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1998-1999 Season News

January 26, 1999

On Tuesday night in Port Stanley it was a battle of the boards, the bodies, and what will probably be the deciding battle for playoff home ice advantage between second and third place Thamesford Trojans and Port Stanley Lakers.

It was a hard fought game with the Port Stanley Lakers thinking they had the two points for the win but Thamesford didn't give up and with only 16 seconds left in regulation time Luke Ringler put one past Jeff Lucarino to tie the game at 4 a piece.

The overtime period was just as nail biting as the first three periods but the only winner was the people who came out to watch the talented Junior "D" players.

Arthur Demelo and Grant Smith each scored two for the Lakers while Jeff Konigshofer, Zack Williamson, Dan Strattion, and Luke Ringler replied for the Trojans.

Shots on net: Lakers 46, Trojans 33.

Score by period: 1-0 Thamesford after one, 3-3 after two.

January 22, 1999

With four regulars out of the line up and a couple of players either playing ill or injured, the Port Stanley Lakers put up a valiant effort but couldn't hang on as the North Middlesex Stars came to town and swamped the Lakers 6-4 in Port Stanley on Friday night.

Although the Lakers started the scoring 15 seconds into the first period, with Arthur Demelo scoring his first of three for the evening, they couldn't maintain the energy needed to take control through to the third period where the Stars' Andy Henry scored the winner at 11:14 of the third frame. The Stars' Cory Matchum capped off the night with an empty netter, which was his third goal of the game.

Port Stanley's offense was supplied by Steve Cameron's single goal coming late in the first period and Arthur Demelo's three goals. One goal came at even strength, one on a power play and one shorthanded.

North Middlesex lead 3-2 after one. Tied game 4-4 after two.

January 15 and 17, 1999

For his second time this year Ryan Smith scored a hat trick on Friday in Port Stanley. This time it was to lead the Port Stanley Lakers to a 9-3 victory over the Yeck Conference, Thomas Division first place Belmont Bombers.

Ryan then followed this up with a two goal performance to lead the Lakers to a 7-5 win over the Trojans in Thamesford on Sunday night.

Younger brother Grant Smith is no slouch either having put up five points in the two weekend games and current fourth in team scoring.

Included in Friday's scoring was Ron Fish, Trevor Emms, Derek Daypuck and Steve Cameron with one goal each.

Belmont lead 2-0 after one. Port Stanley lead 4-3 after two.

Shots on goal: Lakers 46, Bombers 25

In Sunday's game the rest of the Lakers' offense was contributed by Steve Cameron, Trevor Emms and Derek Daypcuk with singles along with Arthur Demelo who scored two.

Lakers lead 2-0 after one. Tied game 3-3 after two.

January 10, 1999

The Port Stanley Lakers recorded their second straight shut out as they beat the Lambeth Lancers 3-0 in Lambeth on Sunday night.

The Lakers' Jeff Lucarino had to be very sharp in net in order to stop the Lancer attack and keep all 27 shots from touching the back of the twine.

Port Stanley's first goal of the game came at 5:57 of the second period with a nifty give and go from Steve Cameron to Arthur DeMelo, who buried it past Lambeth's netminder Ernie Santagapita.

Their second goal of the night came early in the third period when Erik Nielson took a slap shot from the point through a lot of traffic to find nothing but net. It appeared that the puck was redirected by someone in front of the net but the goal was awarded to Nielson.

The Lakers' third goal came late in the final frame when Ryan Smith came out from behind the net to tuck the puck in the short side before anyone realized he even had the puck.

Shots on net: Lakers 33, Lancers 27.

January 8, 1999

In a wide open end-to-end game the frustrated Mt. Brydges Bulldogs got bitten by the Port Stanley Lakers 9-0 in Port Stanley on Friday night.

In the closing minutes of the second period with the Lakers up 4-0, all hockey was forgotten when the two goaltenders decided to do their dance at centre ice. Both netminders were assessed a Game Misconduct for fighting and a Gross Misconduct for making a travesty of the game.

Port Stanley's Ron Fish and Ryan Smith scored two apiece to lead the Lakers' offense. Both Ron and Ryn scored one of their goals while short handed. The rest of the Laker output were singles by Ryan Dickson, Mike Flanagan, Arthur DeMelo, Kevin Brown and Steve Cameron.

The Lakers lead 3-0 after one and 5-0 after two.

Shots on net: Lakers 58, Bulldogs 47

December 27, 1998

The North Middlesex Stars came out flying in the first period against the Port Stanley Lakers on Sunday afternoon in Parkhill and staked themselves to a 3-0 lead by the first intermission.

Port Stanley battled back in the second period with two goals of their own with goals by Ryan Smith and Steve Cameron to cut the Sars lead to 3-2.

The Lakers' Ryan Dickson's lone goal of the third period tied the game at three a piece and sent the game into sudden victory overtime.

The overtime period could not produce a winner.

