By Doug Kennedy
The Traynor brothers are back with the Bulldogs for the balance of this season. I am sure the Bulldogs hope they can add some offence to their lineup. Jacob had started the season with the Bulldogs but found it tough to travel here on weekends from Western, where he is a first-year student. He was the leading scorer for the Bulldogs when he left the team. His brother Josh had played for the team the last two years. He is also a Western student and wanted to concentrate on school. Their father Jay grew up in Tiverton. He now lives in Cobourg. The third player the Bulldogs picked up was Geoffrey Vandenbooren from Dresden. He played for Dresden for the last five years, and is currently going to school in Sudbury. He will be playing on weekends. He looks like he could help with offence.
The Bulldogs won their only game of the weekend as they defeated Goderich 5-1 at home on Friday evening. Jamie Brock stopped 30 out of 31 shots to pick up the win in net. Austin Waite, Jake Fair, Jerrid Fossold, Bryce McFadden and Jeremy Davidson all scored single goals for the Bulldogs. Assists went to Brett Burrows, Tyler Sutter, Mike Fiegehen, Logan Freiburger, Carson English, Joseph Pringle, Brandon Stewart, Brett Angel and Brady Stewart. The Bulldogs game on Saturday night in Mount Forest was cancelled but has been rescheduled for this Wednesday. They will also host Walkerton on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and travel to Wingham on Sunday afternoon.
The Ripley Wolves lost their only game of the weekend, as their home game Saturday night was cancelled because of bad weather. Durham beat them for a second time in the last few weeks 5-4. Cody Britton had a big night scoring three goals for the wolves. Kevin Boyd scored the other goal for the Wolves. The wolves had a 4-2 lead but lost it in the third period. Blake Nichol had three assists with singles going to Brent Walton, Ben Hughes and Brett Catto. Jason Hamilton got the loss in net. The Wolves have one road game this weekend with a Saturday night game in Shelburne at 8 p.m.
What a weekend in NFL football playoffs. Baltimore looked unbeatable the last three months. Playoffs every year seem to supply a steady diet of upsets. Tennessee has now knocked off the Patriots and Baltimore the last two weekends, and both teams had the potential to win the Super Bowl. A couple friends of mine are die-hard Kansas City Chiefs fans. I am sure Spanky and Rachel could not believe Houston jumping out to a 24-0 lead early in the second quarter. Then to have Kansas City come back and score five straight touchdowns is unbelievable. Patrick Mahomes looks like the real deal. They will play the Titans at home this Sunday afternoon. I believe my favourite football coach, Andy Reid, will have a game plan to lead the Chiefs to a Super Bowl title. My luck at predictions has not been great. We will see on Sunday. It will be two great games with Green Bay at San Francisco to follow Chiefs game.