In season head to head Greater Metro Hockey League action in the 2014 – 2015 season, the Tottenham Steam and the Bradford Bulls have met four times previous to hitting the ice on January 14th for their fifth match-up of the season. The Steam has scored scored the Bulls 35 – 16 in the four meets before Wednesday evening’s game at the Bob Fallis Arena in Bradford, Ontario. Tottenham holds down first place overall in the GMHL with a total of 28 wins and 4 losses while the 17th place Bulls have 8 wins and 21 losses.
57 seconds into the game, Tottenham’s David Savery scored his 12th of the season to give the Steam a 1 – 0 lead with assists from Braden Kavaratzis and Brandon Gaudette. The Steam’s Corey DeRose who was playing his first game in a Tottenham jersey score his first goal of the season at 1:16 of the period to give the visitors a 2 – 0 lead with helpers from Dalton Anderson and Yoren De Smet. Bringing DeRose total to two on the evening at 5:06 of the first, the Barrie, Ontario native sunk Tottenham’s third of the game with a pass from Braedan Foote. Kavaratzis scores his 40th on the season for the Steam at the 11:58 mark of the first to give Tottenham a 4 – 0 lead. Ferdinando Colella and Gaudette added the contributors on Karavatzis goal.
20 year old Moscow,Russia native Valery Ledovsky added to the GMHL league leaders score at 2:11 of the second to give the Steam a 5 – 0 lead with a pass from newly acquired Corey DeRose. Kavaratzis and Mack Boyce assisted on Gaudette’s second of the game at 9:04 of the period to bring the lead to 6 – o. Dalton Anderson found the back of Bradford’s net at 10:28 of the second with his 14th on the season with assists from Ledovsky and Savery. Tottenham’s Wyatt Young set up David Savery for his second of the night at 11:32 of the second to increase the Steam’s lead to 8 – 0.
4:59 into the third, Gaudette registers his second of the game with Savery and goaltender Lukas Saldon contributing on the Steam’s ninth of the game. Ledovsky scored another one of the Steam at 17:37 of the period for his second of the game with a pass from Savery. Brandon Gaudette scored his third of the game to give the 21 year old Angus, Ontario his 78th point of the season and a hat trick in the 11 – 0 shutout win over the Bulls.
Lukas Saldon earns his seventh win of the season and his second shutout in 2014 – 2015.
Tottenham coach Ryan Wood’s told the Junior Hockey Network that “after giving up 12 goals in the last two games, it was nice to have a better defensive effort from everyone.”
The Steam will host the ninth place expansion (20-14-2) Niagara Whalers at the Tottenham Community & Fitness Centre on January 17th at 7:30 p.m.