The Lakers' goalie Jason Allison and the Stars' goalie Steve Schepers both had stellar performances stopping a number of breakaways and two-on-ones to keep the game tied at three.

Shots on net: Stars 42, Lakers 27

Friday, December 11, 1998

A disallowed goal for Port Stanley early in the third period and two quick Belmont goals in the last minute of the second period allowed the Bombers to sink the Lakers 5-3 in Port Stanley on Friday night.

Applying the offense for Port Stanley was Ryan Dickson, Steve Cameron and Matt MacFarlane with one goal apiece.

Belmont's attack was lead by Shawn Burgess with three goals followed by George Kapogianes and Nathan Doan with one goal each.

Jeff Lucarino faces 26 shots for the Lakers while Ryan Walker faced 32 shots for the Bombers.

Sunday, December 6, 1998

The Belmont Bombers scored their first goal ten seconds into the game but couldn't maintain their lead as Port Stanley came back to win 7-4 in Belmont on Sunday night.

Arthur Demelo had two goals and Trevor Emms had a goal and two assists to pace Port Stanley's attach while Steve Cameron, Bryan Dacosta, Ron Fish and Justin Armstrong added singles.

Nathan Doan, Craig Geerlinks, Eric Johnston and George Kapogianes notched one apiece for the Bombers.

The Bombers split the goaltending dutes between Ryan Walker and Mike Craftchick while Jason Allison tended net for the Lakers.

Shots on net: Lakers 34, Bombers 29

Friday, December 4, 1998

The Port Stanley Lakers defense broke down in the last minute of play to allow Daryl Lelacher to score twice to give the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs a 7-6 come from behind win in Port Stanley on Friday night.

Daryl completed the night with four goals and two assists.

Ryan Dickson for Port Stanley had his best output of the year with three goals (one short handed) and one assist for four points while linemate Steve Cameron also had a four point night with one goal and three assists.

Arthur Demelo did his part for the Lakers contributing with one goal and two assists while Trevor Emms provided a single.

Mt. Brydges had singels from Mark Doyle, Erice Poirier and Shawn Kaspersma.

Netminder Ryan Burningham took the loss for Port Stanley while Kyle Cowan notched a win for Mt. Brydges.

Shots on net: Bulldogs 40, Lakers 24.

Wednesday, December 2, 1998

On Wednesday night in Lucan, Port Stanley Laker Steve Cameron took a goal mouth feed from Trevor Emms to score a late third period marker and the Lakers were able to hold on to a 6-5 win over the Lucan Irish Six.

Two of Port Stanley's goals came from Justin Armstrong and Adam Harper who are usually kept busy by being used as a checking line.

Laker Ron Fish had a superb game and came away with a goal in the second period for his efforts. Kudos also go out to Ron for playing exceptional hockey since he's come back after missing most of the first half of the season with an injury.

Arthur Demelo and Trevor Emms rounded off the scoring for the Lakers. Both scoring in the first period.

Netminder Jeff Lucarino had a very strong performance for Port Stanley, stealing a lot of quality chances from Lucan while allowing his team to stay in the game.

Lucan's goals were from Kevin Dunbar with two and singles by Justin Mulligan, Chad Greenlee and Greg Henderson.

The Lakers lead 2-1 after period one and 4-3 after period two.

Shots on net: Lakers 25, Lucan 36

Saturday, November 28, 1998

The Port Stanley Lakers held on to third place in the Thomas division by beating the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs 6 to 2 in Mt. Brydges on Saturday night.

The Lakers were able to capitalize on their chances by scoring three power play goals as well as one short handed. The Lakers were able to distribute their offense to six different attackers. Ryan Dickson and Steve Cameron scored in the first period. Arthur DeMelo, Ron Fish, and Matt MacFarlane scored in the second period and Ryan Smith capped of the night with his short handed goal in the third.

All of Mt. Brydges' scoring was done in the second period. The first goal was by Eric Poirier and the second was by Trevor Clark.

Jason Allison took the win for Port Stanley while the Bulldogs split the netminding duties between Kyle Cowan and Rodger Thomas.

Friday, November 27, 1998

In a battle for third place in the Thomas division the Smith brothers lead the Port Stanley Lakers to a 7 to 3 win over the Lambeth Lancers in Port Stanley on Friday night.

Older brother Ryan scored once in the second period and twice in the third for his first had trick of the season while younger brother Grant scored his share with one goal in the second period and one in the third.

Port Stanley started the scored with Steve Cameron netting a power play marker with less than a minute left in the first period while Trevor Emms rounded off the scoring for the Lakers with an empty net goal late in the third.

The first goal for Lambeth was a power play goal by Darcy Cox in the second period with Trevor Emms off for interference. Their second goal was also a power play marker in the third period, this time by Jason Stacey with Josh Hoover off for holding. Lambeth's final goal was an even strenth goal scored by Trevor Drummond at 19:05 of the third period.

Shots on net: Lakers 43, Lancers 42.

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