Milton Menace break even on opening weekend

MILTON, ON - SEPTEMBER 8: Ceremonial puck drop at the Milton Menace home opener with Justin O'Donnell #88 of the Milton Menace and Jonah Cochrane #7 of the Brantford 99ers at the Milton Memorial Arena on September 8, 2023 in Ontario, Canada (Photo by Michelle Malvaso / OJHL Images)

Milton, Ontario, Canada / FM101 Milton Now

Surprise! The Milton Menace have started their season.

They kicked things off on Friday, September 8th with their home opener at the Milton Memorial Arena against the Brantford 99ers.

Things didn’t start off great for Milton, with Brantford taking the 1-0 lead early on in the first. The Menace would answer back with a goal late in the first, with James Jagodic (assisted by Graeme Macauley and Alexander Siletsky) tying things up at the 16:40 mark. Less than a minute later, Milton would take the lead. Aidan Puley made it 2-1, assisted by Madden MacDougall and Alessandro Petreccia.

The second period would be scoreless for both teams, but the third period was all 99ers. They would score three unanswered goals, and take the 4-2 win to start the season.

In net, Glen Crandall would take the loss. He stopped 24 of 27 shots, giving him a .888% save percentage.

That wasn’t it for the weekend!

The Menace got a second shot at a win on Sunday, September 10th. They took on the Niagara Falls Canucks at the Milton Memorial Arena.

Tristan Tremble kicked things off for the home team, getting the Menace on the board at the 7:02 mark. The Menace would hang on to that 1-0 through 20-minutes.

After another fruitless second period, the Menace looked to put away the Canucks. An unassisted goal by Alessandro Petreccia would help, and would make the difference, as the Menace gave up a goal with just three seconds left. They’d win 2-1.

Crandall was in net again for Milton. His official stats are not available yet, but he’s credited with the win.

Game three of this OJHL regular season will be on Thursday, September 14th. The Menace will take on the Caledon Admirals at the Mayfield Recreation Complex. Puck drop will be at 7:30 p.m.

The next home game for the Menace is on Wednesday, September 20th against the North York Rangers. Gametime is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Milton Menace home tickets for this OJHL season can be found here.

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