Locals ousted in OMHA finals

The Delhi Rockets Bantam C team celebrating their win at the Norrie Tournament earlier this season. Delhi Rockets / Contributed photo

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The Langton Leafs fell to the East Lambton Eagles in the Novice West C finals on Sunday after recording a strong regular season.

The team of seven and eight-year-olds had an interesting route to the Ontario Minor Hockey Association finals.

The Langton Leafs started the season off as a DD Centre team. In that division they went 20-0 the first half of the season and then accepted the challenge of being moved up a division in the OMHA.

After moving up a division the Leafs were able to sweep the first two rounds of the playdowns, taking down Six Nations and Burford on their way to the finals against the Eagles.

“We won the first game in East Lambton, but then we came back to Langton and lost a close Game 2, then lost Game 3 in overtime,” said the team’s coach, Ray Stewart.

East Lambton then took Game 4 with a score of 9-3 on March 24.

The series score was 6-2 for East Lambton.

Rockets fall to West Grey Warriors

After starting off the playdowns by sweeping Six Nations and Hagersville, the Delhi Rockets fell in the OMHA Bantam C finals to the West Grey Warriors.

West Grey took the finals 6-2 over the weekend, completing the series in four games.

Game 3, which took place at the Durham and District Community Centre on Saturday, had a final score of 3-1 for the Warriors.

The West Grey Warriors went on to win the final game, 2-1, in Delhi on Sunday.

Warriors lose the battle

The Simcoe Warriors Novice Rep team was defeated in the OMHA Novice West B playdown finals on the weekend.

The Lambeth Lancers took the title after sweeping the Warriors in three games, with a series score of 6-0.

The group of eight-year-old boys and girls faced Lambeth in the finals after taking down Ingersoll Express 6-0 in the quarters, and the Ayr Flames 6-4 in the semi-finals.

Lambeth won Game 1 with a score of 11-1, Game 2 went 13-1, and Game 3 finished at 10-1.