By Darryl G. Smart
The Delhi Knights of Columbus Rockets road to the Ontario minor Hockey Association midget C final was about as smooth as it gets. And they knew once they got to that championship series, it would be a tough one.
They were correct about that.
The Delhi Rockets opened its Ontario Minor Hockey Association final over the weekend with the Mariposa Lightning taking a 3-1 lead in the best-of-six point series that has gone to overtime in every game.
On Friday, in Little Britain, regulation time and overtime solved nothing, as the two teams played to a 3-3 draw.
Sunday, in front of a great crowd in Delhi, nothing again was solved in regulation time. But this time, the Lightning struck with two minutes remaining in overtime to come away with a 4-3 victory.
Game 3 of the series is back in Delhi Wednesday at 8pm.
The Caledonia Thunder will now play for the provincial championship.
On Saturday at home, the Thunder scored a 4-3 win over the Fort Erie Meteors in Game 5 of its OMHA midget BB semifinal. With the win, the Thunder take the best-of-six point semifinal series 6-4.
They now face the winner of the semifinal between the Collingwood Blackhawks and Stirling Blues. That series is tied 5-5, with Game 6 Monday.
The Norwich Knighthawks will face the Flesherton Golden Hawks for the OMHA midget DD championship.
After beating the Drayton Defenders in three-straight games, they now wait for its OMHA final to begin.
Times and dates for the best-of-six point series has yet to be determined.
The Tillsonburg Tornadoes now have an opponent for the OMHA atom BB championship.
After disposing of the Fort Erie Meteors in three-straight games they will play the Collingwood Blackhawks.
Times and dates for the best-of-six point series have yet to be determined.
The Hagersville Hawks run to a OMHA bantam C title has ended.
On Friday in Alvinston, the Hawks dropped a 4-3 decision to the East Lambton Eagles. With the victory, the Eagles win the best-of-six point semifinal series 6-2.
The Eagles will take on the Minto Mad Dogs in the final.