SSAC 4 - OHA 3 FINAL
Shots are 36-34 OHA
Both teams have played a solid game so far, the game could easily be tied still. SSAC scored a PP goal on a tip-in by Benson on a Paterson shot. SSAC's first line of Yaremko, Paterson and Benson have been creating chances at will - especially Benson. He just simply controls most of the play when he is on the ice and loves to get in to the dirty areas. Derek Patter and Peter Tomaras have had solid games as they both play a gritty game and work hard out there. Robertson as well as Quennevill have both been solid on SSAC's backend. Davis Koch for OHA has looked good as he skates well and shows good puck skills. Darren Rizzolo and Any Stevens have been fairly sound, matching up against the Benson line. Cote has always looked on the OHA blueline - skatin well and playing good in his own end. Both tenders Willms and Berlin haven't seen too many great scoring chances but have been there when needed.
Back and forth period of great action. OHA tied it up twice in the 2nd on 2 PPG's by Koch, with Rizzol getting 1 assist. Benson is having a strgon game and has another goal, he just seems to find that net. He continues to opne up space and make everyone around him better. Quenneville, Yaremko and Benson have all started getting physical, throwing some huge checks. Higson and Khaira for OHA both played well in the 2nd, skating as well as moving the puck up the ice, both had good PP efforts. They are big bodies and both can skate very well. Koch kept up his sold play and high skill level, vision and hockey iq are really starting to show. Bowen has also started to show off his skill and hard work in the 2nd. Both tenders are playing great and giving their respective teams a chance to pull out a W.
OHA fight till the finish with a weird ending as OHA pull the goalie with 30 seconds left, needing to win but Benson came up big again scoring the empty in a tie game. Ward scored the go ahead goal early in the 3rd period but Paterson responded late in the 3rd on a PP with Benson and Yaremko getting helpers. Bowen kept up his solid play throughout the 3rd, showing some speed and creativity and he also had an assist on the goal. Davis Koch had a tremendous game in the absence of Malentstyn and OHA's best forward in every situation. Tyler Benson also kept up his strong game, his hockey IQ is something special, he is so creative that it can catch his line-mates off guard from time to time. Quenneville kept up his physical play with a couple more big hits. The entire OHA defence core had a solid game holding SSAC to 2 goals. Both Berlin and Willms had outstanding games in goal.
Notre Dame 7 - Red Deer Black 2 FINAL
Shots are 22-13 Notre Dame
BWC 1 - Sherwood Park 1 Final
Shots: 34-18 BWC
The play has been very even, although the shot clock says different. BWC hasn't dominated this contest by any means. The Flyers are playing well considering they are without Steel once again. Keenan Roszko and Jack Hamly have played well, showing some grit and taking the body. Fabbro, Ginnetti and Barberis have all once again been solid with some nice offensive rushes. Jaeger White, kryski haven't been forces yet and Kylyshbek has shown some nice work with the puck so far. Lush solid again in goal for Sherwood Park.
BWC scored a late goal off a Jaeger White rebound as Didyk did a nice job of going to the net and burying. The 5'7 Lush continues to have a great tournament for Sherwood Park and has kept them in their games. BWC has had a couple PP's but Lush has shut the door - making 2 spectacular saves in the same sequence on Jaeger White. Scout in attendance reports White as being disappointing, although he has 1 helper on the BWC goal, he has also taking some very long shifts with not a lot of hustle back to the d-zone. Jake Kryski hasn't been as good as this morning but does have a point again as well. For Sherwood Park, Joel Lakusta and Ryan Krushen have both had soldi games defensively for the FLayers. Hamly and Roszko are still battling hard out there and have some of the few Flyers scoring chances. Big forward Kaedan Browne has also stepped up and played very well, he is a big kid who can throw his weight around be strong on the puck.
