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Weekly Game Recaps – 9/10/2017

Game Recaps : September 10, 2017


DJI wins in shootout

The first game of the weekend in the Leduc Old Blades Hockey League saw DJI Oilfield Hauling taking on Janes Worldwide Travel.

It took five minutes for Tim Williams to open the scoring for Janes, putting his team ahead 1-0. But just one minute later the game was all tied up at 1-1 thanks to a goal from Curtis Ferguson.

Janes’ Ryan McCarron scored next, regaining the one goal advantage for Janes. But Ferguson answered back once more for DJI.

DJI kept the good times rolling from there, scoring the next three goals to close out the first period. Goal scorers included Roland Monilaws, Matt Klooster and Ferguson, who notched his hat-trick goal just before intermission.

Down 5-2 at the break, Janes had to come out strong in the second, and they did just that thanks to a Lee Broadbent powerplay goal just minutes into the second frame.

But DJI just wouldn’t let up as Lee Tomchuk scored next, putting his team up 6-3. This was followed by a Jason Boyd goal, increasing that lead to four.

However, Janes wouldn’t back down. Ken Moore scored next for Janes, followed by a goal from Kory Udholm. This pulled Janes back within two goals.

A Greg Williams goal attempted to swing momentum back in favour of DJI, as the team took an 8-5 lead.

With time running out on the clock, Janes found a new gear. Two straight goals from Jay Cole pulled his team to within one, and Tim Williams completed the comeback, scoring late to tie the game at 8-8.

This put the game into a shootout, where despite the valiant comeback, DJI finally put Janes away thanks to a winning goal courtesy Wes Ruptash.

The game finished 9-8, with DJI’s Devin Demitor picking up the win in goal. Goaltender Nicholas Stempien took the loss for Janes.


A tale of two periods

The second game of the weekend saw Alice Embroidery taking on Leduc Vet Hospital.

Alice Embroidery dominated the first period, scoring the first four goals of the game in that frame. Cory Becker recorded a hat-trick, and Sam Roth added a goal of his own.

Matt Butler scored late for Leduc Vet Hospital, salvaging the period for his team.

Down 4-1 after the first, Leduc Vet needed a stronger second period. But the teams ended up trading goals at the beginning of the frame. Rob Murray scored first, pulling his team to within two. Roth then scored for Alice Embroidery, Marc Tomlinson for Leduc Vet and Stan Lubichinski for Alice.

At 6-3 Alice might have been feeling good about how the game was going. But that’s when the tide changed, and the game was all Leduc Vet from there.

Leduc Vet scored five goals in the span of 10 minutes to take an 8-6 lead, which proved to be the final score. The flurry of goals came thanks to Murray, Paul Hanson, Tomlinson, Dana Somers and Scott Woodman.

Goaltender Mark Dudley stopped 30 of 36 shots to record the victory, while Colin Marshall took the loss despite 34 saves in the contest.


Coldwell Banker picks up win

It didn’t take long for Coldwell Banker to get the scoring going in their game against Boyds xXxCavating, as Shelby Lomness scored just 10 seconds in.

Boyds would tie it up though, thanks to a goal from Curtis Boyle. The back-and-forth nature of the game would continue, with Mark Trenchard scoring for Coldwell, Boyle adding his second for Boyds, Brent Boyd putting Boyds up 3-2 and Michael Marco scoring for Coldwell to tie the game back up.

But before the intermission, Boyds regained the advantage courtesy Boyle’s hat-trick goal.

Down 4-3 heading into the second, Coldwell came out strong scoring the game’s next five goals. Rob Losing, Jim Pickford (twice), Clint Dyck and Corey Schwab scored the goals, giving Coldwell an 8-4 lead.

Boyds attempted the comeback, with goals coming from Darrell Huber and Boyd, but it wasn’t enough as they fell 8-6 to Coldwell.

Coy Bunbury recorded the win for Coldwell, while James Auclair took the loss for Boyds despite making 43 saves in the contest.


Leduc Chrysler wins big

The final game of the weekend ended up not being very close, as Leduc Chrysler won easily over Kosmos.

Gregg Smith scored first for Leduc Chrysler, but Craig Price scored soon after for Kosmos to tie the game 1-1. But Leduc Chrysler went on a tear from there, scoring the game’s next four goals thanks to Smith, Sheldon Eisenkrein, Ryan Laczo and Peter Francis.

Kosmos added a couple late ones in the frame courtesy Cody Denys and Kevin Nystrom, to pull within two before the intermission.

But Leduc Chrysler kept the pedal to the metal coming out of the break, scoring four consecutive goals for the second time in the game. Those goals came from Laczo, Francis, Lindsay Gross and Smith, who recorded the hat-trick.

Kosmos added one late courtesy Kraig Radtke, but Leduc Chrysler would add one more for good measure from Laczo (his hat-trick goal) to win the game 10-4.

Derek Auclair stopped 33 of 37 shots to pick up the win, while Ross Foulston made 30 saves in the losing effort.


Weekly game recaps are written and provided by:
Alex Boates