off the scoreboard, as they had scored nine times in the first two games, which Mudcat goalie Dalton McBride managed with 33 saves. It was a slow game, with the first goal coming at 2:21 into the second from James Bradshaw and the second goal coming with less than three minutes remaining from Joshua Phibbs. Along with no goals, there were no penalties in the first period either. In total, Grimsy had only two penalties and Dunnville three.
It was a very different story the following night as Dunnville lost control of the game and their emotions. A lone Grimsby player managed to get past the Mudcats while shorthanded in the first, and a second player added to the lead on the powerplay that period. Grimsby scored again on the powerplay early in the second, then twice more in the first half of the third. The Peach Kings scored again only 23 seconds later, bringing their lead to 6-0 before Joshua Phibbs managed one for Dunnville unassisted. Grimsby scored once more shorthanded and the buzzer rang with a sore 7-1 loss for Dunn-ville. Dalton McBride made 30 saves in net.