STREAK SNAPPED BY COYOTES
(Bradford, ON, Dec 1, 2015)
The Bradford Rattlers were in tough against the Alliston Coyotes this past Sunday. The Rattlers hosted the first place Alliston Coyotes where they came up just short in a 4-2 lose. Prior to Sunday, the Rattlers were riding a three game win-streak.
Despite the lose, goaltender Brad Hampton had one of the best goaltending performances of the season. Hampton made 39 saves in the match, giving the boys a chance to take down the favoured Coyotes.
Finding the back of the net included Khassan Al-Dzhilaui and Nicholas Lang for the Rattlers. Alliston's forth goal was a empty netter to seal the win.
Next up for the Rattlers is a big game against the Tottenham Steam. Tottenham has lost just one game this entire season while winning 20. Puck drop is Sunday, December 6th at 7:30pm.
The Rattlers have been hit bad with the injury bug. Five Rattler regulars remain out of the lineup, forcing the Rattlers to make some roster moves.
This week top forward Rasmus Brunnberg returned to Sweden after discovering a broken bone in his hand. Finnish defenceman Emil Bagger has also returned to Europe to rehab his nagging Shoulder. Earlier in November first line defeceman Hugo Whilhelmsson broke his forearm and returned to Sweden while Captain Devon Fullum split open ear requiring 7 stitches Sunday evening. Rookie sensation Egor Kurbator is out 2-3 weeks, on crutches nursing a knee injury.
Management has brought back former Captain Josh Willenborg to fix the shortage of bodies. Willenborg last season was by regarded by league experts as a top 10 defenceman in the entire league. This is Josh's third season with the Rattlers and will be a difference maker for the young club.