BRACEBRIDGE - Having faced off in three of their past four games, the Bracebridge Phantoms continued to haunt the Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks this past weekend, taking each of their two matchups in back-to-back tilts Feb. 9 and 10.
DO A LITTLE JIG..
Phantoms player Nemania Vucerevic behind the net of Sturgeon Falls goalie, does a little joyous jig and watches another goal by the Phantoms on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Bracebridge Memorial Centre.
Photo by Bev McMullen
The Phantoms set aside the Jacks 8-5 back on Feb. 2 and went into Sturgeon Feb. 9 hoping to keep the upper hand to stave off a South Muskoka Shield team that sits only four points back in the standings in fourth place. Quite familiar with each other, the offenses held the early advantage, as both teams traded goals through the first, beginning with Bracebridge’s Nemanja Vucurevic opening the tallies just a minute into the frame.
When the 18-minute mark of the first had hit, Phantom Kyle Cecchetto added the team’s third goal of the period for a 3-2 game heading into the second period. There, the Phantoms exploded on five straight, unanswered markers while Sturgeon only added one more late in the third for an 8-3 final.
The next evening, Feb. 10, the Phantoms played host to Sturgeon in a slightly tighter contest, but still emerged victorious 6-3 to sweep out their second to last weekend.
The regular season will end for the Phantoms with a tilt at Bobcaygeon Feb. 16 and lastly at home Feb. 17 against the second-seeded Temiscaming Titans, who are 11 points up on the third seeded Phantoms and too far out of reach to catch.