The final period saw some good even play as both teams had chances to get the go ahead goal but neither could capitalize at even strength or on their PP's. Clinton Veinot tied the game in the 3rd for the Flyers who played a hard game. Veinot also did a great job penatly killing on a late BWC PP. White had a couple good shifts showing his vision but nothing outstanding by any means. Kryski also started to pick it up a bit in the 3rd. Fabbro and Barberis continued their strong play for 60 minutes. Kaedan Browne for Sherwood Park continued to play well for the Flyers. Lush was solid again in the 3rd, making several key stops especially on a late BWC PP.
Calgary Bisons 5 - St. Albert Sabres 4 (FINAL)
Shots: 42-28 Calgary
Winnipeg Hawks 4 - Calgary Northstar Sabres 2 FINAL
shots: 35-26 Winnipeg
Poe 6 - Winnipeg Monarchs 3 FINAL
SOG: 31-26 POE
Another very close battle. The Monarchs are though carrying the play for the most part and have had some good spurts. J.P. Lovell opened the scoring for the Monarchs and has been strong thus far. The line of Martin/Curtis/Libbrecht have also played quiet well early on. Thiessen hasn't been a factor yet, he took a huge hit early on and hasn't returned. For POE, Tyson Jost continues to play well and has two beautiful goals in the period and has opened up lots of space for his team-mates using skill and his high hockey IQ. Kody Mcdonald has had a much stronger game this time around and has worked hard to assist on both POE markers. Defensively, Ralph Jarrett has had a very strong showing on the backend. Spark solid in goal for POE early on.
The Monarchs goaltending continues to be an issues as Hall has allowed four goals on 20 shots. Dylan Thiessen has returned but seems very rattled and hasn't been able to do to much at all. Libbrecht did score for the Monarchs in the period on a bit of a lucky goal with Martin causing some havoc in front of the POE tender. Lovell has kept it up with some hard-nosed shifts down low. He could use work on his skating but is a big body and hustles. Kody Mcdonald for POE has been outstanding in the offensive zone and has created tonnes of space and scoring chances on most shifts and has assisted on all 3 of Tyson Jost's goals. He also showed off his scoring touch by scoring a nifty five-hole goal on Hall. Jost picked up the assist on that and sniped his hat-trick goal late in the period. Ayre has also had a couple nice shifts - showing his playmaking ability as well. Andrusiak has yet to show up in this tournament as a threat.
It was a very spirited 3rd period with several huge hits thrown by Marcus Mitchell of POE and Kruase from the Monarchs. Weak goaltending by Ryan Hall in the game didn't help the Monarchs cause. Lovell, Martin and Libbrecht all had solid games throughout. Thiessen had 1 assist on Spencer Ferbers goal in the 3rd period and didn't play as well as we know he can. Tyson Jost and Kody Mcdonald were easily the best players on the ice in this one. Jost added his 4th goal and 7th of the tournament into an empty net. Nice to see Kody Mcdonald pick up his play after a bit of an off day yesterday.
NSWC 12 - Calgary Royals 3 FINAL
Lloydminster Heat 6 - Edmonton MLAC 2 FINAL
Notre Dame Hounds 3 - SSAC Southgate 3 FINAL
SOG: 25-20 SSAC
A defensive battle so far with very few good offensive chances. Benson and Quenneville have been very good on the PP and moving the puck at will. They both assisted on the '99 born Josh Paterson goal. The Notre Dame top line of Klatt/Elder/Ramsay have been good with a couple big hits and hard work on the cycle. Taylor Ross has shown some good playmaking ability but needs to continue to work on conditioning to take his game to the next level. He does have solid hockey IQ though. Notre Dame was able to tie it up late in the period on a Elder going with Ramsay and big Tyran Brown picking up assists. Brown has caused havoc in front of the SSAC net on a few occasions. He does need lots of work on his speed and skating however. Both Jeff Faith and Nolan Reid have been decent. Reid keeps it very simple and Faith took an undisciplined boarding penalty. Dube has been average thus far.
