Red Wings win in a shootout

Junior A hockey is alive and well in Hamilton – although based on the size of the crowd at the Dave Andreychuk Arena on Hamilton mountain, you’d never know it. Too bad, because hockey fans missed a good game between the Hamilton Junior Red Wings and the Buffalo Junior Sabres. Fast paced game, end to end action – what more can a fan ask for? Despite falling behind by 2 goals in the first period, the Red Wings found another gear in the second and tied it at 2 apiece. After a scoreless third period and overtime period, the teams went to a shootout. Red Wings Josh LaFrance found the back of the net after several rounds of shooters, and the home side escaped with a well earned 3-2 victory. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Ryan Laufman battles Sabres Jason Heerdt. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Ryan Laufman battles Sabres Jason Heerdt. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Marco Mattina pursues a Buffalo player in the Wings end. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Marco Mattina pursues a Buffalo player in the Wings end. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Corey Caruso takes the puck past Sabres Wilson Vershay. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Corey Caruso takes the puck past Sabres Wilson Vershay. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Riley Dunda watches Sabres goalie Joseph Pianta make a save. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Riley Dunda watches Sabres goalie Joseph Pianta make a save. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Sabres Nolan Sheeran goes airborne over Red Wings Alex Zaccaria. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Sabres Nolan Sheeran goes airborne over Red Wings Alex Zaccaria. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Connor Bramwell has his head up as he closes in on Sabres Dennis Gilbert. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Connor Bramwell has his head up as he closes in on Sabres Dennis Gilbert. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Alex Zaccaria fights for the puck behind the Sabres net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Alex Zaccaria fights for the puck behind the Sabres net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monaday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Luke Sinclair pushes past a Sabres player during second period action. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monaday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Luke Sinclair pushes past a Sabres player during second period action. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Sabres Tim Klielich and Red Wings Marco Mattina battle for puck possession. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Sabres Tim Klielich and Red Wings Marco Mattina battle for puck possession. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Sabres captain Ryan Schmelzer takes the puck past sprawling goalie Mark Sinclair. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Sabres captain Ryan Schmelzer takes the puck past sprawling goalie Mark Sinclair. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Mitch Reid takes a shot past Sabres Ben Casale. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Mitch Reid takes a shot past Sabres Ben Casale. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Nathan Gomes is lined up by Sabres Dylan Howatt. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Nathan Gomes is lined up by Sabres Dylan Howatt. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Connor Bramwell and Buffalo's Jason Heerdt try to play the puck along the boards. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Connor Bramwell and Buffalo’s Jason Heerdt try to play the puck along the boards. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Mitch Reid sneaks from behind the net for a scoring attempt. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Mitch Reid sneaks from behind the net for a scoring attempt. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings goalie Mark Sinclair makes a save in the shootout. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings goalie Mark Sinclair makes a save in the shootout. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Luke Sinclair watches his shootout attempt go into the net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Luke Sinclair watches his shootout attempt go into the net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Josh LaFrance watches his shootout winner trickle through Buffalo goalie Joseph Pianta's pads. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Red Wings Josh LaFrance watches his shootout winner trickle through Buffalo goalie Joseph Pianta’s pads. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 - OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Players celebrate their shootout victory. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Monday, January 20,2014 – OJHL action, Hamilton Jr. Red Wings vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres at Andreychuk Arena Monday night. The Red Wings won in a shootout, 3-2. Players celebrate their shootout victory. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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