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Bradford rattles South Muskoka Shield with 10-4 win

Victory extends local team's win streak to three
The Bradford Rattlers celebrate in this file photo.

The Bradford Rattlers extended their winning streak to three games on Sunday with a 10-4 victory over the South Muskoka Shield.

The Rattlers pregame included Alexander Ciupac as flag bearer for the evening, courtesy of the spotlight by sponsor Upsight & Sound in Barrie.

The Rattlers started the game off with a quick goal just over one minute into the first period by William-Daniel Burns (No. 22), assisted by Swn Meusy (No. 12) and Stephan Levitskiy (No. 14). South Muskoka, however, would quickly respond with their own goal by Braedon Mitchell at 5:42 into the period. This would be their only goal in the first period.

Bradford would proceed to drain the puck four more times in the first period with goals by Hunter Godmere (No. 20) at 6:04, assisted by Ryan St. John (No. 13) and Jesper Eriksson (No. 8); Jesper Eriksson at 6:50, assisted by Stepan Levitskiy; a second goal by William-Daniel Burns at 16:15; and finishing off the period with 1:53 remaining with a power-play goal by Jacob Rhodin (No. 91), assisted by Hunter Godmere and Jesper Eriksson.

The second period would start off with a battle between Bradford’s Brayden Uluqsi (No. 16) and South Muskoka’s Aaron Sloan (No. 92), giving the crowd the period’s first set of action with a fight mere minutes into the period start, resulting in both players being ejected from the game. The Rattlers would proceed to score at 3:08 into the period with Jacob Rhodin’s second goal of the evening, assisted by Daniel Suda (No. 20) and Swen Meusy.

However, South Muskoka wouldn’t allow the Rattlers long in their goal celebrations with a quick responding goal at 3:23 by Braedon Mitchell to make the score 6-2. The Rattlers would retaliate, though, with another power-play goal by Jacob Rhodin that would not only net him a hat trick for the night but also the game’s first star; goal was assisted by Swen Meusy.

The second period would continue with penalties on both sides with a cumulative 34 minutes in penalties issued between the two teams. South Muskoka would continue to fight to stay in the game with a goal by Anrijs Bundzenience at 10:57 responded to by goals by Rattlers Stephan Leviskiy at 13:15 and, finally, Daniel Suda with only 13.6 seconds remaining in the second period.

The third period would proceed quickly and relatively quietly in comparison to the prior two periods, seeing a single goal from both teams. Bradford would start the period at 6:45 with a goal by Jesper Eriksson and assisted by Jacob Rhodin and Hunter Godmere. South Muskoka received a goal at 9:25 by Toms Breikss.

The game completed with Bradford Rattlers receiving all the stars for the game, with Jacob Rhodin (No. 91) being named first star with three goals and one assist, Jesper Eriksson second star with two goals and two assists, and Daniel Suda with the third star having one goal and two assists.

The Bradford Rattlers welcome everybody to attend next Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Bradford Leisure Centre (blue ice) as the Bradford Rattlers take on the Ville Marie Pirates.

The Rattlers also encourage all attendees to make a sign for a chance to win a prize at the night’s game.

Calling all first responders: The Bradford Rattlers are proud to host a first responders appreciation night for the game on Oct. 30. The Bradford Rattlers respect and thank our first responders, and in appreciation of their service and in respect to National First Responders Day on Oct. 28, we invite all first responders and their families to attend the game on Oct. 30. Game proudly sponsored by Steve Quesnel at McKague Mortgages.

Looking to complete your community service hours? Have a group looking to participate in intermission activities, be a flag bearer, national anthem singer, or a group to attend a game? Fundraising, advertisement or sponsorship considerations? Contact [email protected] to inquire for more information.

The Bradford Rattlers thank our sponsors and fans for helping put on an amazing evening.