On Saturday afternoon in Mitchell the Western Junior “C” League All Stars defeated the Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Junior “C” League All Stars 4-3 in a very fast paced game. The win assures the Western League champions home game advantage in the Schmaltz Cup playoff this year when the league champions meet in March of 2016.
The Hanover Barons were well represented on the All Star team with forwards Jarrett Kuntz and Justin Graham, defenseman Tanner Mighton and goalie Cody Van der Heide. In the game Jarrett Kuntz opened the scoring at 15:14 of the first period assisted by fellow Baron Tanner Mighton. The Georgian Bay team responded with three goals by the 10:44 mark of the second period but the Western league responded with their own three goal outburst getting the 4-3 win. Jarrett Kuntz assisted Lauchlin Elder on the winning goal at 11:17 of the third period. Cody van der Heide played the second half of the game and shutout the Georgian Bay team in the last half of the game making many key saves especially when the Western team were two men short.
These four All Stars will be in action on Friday night at the P&H Centre when the Barons host the Mount Forest Patriots at 8:00pm.