Huron Heat teams win in London, continue their playoff journeys
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
The U11 C Huron Heat have won their first two playoff games without even giving up a goal.
The team first hosted the St. Marys Rock on Jan. 21 and won by a score of 2-0, before hosting the Lambeth Lancers in Seaforth on Feb. 3 and winning by a score of 6-0.
The team then played the St. Marys Rock again in the playoffs on Feb. 5, but a score was unavailable at press time, followed by a playdown with the Lucknow and Wingham 86ers on Feb. 9 in Wingham and a game with the Mooretown Lady Flags on the road on Feb. 11.
The U11 HL Heat also won their first two playoff games (1-0 and 5-0 wins over the Mooretown Lady Flags on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, respectively) before losing to the Lucan Irish on the road on Feb. 4 by a score of 2-1.
The team is back in playoff action again on Feb. 10 against the Jets in Ilderton and the Bluewater Hawks on the road on Feb. 11.
The U13 HL Heat have three playoff wins and one tie under their belts. First, the team beat the Ilderton Jets on Jan. 27 by a score of 4-0 before tying the Lucan Irish at one on Jan. 28. The team then beat the Woodstock Wildcats in Woodstock on Jan. 30 by a score of 3-0 and the Wallaceburg Lakers in Goderich on Feb. 3 by a score of 5-0.
The team played the Lucan Irish on Feb. 4 in Lucan, but a score was unavailable at press time. The Heat then take on the St. Thomas Panthers on Feb. 10 in Goderich.
The U13 C Heat only have one playoff game in the books, but it went the right way for them, beating the St. Thomas Panthers in Clinton by a score of 3-1 on Jan. 28.
They next play the Chatham-Kent Crush on the road on Feb. 10, the Lakeshore Lightning in Clinton on Feb. 11, the St. Marys Rock in Seaforth on Feb. 13 and the Upper Maitland Mustangs in Howick on Feb. 14.
The U15 C Heat have had more of a mixed bag in the playoffs, opening with a 1-1 tie with the Lambton Attack on Jan. 27, followed by a Jan. 30 loss to the Wilmot Wolverines in Seaforth, a 4-1 loss to the Chatham-Kent Crush on Feb. 2, also in Seaforth, and a 1-0 win over the Upper Maitland Mustangs in Clinton on Feb. 4.
The team is next in action later this month, with games against the Grand River Mustangs in Fergus on Feb. 24 and the Kitchener Lady Rangers on Feb. 25.
The U18 C Heat won their first playoff game, on the road on Jan. 27, against the Sarnia Lady Sting by a score of 3-1 and then tied Sarnia in Seaforth on Feb. 4 with a score of 1-1.
The team played the Upper Maitland Mustangs on Feb. 8 in Blyth, but a score was unavailable at press time, before taking on the Wilmot Wolverines in Seaforth on Feb. 16, the Upper Maitland Mustangs on the road on Feb. 17 and the Tillsonburg Lightning on Feb. 18 in Seaforth.
The U18 BB Heat begin their playoff journey on Feb. 17 with a game against the South Huron Sabres in Clinton, while the U15 BB Heat will play their first playoff game with the South Huron Sabres on Feb. 11 in Clinton.
The U11 BB Heat have two playoff games with the Owen Sound Ice Hawks scheduled. They’ll play first in Owen Sound on March 3, followed by a game in Blyth on March 9.
Last weekend, the U13 C Huron Heat won the London Devilettes Tournament, capitalizing on what has already been a great season for the team.
The Heat opened on Feb. 2 with a 2-0 win over the St. Thomas Panthers, followed by a 5-1 win over the Mount Forest Rams later that evening.
The next day, the Heat beat the Owen Sound Ice Hawks by a score of 6-0. Then, on Sunday, the Heat beat the Tillsonburg Lightning by a score of 4-1 in the semifinal round before beating the Twin Centre Hericanes by a score of 3-2 in the finals.
The U15 BB Heat were also in London for the tournament, opening on Feb. 2 with a 5-3 win over the Mississauga Hurricanes, followed by a 4-0 loss to the host London Devilettes.
The next day, the team tied the St. Catharines Brock Junior Badgers at one, which wasn’t enough to propel them to Sunday action.
The U9 HL Heat took part in the tournament as well, opening on Feb. 2 with a 3-1 loss to Parkhill and a 5-2 loss at the hands of the host London Devilettes.
On Saturday, Feb. 3, the team then lost to the same Devilettes team by a score of 3-2 before falling to a second Devilettes team later that day by a score of 8-1.
In regular season action on Feb. 4, the U9 C Heat lost to the St. Marys Rock in Clinton by a score of 7-2 and the U9 HL team lost to the South Huron Sabres in Clinton by a score of 2-1.
Also that day, the U13 BB Heat played the Lakeshore Lightning on the road, the U9 B Heat played the Cambridge Roadrunners on the road and the U13 BB Heat played the Lakeshore Lightning on the road, but scores for those games were unavailable at press time.
On Feb. 3, the U9 C Heat tied the Woodstock Wildcats in Seaforth by a score of 2-2 and the U18 BB Heat tied the Stratford Aces on the road, also by a score of 2-2. The U13 BB Heat were in Woodstock to play the Wildcats that day, but a score was unavailable at press time.
On Feb. 2, the U11 C Heat won their special exhibition game at London’s Budweiser Gardens by a score of 2-0, while the Senior team played Milverton on the road, but a score for that game was unavailable at press time.
On Feb. 5, the U18 BB Heat played the Owen Sound Ice Hawks on the road, but a score for that game was unavailable at press time.
In regular season action this weekend, on Feb. 10, the U9 B Heat will play the Kitchener Lady Rangers on the road, the U9 C Heat will play the Chatham-Kent Crush on the road and the U11 BB Heat will play the Grand River Mustangs, also on the road. The U18 BB Heat will play the Orangeville Tigers on the road and the Senior team will host Elma Logan in Clinton.
On Sunday, Feb. 11, the U7 team will head to Parkhill for the North Middlesex Blizzard Bowl, while the U9 HL team will play the Lambton Attack in Alvinston, the U11 BB Heat will play the Devilettes in London and the U13 BB Heat will also play the London Devilettes on the road. Also that day the U9 B Heat will play the Wildcats in Woodstock and the U18 BB Heat will play the Waterloo Ravens on the road.