The play really picked up on the 2nd as action was back and forth in what has been a very even matchup to this point. Dillon Dube has really stepped his game up as the contest has progressed. He blocked a shot on one play early in the 2nd and then skated out and walked around the SSAC defender and scored a beautiful goal - top shelf. Tyler Benson then scored a goal from the slot with assists to his linemates Yaremko/Paterson. Benson has been solid but not spectacular. Notre Dame's PK has been solid after allowing SSAC to score on the first PP chance. Notre Dame goalie Brett Evans seems to be having some rebound control issues but made an enormous save on Benson late in the 2nd to keep the score tied at 2-2. Nolan Reid is playing well, making the simple plays in both zones, not flashy though. Both teams hit cross-bars late in the period.
The play in the 3rd period was very even once again, with both teams getting chances for the win. Tyler Benson hit the score-sheet once again in the 3rd, he is a special talent who finds a way on to the scoresheet with ease. He possesses very nice puck skill and poise but isn't flashy or do any toe-drags. Just a basic player who reads the play extremely well. He works hard every single shift and has a strong body language - especially on the bench with his coaches and peers. Quenneville was also solid, he is an extremely offensive threat on the backend. Nolan Yaremko and '99 born Josh Paterson had solid games and work hard in the dirty areas. Notre Dame tied the contest up late in the 3rd on a nice PPG goal with Klatt - Elder to Ramsay who buried. From his high tempo play and hustle, Elder is a good lead by example type player. Captains Elder and Benson were named MVP's in the game.
OHA 3 - Red Deer Black 3 FINAL
SOG: 32-23 Red Deer
- RD captain Parker Smyth injured. Luke Coleman has been good.
Burnaby Winter Club Bruins 4 - Winnipeg Hawks 2 FINAL
SOG: 29-16 BWC
starting goalies: Shugrue - BWC and Bannerman - Wpg Hawks
The play in the first period was fairly even with both teams trading some early markers in the period. Nolan Patrick scored his 1st of the tournament as d-men Barberis/Pears got their signals crossed down low. Patrick is starting to show his strength in this game with some good shifts down low. Jongmin Lee replied for BWC with assists going to Fabbro and Kryski. Kryski is showing some nice puck skill as well as creativity and speed up the ice. Dante Fabbro continues his solid play on defence and finds ease exiting his zone consistently. Jaeger White has been a bit of a non-factor so far in this one. For the Hawks, Adam Thurlbeck continues to play very solid, intense hockey. Forwards, Linden McCorrister and Vince Loschaivo are paired together on defence in this one. Loschaivo has yet to impress but is playing out of position.
Both team are starting to look a bit tired as the game progresses. Nolan Patrick is showing his versatility playing defence in the 2nd period now as McCorrister and Loschaivo have moved up front. Patrick has shown good body language and rarely gets rattled or frustrated out there. D - Skyler Thorsteinson has caught our eye and plays a steady, non flashy but effective game. Jon Morrow has shown good hard work and hustle. Jake Kryski continues to be the top BWC forward, hands down with nifty puck skills. Uy and Seidel combined for a fluky goal for BWC soon after White made a nice pass to Kryski who buried a nice backhand in tight on Bannerman. Other than a couple nice passes Jaeger White hasn't been a big factor.
Hawks ran out of gas in the 3rd period of this one. Jake Kryski continued to impress with his speed as he set up Jaeger White a 2 on 1 for the Bruins 4th goal. Thurlbeck's intensity got the best of him in the 3rd period as took a Checking from Behind penalty with 11 minutes remaining in the game. His intensity is very high but he has to stay more controlled and working the skating. Nolan Patrick played a complete style of game and does an excellent job on the PK. Fabbro and Barberis played solid games on the backend as well and Cam Ginnetti who showed he can head man the puck and play a solid all around game. Jaeger White showed some speed in the 3rd period but only had a handful of solid shifts throughout the game. Jon Morrow for the Hawks continued to work hard and show compete and hustle through the 3rd and is one of those players who give 110% every shift. Patrick, McCorrister and Barley combined for a nice goal late in the 3rd with Barley burying top shelf.
Calgary Northstar Sabres 4 - Sherwood Park Flyers 3 FINAL
SOG: 31-30 Calgary
-Sam Steel is NOT in the lineup today. Paramedics on the ice late in the 3rd as the Northstar goalie looked seriously injured.
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