SPORTS TALK – Monday, Sep 30

 

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Brett Brochu of the London Knights – Photo by Terry Wilson/ OHL Images

Chatham’s Bridget Carleton and Team Canada had a great week at the FIBA AmeriCup, but ultimately dropped the finals to the US by a 67-46 final. Carleton and Canada went undefeated in pool play and beat Brazil to advance to the final.

Former Dresden Jr Kings netminder Brett Brochu is having a great start to his OHL career. The 17-year-old Tilbury native picked up his first win in the ‘O’ in his very first start on Friday night, a 6-2 win over Fort Erie. Brochu also tallied his first OHL assist in that game. The very next night, Brett picked up his second win, with 30 saves in a 7-3 final over Hamilton.

Chatham’s Jessie McPherson has also had an incredible start between the pipes in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League, posting back-to-back shutouts for the Cambridge Rivulettes. McPherson is committed to the University of Vermont and represented Canada’s National U-18 women’s team this summer.

THIS WEEKEND IN THE PJHL :

  • Blenheim pulled off a come from behind victory over Petrolia on Sunday night. Seth Henderson scored a pair for the Blades, who are now in a tie for third place in the Stobbs Division. Blenheim is back in action on Sunday, hosting Amherstburg.
  • Dresden dropped a 7-2 decision to the Admirals on Friday night. Breck Rainey and Dawson Winchester scored for Dresden. With a 1-3 record in the early stages, the Kings host Wallaceburg on Friday night.
  • The Wallaceburg Thunderhawks were on the wrong end of a 6-1 loss to Lakeshore on Saturday.
  • Mooretown picked up two wins over the weekend to improve to an undefeated 5-0. A 5-2 victory over Wheatley on Saturday night and a 5-4 nail-biter from Amherstburg thanks to a late power-play goal from Garrett Miller that turned out to be the game-winner with less than five minutes left in regulation.

The Chatham Maroons picked up two W’s from St. Thomas over the weekend, including a  6-5 win on the road and a 3-0 shut out at home on Sunday night. Tiago Rocha made 35 stops to earn his first GOJHL shutout. The Maroons are on the road Wednesday night in LaSalle.