Day 1 of the 2014 Junior showcase is in the books.
Game one saw, team Blue dominate with 7-1 victory over team red . Team blue got off to an early lead, and never looked back. Leading the blue men was David Thomson with a hat-rick and an assist. Luke Nicol produced a goal and an assist, before leaving the game early in the second period. Team Red came to life in the second period, however the stellar goal tending of D’Amico and Cookish, shut the door, and kept them off the board. Game 1 MVP’s went to Team Blue David Thomson team Red Peter Dowhaniuk.
Game 2 saw a resurgence for team Red, with a close 7-6 victory. Team red broke the scoreless deadlock in the first period with a goal from Kyle Peters. Shortly afterwards, team blue’s, Christian Mitri tied the affair at 1-1. Team red took what seemed like an insurmountable 5-1 lead with 2 goals from Shawn Madden, and 1 each from Dowhaniuk, Ribau before the end of the 2nd period. Despite the sizable lead, Nicol tallied twice for team blue, to close the gap to 5-3 early in the 3rd period. . Team red, undaunted, regained their 4 goal lead with goals by Madden, and Heinle. With less than 5 minutes to go, team blue forced the issue with 2 goals form Emerson Ducasse, and another from Radovanovic, narrowing team reds lead to 7-6. With team blues goaltender on the bench in favor of the extra attacker, team red bent but did not break, and skated away with the 7-6 victory.
Game 2 MVPS’s went to Team Red’s Shawn Madden and Team Blue’s Luke Nicol.
With the series now tied at one game a piece, tomorrows games carry a great significance. Make sure you come early and cheer on your team.