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Beaches dominant in win over Excelsiors

By Beaches Staff, 07/01/22, 12:00PM EDT

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(TORONTO, ON) June 30, 2022 -- The Toronto Beaches were able to get back into the win column on Thursday night, beating the Brampton Excelsiors 15-4 at Ted Reeve Arena. 

The visitors were the ones to jump out to a lead early, with Logan Donnelly getting past the Beaches' defence for a quick strike in transition. However, that would be the lone goal Brampton would get in the opening period. 

Jacob Hickey would have a near-immediate answer on the power play, with Chris Harland getting his first of the summer to put Toronto into the lead. Willem Firth would have back-to-back tallies before Matt Collison scored a buzzer-beater on the crease to send the Beaches into the locker room with a 5-1 advantage. 

Toronto continued to surge in the second. Hickey, Collison, and David Peterkin all scored to open the period. Brampton got three of their own in the middle portion of the stanza. However, the Beaches also added another three goals from Hickey, Collison, and Clifford Gaston. 

The third would be the Beaches' strongest, as they were able to hold Brampton off the scoreboard. David Anderson had two while Firth and Cam Acchione each added extra markers. 

Down the home stretch, starter Will Johnston was lifted from the game for Carson McLean, who was able to make his Junior A debut, turning away multiple shots to put in a great showing in his first minutes for the Beaches.

With their 11th victory of the campaign, the Beaches will turn around quickly to welcome the Oakville Buzz to Ted Reeve Arena on Friday