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Weekly Game Recaps – 9/17/2017

Game Recaps : September 17, 2017


Leduc Chrysler and Coldwell Banker duke it out

The first game of the weekend for the Leduc Old Blades Hockey League had Leduc Chrysler taking on Coldwell Banker.

The game wasn’t four minutes old before Leduc Chrysler took a quick 2-0 lead, thanks to goals scored by Curtis Unland and Ryan Lazco.

Desperate to get his team on the score sheet, Coldwell’s Jim Pickford scored the game’s next goal, cutting Chrysler’s lead to 2-1.

But just minutes later the two goal advantage was restored, courtesy a goal from Gregg Smith. And it wasn’t too long after that when Lindsay Gross scored for Chrysler, giving the team their first three goal lead of the contest.

With the game leaning Chrysler’s way, Travis Meiklejohn scored for Coldwell as the team attempted to swing the momentum their way.

But it was Chrysler who scored next. Smith scored his second of the game to but his team back up by three.

Not wanting to head to the dressing room down that score, Coldwell fought back and scored a goal just before intermission. It was Pickford’s second of the game, and it put the score at 5-3 at the break.

When the teams returned from the break, Coldwell was once again unable to score consecutive goals. Instead it was Chrysler doing just that, scoring twice courtesy Derrick Howard and Smith’s hat-trick goal.

Now down by four, Pickford potted his hat-trick goal to cut the lead back to three. But unfortunately for Coldwell, that was how the game would end as Leduc Chrysler won by a 7-4 final.

Derek Auclair picked up the win for Chrysler in goal, allowing only four pucks past him on the night. Despite making 47 saves in the contest, Coy Bunbury took the loss for Coldwell Banker.


Boyds wins big

The second game of the weekend saw Boyds xXxCavating taking on Kosmos in a game that wasn’t close.

The game started off looking like it might be a back-and-forth, low-scoring affair. Curtis Boyle scored first for Boyds, followed later by a goal from Kraig Radtke for Kosmos.

At the end of the first period it was a 1-1 game, with both teams trading chances. But while the game looked like it would end as a close, low-scoring affair, the next period was something different altogether.

The second half of the game was all Boyds, as they scored 10 consecutive goals in the frame. Kosmos had no answer, and failed to score anymore goals of their own.

Goal scorers in the period for Boyds included a hat-trick from Darrell Huber, two from Brent Boyd, a pair from Jason Chartier, and goals from Duane South, Dallas McIntosh and Boyle.

Goaltender James Auclair stopped 31/32 shots for the 11-1 win, while Ross Foulston made 32 saves in the loss.


First period domination leads to win

The next game up was between DJI Hauling and Leduc Vet Hospital.

The game was all DJI early, as the team scored four unanswered goals courtesy Lee Tomchuk, Matt Klooster, Marc Mochon and Curtis Ferguson. The two teams would break for intermission with the score 4-0 in favour of DJI.

The next frame was a much closer affair between the two squads. Jeff Berreth scored first for Leduc Vet, but that was followed minutes later by a goal from DJI’s Tomchuk – his second of the game.

Leduc Vet continued their attempt to push back, with a goal from Riley Meiklejohn cutting the deficit back to three goals.

But DJI took the momentum back once again, with familiar face Tomchuk scoring his hat-trick goal, followed by his teammate Ferguson notching his second of the game.

Now down 7-2, Dana Somers scored for Leduc Vet to claw back to within four. But just seconds later Mochon scored his second of the game for DJI.

Despite only being outscored 4-3 in the second frame, the first period did Leduc Vet in, as DJI skated to an 8-3 victory.

Devin Demitor picked up the win in goal for DJI, stopping 51/54 shots in the contest. On the flip side, Mark Dudley made 30 saves for Leduc Vet in the loss.


Alice and Janes go down to the wire

The weekend’s final game saw Alice Embroidery taking on Janes Worldwide Travel.

The first period was all Janes, with Ryan McCarron scoring twice to open the game, followed by goals from Hugh Critchley and Kory Udholm.

Janes kept Alice off the score sheet in the first, staking themselves to a 4-0 lead at intermission.

Janes continued their scoring ways as the second period started, scoring twice more courtesy Phil Stubbs and Udholm.

Minutes after Janes took their 6-0 lead, Alice finally got on the score board thanks to a Sam Roth goal.

And that seemed to spark Alice Embroidery, as they would score the game’s next three goals courtesy Cory Becker, Josh van de Kraats and Jeff Beebe.

With the score now 6-4, Janes attempted to slow down Alice’s furious comeback with a late goal from McCarron, giving him the hat-trick and his team a 7-4 lead.

Down three late, Alice didn’t give up. Roth scored his second of the game and Sean Ogreysik followed that one up just seconds later to cut the lead to just one.

However McCarron’s hat-trick goal earlier proved to be the difference in this one, as the game ended 7-6 in favour of Janes Worldwide Travel.

Nicholas Stempien stopped 31/37 shots in goal to secure the win for Janes, while Clint Webber stopped 43/50 shots he saw in the loss.


Weekly game recaps are written and provided by:
Alex Boates