Titans survive a scare versus St. Thomas More

News Mar 04, 2010 Ancaster News

When it comes to the playoffs, you can never underestimate your opponent.

The Bishop Tonnos Titans nearly found that out the hard way after beating St. Thomas More in overtime in the first round of the HWCAA boys hockey playoffs.

The nail-biting 2-1 win gave the Titans a berth in Tuesday’s semi-final versus Brebeuf. Results were unavailable at press time.

After Nick McMullen opened the scoring in the Feb. 25 quarterfinal, the Titans pressed for a second goal but came up empty. The resilient Knights, who won just two of 12 regular season games, had opportunities to win the game in regulation time. Titans goaltender Farhad Ghousy made some difficult saves to preserve the tie, setting up the overtime heroics by Liam Bird.

Bird’s goal less than three minutes into the extra period sent the Titans bench into a frenzy. Bishop Tonnos faced a tougher test heading into Tuesday’s semi-final. The second- place Titans finished the regular season just two points ahead of third-place SJB at 5-4-3.

In other semi-final hockey action, fourth-place Cardinal Newman met top-ranked St. Mary’s for a chance to appear in the March 5 Catholic city championship.

Titans survive a scare versus St. Thomas More

News Mar 04, 2010 Ancaster News

When it comes to the playoffs, you can never underestimate your opponent.

The Bishop Tonnos Titans nearly found that out the hard way after beating St. Thomas More in overtime in the first round of the HWCAA boys hockey playoffs.

The nail-biting 2-1 win gave the Titans a berth in Tuesday’s semi-final versus Brebeuf. Results were unavailable at press time.

After Nick McMullen opened the scoring in the Feb. 25 quarterfinal, the Titans pressed for a second goal but came up empty. The resilient Knights, who won just two of 12 regular season games, had opportunities to win the game in regulation time. Titans goaltender Farhad Ghousy made some difficult saves to preserve the tie, setting up the overtime heroics by Liam Bird.

Bird’s goal less than three minutes into the extra period sent the Titans bench into a frenzy. Bishop Tonnos faced a tougher test heading into Tuesday’s semi-final. The second- place Titans finished the regular season just two points ahead of third-place SJB at 5-4-3.

In other semi-final hockey action, fourth-place Cardinal Newman met top-ranked St. Mary’s for a chance to appear in the March 5 Catholic city championship.

Titans survive a scare versus St. Thomas More

News Mar 04, 2010 Ancaster News

When it comes to the playoffs, you can never underestimate your opponent.

The Bishop Tonnos Titans nearly found that out the hard way after beating St. Thomas More in overtime in the first round of the HWCAA boys hockey playoffs.

The nail-biting 2-1 win gave the Titans a berth in Tuesday’s semi-final versus Brebeuf. Results were unavailable at press time.

After Nick McMullen opened the scoring in the Feb. 25 quarterfinal, the Titans pressed for a second goal but came up empty. The resilient Knights, who won just two of 12 regular season games, had opportunities to win the game in regulation time. Titans goaltender Farhad Ghousy made some difficult saves to preserve the tie, setting up the overtime heroics by Liam Bird.

Bird’s goal less than three minutes into the extra period sent the Titans bench into a frenzy. Bishop Tonnos faced a tougher test heading into Tuesday’s semi-final. The second- place Titans finished the regular season just two points ahead of third-place SJB at 5-4-3.

In other semi-final hockey action, fourth-place Cardinal Newman met top-ranked St. Mary’s for a chance to appear in the March 5 Catholic city championship.