The Chaos Has Settled, Coquitlam Takes a 2-0 Lead in the Minto Cup Finals

Photo Credit: Cliff McCraig
After 48 hours of madness we would finally have a game! Coquitlam would be able to overcome missing Ryland Rees and their offense looked very good as a big second period would help them secure the win and go up 2-0 in the series.

In the first quarter both teams would come out pretty strong. The offense’s looked pretty good on both sides, but so did the defense’s. There would be some pretty tight checking and great goalie play early on. Coquitlam would break the ice midway through the first with a Dylan Foulds goal to make it 1-0. Just a few minutes later Coquitlam would get their second of the game from Will Clay to make it a 2-0 lead. After some good looks on both sides and great defense Coquitlam would hold a 2-0 lead as the first period came to a close.

In the second period both teams really stepped up on offense as there was much more action on the offensive end of the floor. Jeff Teat would start the scoring out early in the second to finally get Brampton on the board. Coquitlam would answer in a big was as they went on a four goal run midway through the period. During that Coquitlam run Will Clayton would get two as Chase Scanlan and Dennon Armstrong would each get one. That run would make it a 6-1 Coquitlam lead midway through the second. Brampton would turn the heat up late in the quarter as they got some great looks on cage, especially in fast break. Clarke Peterson and Jake Boudreau would each get a goal for Brampton to close out the period.

The third would be a little slower pace but we would still see some exciting lacrosse as both teams battled back and fourth. Jeff Teat would start the scoring in the third with a goal early in the period. After a few defensive stands Teat would score again midway through to make it a one goal game. Coquitlam would answer with a goal from Ethan Ticehurst just about a minute later. After some physical play and the ball bouncing both ways for a while Ticehurst would get another for Coquitlam on an empty net to make it an 8-5 Coquitlam lead. That goal right there was in fact the dagger that Coquitlam needed to secure the win. Brampton would get a goal from Jake Boudreau in the final seconds but it obviously didn’t do much. Coquitlam would secure the 8-6 win to take game two of the Minto Cup finals.

For Brampton they were lead by Jeff Teat and Jake Boudreau. Both Teat and Boudreau ended the game with 4 points as Teat had 3 goals and 1 assist while Boudreau put up 2 goals and 2 assist. In goal for Brampton Steve Orleman would have a decent day as he had 28 saves off of 35 shots. Coquitlam was lead by Dennon Armstrong and Will Clayton. Armstrong had 5 goals (2G,3A) while Clayton put up 4 points (3G,1A). Christian Del Bianco had another great night in goal for Coquitlam with 45 saves off of 51 shots.

Game three of the Minto Cup will be played Friday night and it could be the championship game if Coquitlam gets the win.

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