Team South 4 - Calgary North 6 Final
It looked early like Calgary North was going to run away with this one as they absolutely dominated the first 15 minutes or so of the period. Mark Rassell, Zac Whitby, Jordan Xavier and Austin Wagner were all over the ice creating chances and scoring on many. Mark Rassell's hard work would pay off soon after some huge saves by South Goalie Ternes as he sets up Whitby for a 1-0 lead. Soon after, Austin Wagner works hard in behind the South goal and comes out from to shovel it in for a 2-0 lead. Then it was right after that when talented Okotoks forward Mason McCarty's hard work set up Eric Theander who banged home a rebound on the 2nd shot of the period for South and its 2-1. Then Cgy North bounced right back Rassell would tip home a goal. Team South would cap the period off with a couple as Cameron's hard work leads to a Harrison marker and then D - Torrens fires home a seeing eye shot from the point that eludes Morris. Both goalies were a bit shaky in the period. Morris for Calgary North didn't see a lot of action but seemed to be fighting the puck a bit. The speed of the Calgary North forwards such as Xavier, Rassell and Whitby look too much to handle at times. Mason McCarty worked hard for Team South as did Austin Cameron.
The Calgary North squad continued to use their speed to their advantage in the 2nd period. Bryson Traptow would give the Calgary North squad a 4-3 on a great individual effort and then just a few minutes later Ursulak gave Calgary North a 5-3 lead on a play in which Mitchell Brennan would intercept a South rush and feed it up ice to give Calgary a 3 on 0 break. Bright spots so far have been the play of Shane Bear, Kurtis Rutledge and Austin Strand on the Calgary defense core. Mason McCarty continues to work hard for the South as does Harrison.
In the early going, the play was significantly slower as a result of several PP's awarded to Calgary North and as the ineffectiveness of the PP's as well. The South was doing a good job at standing up at the blueline and turning away Calgary North. D - Shane Bear skated miles in the early part of the 3rd and Mark Rassell continued to buzz but Ternes was very strong. Elynuik scores on the PP shortly after a shot from the point. The game would get a bit chippy for the remainder of the 3rd as Cameron took a hit to the head pim and a few others called. The South would add a late goal by Zach Giroux to make the final 6-4. Both goalies were shaky throughout but also made some good saves.
Shots on goal
Calgary South - 38
South - 38
Players of the game as awarded in the building
Calgary South - Kade Jensen
South - Mason McCarty
WEHP 3 Stars
1. Mark Rassell
2. Shane Bear
3. Mason McCarty
south 15/27 calgary 12/29