Barracudas bite

In hockey this year the common
theme seems to be epic upsets. In the pro ranks the underdogs are winning and
in local hockey’s playoffs the trend continues.

The biggest example of that came
last Tuesday night in the opening round of the WestTel Adult Roller Hockey
League. The last place Barracudas took it to the defending three-time champion
MEPCO High Rollers and won 6-4 at Kings Sports Centre. The Barracudas kept
things close with the top seed throughout and sealed the deal with a flurry of
goals in the second half.

The stats show it was a true team
effort for the Barracudas. Jason Windsor led the way with two goals and an
assist while Reilly Novak, Brad Galbraith and Patrick Agemian had a goal and an
assist each. Eric Lacasse had two assists while Jeff Danter had a goal and Colin Wilson had an assist.

Helping to spur on the Barracudas
was the fact that the side came into the playoffs winning two of its last three
games. Lacasse and Novak had big roles and a ton of points in those late-season

In spite of its recent golden
history, MEPCO just could not get enough shots past Barracudas goalie Jeremy
Olynik, who made save after save in net. Darryl Hather had two goals while Rob
Seward and Eric Mildenberger had a goal each.

Like fellow underdog CDMS, the Barracudas
have a week to regroup before they play for the Cherry Cup on Sunday May 23.


Lacasse and Novak enjoyed the upset.
Photos: Matthew Yates