President’s Cup Day 2 Recap: Riorden and Thompson With Huge Performances

Photo Credit: Greg Sakaki / The News Bulletin
Day two of the 2018 President’s Cup saw more exciting lacrosse being played all day. There were five games today and they all were pretty close and very highly competitive.

Naniamo Timbermen 14 vs Saskatoon Brewers 11

The host team Naniamo got their first win of the tournament as they defeated Saskatoon 14-11. This was a very tight game as both squads were going back and fourth pretty much the entire game. It would be the second period performance from Naniamo that helped them secure the win.
Saskatoon would be lead by Brandon Murphy, Cameron Simpson, and Bryton Thorarinsson. Murphy had 5 points (1G,4A) while Simpson put up3 points (1G,2A). Thorarinsson would have 3 points (3G) for Saskatoon. Hunter Wongstedt playedin goal for Saskatoon, but no stats were available.
The point leaders for Naniamo were Sam Postma and Darrin Wilson. Postma ended the day with 5 points (1G,4A) while Wilson had 5points (2G,3A). Corey Shires and Shane Chalker also contributed with 4 points a piece. In goal for Naniamo was Pete Dubenski. No goalie stats are available.

St. Albert Miners 7 vs Capital Region Axemen 5

This was a very tight game but a big second period from St. Albert would help them secure the win. Capital region put together a decent comeback in the third but they just couldn’t top St. Albert. This win puts St. Albert at 2-0 in the President’s Cup and Capital region at 0-2.
The leading point scorers for Capital region were Aaron Foster and Blake Kenny. Foster scored all of the goals for Capital Region as he ended the day with 5 points (5G). Kenny would have 3 points (3A) on the day. In goal Brett Perras made 34 saves off of 41 shots for Capital Region.
St. Albert would be led by Keegan Ball and Richard Lachlan. Ball led the team with 4 points (3G,1A) while Lachlan had 2 points (2G). Mike Triolo and Nik Farris also contributed. In goal for St. Albert Aaron Bold made 37 saves off of 42 shots.

Caughnawaga Indians 9 vs Ladner Pioneers 8

Another very close game that went right down to the wire. Caughnawaga would be able to battle through and get the one goal 9-8 win with the help of some very impressive performances. After this result Ladner is 1-1 and Caughnawaga in 2-0 in the tournament.
Ladner was led by Bryan Poole and Dylan Lacroix. Poole would end with 4 points (1G,3A) while Lacroix had 3 points (1G,2A). Tyler Kirkby and Nathan Clare also made contributions with 3 points a piece. Brodie MacDonald had 42 saves off of 51 shots in goal for Ladner.
Caughnawaga would be led by Blaze Riorden and Ty Thompson who had big games. Riorden led the game with 6 points (2G,4A) while Thompson put up 4 points (2G,2A). In goal Brandon Miller had 33 saves off of 41 shots.

Naniamo Timbermen 15 vs Onondaga Redhawks 11

Naniamo was able to get their second win o the day as they beat Onondaga 15-11. These two teams literally traded goals almost all game. There was a ton goals scored and some great defensive play as Naniamo found the upper hand early in the third to help them secure the win.
Onondaga would be led by Josh Becker, James Cathers, and Wade Bucktooth. Beceker led the team with 7 points (3G,4A) while Cathers had 6 points (3G,3A). Bucktooth ended the day with 5 points (2G,3A). Ross Bucktooth and Edmund Cathers would share time in goal, but Bucktooth got the majority of the minutes. Bucktooth had 23 saves off of 38 shots.
Naniamo was led Corey Shires and Jordan Cunningham. Shires had 8 points (4G,4A) on the day while Cunningham put up 8 points ( 1G,7A). In goal for Naniamo Nick Patterson notched up 32 saves off of 43 shots.

Oakville Titans 11 vs Saskatoon Brewers 4

A game that was very close in the beginning ended with Oakville dominating the third period to secure the 11-4 win to move to 1-1 in the tournament. Saskatoon drops to 0-3 in the tournament with the loss.
Saskatoon was led by Cameron Simpson and Drew Dziadyk. Simpson had 2 points (2G) while Dziadyk put up the same 2 points (2G). Hunter Wongstedt played the majority of the minutes in goal as he had 35 saves off of 45 shots. Christopher Ptolemy also got a few minutes as well.
Oakville would be led again by Cree Blakely and Gage Board. Blakely finished the game with 6 points (5G,1A) while Board had 5 points (2G,3A). Eddie Renaud, Matt Lee, and Trevor Smyth also contributed for Oakville. Craig Wende had 27 saves off of 31 shots for Oakville in the win. Jesse Legault also saw time in goal for Oakville.

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