By Darryl G. Smart
The Delhi Rockets Hockey were hoping for a boost from the home crowd Wednesday in Game 1 of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association midget C semifinals.
It’s safe to say they did.
The Rockets took off out of the gates and came away with a 8-1 win over the East Lambton Eagles to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-six point semifinal.
Game 2 is in Alvinston on Friday at 8:30pm. The series returns to Delhi Sunday for Game 3 at 5pm.
The winner will take on either the Mariposa Lightning or South Bruce Blades in the OMHA midget C final.
The Norwich Knighthawks won a nailbiter Wednesday night to open up its best-of-six point OMHA midget DD semifinal against the Drayton Defenders.
Game 2 is Friday at 8pm and Game 3 is Sunday at 3:30pm, both in Norwich.
The winner of this semifinal plays the winner of the series between the Centre Hastings Grizzlies and Flesherton Golden Hawks.
BANTAM AE GROUP 3-5
dropped its OMHA bantam AE semifinal opener 6-0 to the Mt. Brydges Cougars Wednesday on the road.
Game 2 is Friday at 5pm in Caledonia, with Game 3 Sunday at 6pm in Mt. Brydges.
The winner of this semifinal will take on either the BCH Ice Dogs or Penetang Flames.