Last night was the 2012 home opening game for the Beaches Jr. A. There was lots of buzz and excitement around the Beach as the management, players and fans awaited May 13th to see the boys for the first time at Ted
Reeve Arena. The atmosphere was electric as about 350 people filled the stands and the arena was decked out in all new Beaches Jr. A decor. The boys had a slow start to the game going down two goals early but battled back with goals by Greg Davidson and Jordy Robertson to tie it at 2-2. St. Catharines regained their two goal lead to end the first period 4-2. The second period did not start well for the Beaches as St. Catharines stormed out of the gate scoring two unanswered goals to go up 6-2. But the boys kept on pressuring and mounted their own attack with Jackson Hulbert, Rob King, and Mike Triolo scoring to make it a 6-5 game at the end of the second period. Unfortunately, the third period belonged to St. Catharines. Jordy Robertson was able to score his second goal of the game shorthanded, but the Athletics scored four in the period to win the game 10-6. Although they were not victorious in the much anticipated opener, the boy’s received a great ovation from their amazing fans for their effort. The boys will take on the Warrior’s tomorrow in Whitby as they look to grab their first win of the season.