COLLINGWOOD, ON - DECEMBER 22: Gabriel Ciarallo #15 of the Georgetown Raiders skates with the puck during the third period at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena on December 22, 2023 in Ontario, Canada (Photo by Jamie Green / OJHL Images)

Here’s what you need to know about the weekend that was for your Georgetown Raiders. Happy Monday, Georgetown.

Friday, January 26th, the Raiders travelled to Milton for a face-off with the rival Menace. As I wrote about last week, not only was this a rivalry game, but this was a great opportunity for Georgetown to prove they can hang around with teams ahead in the standings.

The Menace took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission and doubled the lead early in the second frame before Gabe Ciarallo got the Raiders on the board with his 10th goal of the season; a powerplay tally. The score would remain 2-1 for the opponent until almost halfway through the third period, where Milton took a 3-1 lead. However, the Raiders showed a lot of fight to come back in this game, with John Mitchell scoring his first as a Raider at the 12 minute mark in the third. The Raiders kept pushing for an equalizer goal but unfortunately could not find the back of the net. Milton added a fourth goal via an empty net, and that’s where this game would end. A note for the entire game should be the number of power play opportunities that Milton had, at 12 – not ideal. The Raiders still had seven chances on the powerplay, but any time the opponent has double digit chances in this category, it is not a fantastic outcome.

For Georgetown, although it ended in a loss, it felt like the Raiders kept pace with Milton and even outplayed them for a portion of the game. It came down to a few mistakes that Milton capitalized on, which is the mark of a good squad. It was a close game and one that GTown can learn from going forward. Important to take a positive from a loss when you are able to for the Raiders.

The next evening, Saturday, January 27th, the Raiders returned home to face the Leamington Flyers for North Halton Twisters Night presented by Canadian Tire.

The Raiders wanted revenge from the night previous. Leamington jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead inside the first half of the first period. However, the Raiders mounted an impressive comeback in the second period, scoring three unanswered goals to take a 3-2 lead into the third. Raiders goal scorers were Teddy Puccini, Carson Lloyd, and Colin Maund. Unfortunately, Leamington scored a power play goal at the 3:38 mark of the third to tie things up. 3-3 is where this contest would stay through 60 minutes, albeit with both teams fighting for another score and having many opportunities to take a new lead. The first over time and second over time periods would solve nothing except to continue the spirited back-and-forth pace, and 3-3 is where we ended the night. The resulted provided Georgetown with their first tie of the season, and securing one point for the effort.

The Raiders now sit in a tie for 5th in the West conference with the Oakville Blades at 47 points apiece. Ahead in fourth, the Buffalo Jr. Sabres have 53 points. Full standings are here.

Georgetown has three games this upcoming week. Our last game in January is a home game at Alcott Arena on the 31st at 7:30PM vs. the Halliburton County Huskies. Friday February 2nd, the Raiders will travel to the Gale Centre in Niagara for a battle with the Canucks at 7PM. The next night, the Raiders return to Alcott Arena in GTown for a 5:30PM affair with the Mississauga Chargers. Stay tuned for the preview article coming later this week.

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