Lucan’s dreadful season continues at halfway point

LUCAN – The Lucan Irish’s regular season woes have continued after another poor showing over the weekend.

Once again, the Irish played a couple of games over another mid-November weekend, and similar results appeared on the game sheet.

The team travelled to the Tri Township Arena to play against the seventh place Mt. Brydges Bulldogs on Fri., Nov. 17.

The Bulldogs have played well of late, having won four out of their last five games with wins over Lucan and Thamesford on Friday and Sunday.

Lucan’s offence was held to only one goal, losing 4-1 to the Bulldogs. The lone Irish goal was scored by Jason Braun in the third period, with assists from Brandon Jesson and Dillon Saunders. Braun’s goal was his eighth of the season, and the forward now has 17 points through 19 games. Goaltender Jason McArthur made 35 saves in the loss for the Irish.

The Irish came home to play Dorchester on Saturday. Dorchester has had a proven track record in the offensive category especially over the last two seasons, and against the Irish they proved just that. The Dolphins scored five goals on Lucan’s Ross Jones, including two in the first period, two more in the second and one goal in the third to give Dorchester the 5-0 win.

Jones stopped 35 of the 40 shots he faced and his team now has a record of 2-18-0-0 through the first half of the season. With 20 games remaining the Irish will look to improve in the second half of the season.

Lucan has not scored more than two goals in a game since they played the Thamesford Trojans on Nov. 4 and lost 6-5.  The team has not won since their Oct. 13 meeting against the Exeter Hawks – which means the Irish have lost 12 straight.

The Irish sit last in the following categories in the West Yeck Division standings: goal per game (2.25), goals against (5.95), power play percentage (12.37) and penalty kill (69.23).

The Irish play just one game this upcoming weekend. They’ll travel to Parkhill to play against the North Middlesex Stars on  Sat., Nov. 25.