A High School Hockey Clash

With the high school hockey playoffs just around the corner, the action is heating up as teams jockey to move up the standings. Thursday, the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors took to the ice at the Morgan Firestone Arena in Ancaster. The fourth place Royals capitalized on virtually every Warrior miscue, got scoring from 4 different players, and skated away with a 4-0 win. Here’s a look at the action.  – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0. Ancaster's Owen Norton heads up ice with the puck.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0. Ancaster’s Owen Norton heads up ice with the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0.  Royals Owen Norton breaks through the Warriors defence. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0. Royals Owen Norton breaks through the Warriors defence. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0.  Ancaster's Ray Thompson looks to make a pass. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0. Ancaster’s Ray Thompson looks to make a pass. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0.  Ancaster's Bryce Robertson flies over a Waterdown player. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0. Ancaster’s Bryce Robertson flies over a Waterdown player. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0.  Ancaster's Ryann Irving tries to stuff the puck past Waterdown goalie Jason Winks.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0. Ancaster’s Ryann Irving tries to stuff the puck past Waterdown goalie Jason Winks.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0.  Ancaster's Lucas Ojero breaks in alone on Warriors goalie Jason Winks. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0. Ancaster’s Lucas Ojero breaks in alone on Warriors goalie Jason Winks. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0.  Ancaster's Connor Russell tries to jam the puck past Waterdown goalie Jason Winks. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0. Ancaster’s Connor Russell tries to jam the puck past Waterdown goalie Jason Winks. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0.  Ancaster's Sam Stafford fights off a pair of Warriors for the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0. Ancaster’s Sam Stafford fights off a pair of Warriors for the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0.  Waterdown's Liam Stevens is pursued by Ancaster's Lucas Ojero. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0. Waterdown’s Liam Stevens is pursued by Ancaster’s Lucas Ojero. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0. Waterdown's Liam Stevens keeps his head up as he breaks into the offensive zone.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0. Waterdown’s Liam Stevens keeps his head up as he breaks into the offensive zone. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0.  Ancaster's Owen Norton fires the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Thursday, February 6, 2014 -High School hockey game between the Ancaster Royals and the Waterdown Warriors. Ancaster defeated the first place squad from Waterdown, 4-0. Ancaster’s Owen Norton fires the puck. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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