WhiStle Radio Broadcasts the Stouffville Spirit Win of the OJHL Championship
Whistle Radio’s Broadcasting team is very proud to have been able to broadcast not only the entire Stouffville Spirit hockey season but it’s final championship game. Rick Callaghan (Red the Stash) along with a great support group including Brenda Masson and Tyler VanVegal have been there to bring our listeners a play by play report of each and every game.
Friday Night at Iroquois Park Arena in Whitby the Stouffville Spirit won the OJHL championship against the Whitby Fury bringing home the Frank L. Buckland Cup. In an intense overtime period, the Spirit won 4 – 3 with a timely goal from forward Brandon Gaudette.
The Spirit trailed 3 – 1 in the third period with just under a minute to go when the Spirit pulled goalie Jon Hall for an extra attacker. With 44 seconds left on the clock, Alex Botten scored. Hall remained on the bench and the Spirit came back to tie the game with 11 second remaining.
In overtime, with just over 10 minutes of play, and a bouncing puck in the slot, Gaudette managed to slip the puck into the net off a rebound.
The Spirit will represent the OJHL at the 2012 Dudley-Hewitt Cup in Thunder Bay from April 17 – 21. The tournament opens on April 17 as the Spirit play the SIJHL host Thunder Bay North Stars at 7:30pm.