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Weekly Game Recaps – 9/24/2017

Game Recaps : September 24, 2017


Boyds wins back-and-forth affair

The first game of the Sunday, Sept. 24 set of games in the Leduc Old Blades Hockey League saw Leduc Vet Hospital taking on Boyds xXxCavating.

The first period saw both teams trading goals, with neither team able to pull away. Paul Bettio scored first for Boyds, followed later by a goal from Robert Howdle for Leduc Vet.

Boyds’ Darrell Huber then restored his team’s one goal lead, but that was short-lived thanks to a goal soon after for Leduc Vet courtesy Michael Beauclair.

But before the first period came to an end, Bettio scored his second of the game to give Boyds a 3-2 at intermission.

With the second period underway, Boyds managed to take a two goal lead for the first time, thanks to a goal from David Quiroga. Kelly Parks scored for Leduc Vet soon after, pulling the team back to within one.

But less than one minute later, the two goal lead was restored thanks to a goal from Duane Smith for Boyds.

Curtis Boyle scored on the empty net late in the game to give Boyds the 6-3 win.

Lane Gross did his job in goal for Boyds, stopping 27 shots in the victory. Trevor Smith made 51 saves in the loss.


Janes wins a close one

The game between Leduc Chrysler and Janes Worldwide Travel was all about defense early.

Both teams traded chances, and the game’s first goal was finally scored more than 24 minutes in, thanks to Tim Williams, who gave Janes the 1-0 lead.

Williams’ teammate Kory Udhom scored less than two minutes later, and now all of sudden Janes had a two goal lead.

But that didn’t last long, with Gregg Smith scoring just under two minutes later for Leduc Chrysler. The teams went to intermission with Janes ahead 2-1.

The second period was more of the same, with neither team able to put many pucks in the net. Ken Moore scored first that period for Janes, putting his team ahead 3-1.

Leduc Chrysler scored later that period, courtesy Jeff Berreth, but that would prove to be the game’s final goal, with Janes winning a low-scoring affair by a final of 3-2.

Nicholas Stempien picked up the win in goal for Janes, making 35 saves. Despite stopping 29 of 32 shots in the contest, Derek Auclair took the loss for Leduc Chrysler.


Coldwell Banker scored eight in win

The next game up saw Coldwell Banker taking on Alice Embroidery.

It didn’t take long for Coldwell to get on the score sheet first, with Travis Meiklejohn scoring just over a minute in.

But the game was tied just 43 seconds later, thanks to a Jeff Beebe goal for Alice.

The game stayed that way for about 10 minutes, before Rob Losing scored for Coldwell. Jim Pickford then scored for Coldwell, staking his team to a 3-1 lead.

The teams then traded goals before the intermission. Chad Theriault scored for Alice, followed by Michael Marco for Coldwell. The final goal of the period was scored by Sam Roth, which cut Coldwell’s lead to 4-3 at the break.

Coldwell would score first in the second period, courtesy Meiklejohn’s second of the game. After a break in the scoring of about 14 minutes, Theriault scored his second, cutting Coldwell’s lead to 5-4.

But it didn’t take long for Coldwell to regain that two goal lead, thanks to a goal from Mark Trenchard. Trenchard’s teammate Pickford then scored his second of the game, giving Coldwell a 7-4 lead.

Cory Becker would score late for Alice, but so would Corey Schwab for Coldwell, making the final score 8-5 in favour of Coldwell Banker.

Goaltender Coy Bunbury stopped 39 of 44 shots for the win, while Kelly Brooks made 44 saves in the losing effort.


Kosmos pulls away in second

The weekend’s final game had Kosmos taking on DJI Oilfield Hauling.

Robert Gaulton scored early for Kosmos, putting his team up 1-0 just two minutes in.

Teammate Kraig Radtke scored the game’s next goal, putting Komos up 2-0.

Not wanting to be shutout in the first period, Lee Tomchuk put DJI on the scoreboard late in the first, cutting Kosmos’ lead to 2-1 at intermission.

With the second period underway, DJI took full advantage of a Kosmos penalty, scoring on the powerplay – courtesy Curtis Ferguson – tying the game up at 2-2.

But just a few minutes later, Kosmos retook the lead thanks to a goal from Dean Charpentier.

It then took 23 minutes before the game’s next goal, which proved to be the insurance marker for Kosmos. The Rick Brown goal put his team up 4-2, which ended up being the final score.

Ross Foulston stopped 34 shots to pick up the win in goal for Kosmos, while Devin Demitor made 34 saves in the loss.


Weekly game recaps are written and provided by:
Alex Boates