Sault, Levelle lead Brantford’s comeback


ACH logoDUNDAS—Cam Sault, with two goals and an assist, and Chris Levelle, with a goal and two assists, spearheaded a Brantford comeback as the Blast drew first blood, 5-3, from the Dundas Real McCoys in the best-of-seven Allan Cup Hockey final on Friday night (March 21) in the J.L. Grightmire Arena.

After Dundas had taken a 2-0 first period lead and a 3-1 margin before the second period was five minutes old, the Blast potted four unanswered goals to take the series opener for the John Ross Robertson Cup before a crowd of 1,100 fans.

Game two of the playoff series goes Sunday in the Brantford Civic Centre at 2 p.m. Game three is Friday, March 28 in the Grightmire at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to Sault and Levelle, Brantford got goals from Joel Prpic, and Chad Spurr.

Scott Stafford, Jason Ward and Cam Watson replied for the Real McCoys.

Blast goalie Brett Legatt made 30 saves on 33 shots while Real McCoys netminder Mike Mole rejected 30 of 35 offerings.

John Ross Robertson Cup Championship

Brantford leads best of seven series 1-0

Friday, March 21 Brantford 5, at Dundas 3
Sunday, March 23 Dundas at Brantford 2 p.m.
Friday, March 28 Brantford at Dundas 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 30 Dundas at Brantford 2 p.m.
*Friday, April 4 Brantford at Dundas 7:30 p.m.
*Sunday, April 6 Dundas at Brantford 2 p.m.
*Monday, April 7 Brantford at Dundas 7:30 p.m.

*If necessary

SCORING SUMMARY

Period 1
Dundas – Scott Stafford (Jay McKee, Simon Mangos) 12:25
Dundas – Jason Ward (power play) (Nick Smith, Simon Mangos) 19:41

Penalties
Dundas – Steve Hurst – (Roughing) 2 MIN, 9:32
Brantford – Chris Leveille – (Tripping) 2 MIN, 19:05
Brantford – Ryan Tocher – (Cross Checking) 2 MIN, 19:35

Period 2
Brantford – Joel Prpic (power play) (unassisted) 3:42
Dundas – Cam Watson (Matthew Smith) 4:05
Brantford – Chris Leveille (power play) (Cam Sault) 10:55
Brantford – Cam Sault (Chris Leveille) 16:58
Brantford – Chad Spurr (Jamie Williams, Jon Jankus) 17:49

Penalties
Dundas – Dave Bowman – (Hooking) 2 MIN, 2:21
Brantford – Josh Domingues – (Roughing) 2 MIN, 9:21
Dundas – Joe Koudys – (Roughing) 2 MIN, 9:21
Dundas – Adam Deleeuw – (High Sticking) 2 MIN, 9:53
Dundas – Jay McKee – (Interference) 2 MIN, 11:28

Period 3
Brantford – Cam Sault (Chris Leveille, Chris Rebernik) 0:21

Penalties
Brantford – Chad Spurr – (Hooking) 2 MIN, 4:53
Dundas – Scott Mifsud – (High Sticking) 2 MIN, 7:42
Dundas – Dave Bowman – (Cross Checking) 2 MIN, 11:26
Dundas – Steve Hurst – (Spearing, double minor) 4 MIN, 17:59