The road to the Super Bowl



By Doug Kennedy


The road to the Super Bowl goes through New England once again.


Both games on Sunday went to overtime and both were won by the road teams. It looked like New England might be beat, but Tom Brady led them down the field in overtime to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in an unbelievable game.


The Patriots will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl for the third straight year. In the NFC game, the LA Rams came from behind to defeat New Orleans in overtime, 26-23.


*Justin Graham of Durham is leading the senior hockey league in scoring with 22 goals and 46 assists. Garrett Meurs and Cody Britton are in the top 15. Garrett has 21 goals and 16 assists and Cody has 15 goals and 19 assists. Greg Dodds of Clinton has the best goals against with a 2.26 average. Ripley’s two goalies are right behind with Ryan MacDonald at 2.29 and Jason Hamilton at 2.46.


*KMHA playoffs are already in full swing for the boy’s rep teams. Our Atoms are down 2-0 to Mitchell with game three in Tiverton on Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. Our Peewees are down 2-0 to Saugeen Shores with game three on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Davidson Centre. The Bantams are up 2-1 over BCH and they will continue their series after the International Silver Stick. The Midgets are down 2-0 to Mitchell with game three in Tiverton on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.


*One of my biggest complaints about hockey in Ontario is that our season does not start until the end of October and there will be so many teams out in the next couple weeks. Hockey schedules should start Sept. 1 and playoffs should start in March. Get to the final four teams and have a tournament or best of threes on weekends to wrap up the last month.


I have a proposal into the PJHL to do the same thing. Playoffs do not start until the last week of February. Have a tournament the first week of May with the final four and the host team. It would be a great week of hockey in small town Ontario. The schedule is way too short for what is our game.