It was another great day jam packed with lacrosse at the 2018 President’s Cup on Wednesday. We would see more great performances, tight games, and more. The big story of the day was Caughnawaga defeating St. Albert as they remain the only unbeaten team left. Also, the rivalry game between Nanaimo and Ladner lived up the hype for sure.
In this game Oakville pretty much had a handle on the game in the beginning. Capital Region put together an impressive comeback in the third period but couldn’t overcome the deficit and took that one goal loss.
Capital Region was led by Mark Vrandenburg with 4 points (4G) while Oakville was led by Cree Blakely who had 4 points (2G,2A). In cage for Capital Region was Brett Perras who had 34 saves off f 41 shots. Oakville’s goalie Craig Wende had 32 saves off of 38 shots in their win.
The Ladner offense got out to a hot start as they barreled their way through that Onondaga defense and were able to score goal after goal in the game. That early spark would help Ladner get the lead and keep the lead the whole game.
Onondaga was led by Josh Becker who had 3 points (2G,1A) and Leroy Halftown who also had 3 points (1G,2A). In goal for Onondaga Ross Bucktooth had 38 saves off of 46 shots.
Bryan Poole led Ladner with 4 points (3G,1A) while Tom Johnson and Ian Poole had 2 points each. Brodie MacDonald made 26 saves off of 31 shots for Ladner in the win.
The battle of the undefeated’s went down today as Caughnawaga defeated the two-time President’s Cup champions St. Albert. 10-7. This was a very close game the whole way, but Caughnawaga got the upper had to secure the win.
St. Albert was led by Mike Triolo with 5 points (3G,2A) and Graedon Cornfield with 3 points (2G,1A). Aaron Bold had 33 saves off of 43 shots in goal for St. Albert.
The leaders for Caughnawaga were Jacob Ruest with 5 points (1G,4A) and Blaze Riorden as he put up 5 points (4G,1A). In goal for Caughnawaga Brandon Miller had 30 saves off of 37 shots.
It was another close game as Capital Region used an early run to help them secure the 12-9 win over Saskatoon. Even with Saskatoon putting together a good fight in the second and third periods they couldn’t get the job done and secure the win as they still search for their first win.
Saskatoon was led by Regan Harding who had 4 points (4G). Cameron Simpson also made contributions with 2 points. In goal Hunter Wongstedt had 36 saves off of 28 shots.
Capital Region was led by Tim Bergin with 5 points (2G,3A) and Blake Kenny with 3 points (2G,1A). Chris Chuback had 33 saves off of 42 shots in goal for Capital region.
The host Nanaimo got a big win a a hard fought game against Ladner. This was a tight and physical game that was one of the best of the day. Nanaimo came out on top but it could have easily gone the other way.
Ladner was led by Jake Carey, Ryan Keith, and Mike Berkeoff who each had 2 points a piece. In goal for Ladner was Brodie Macdonald who made 31 saves off of 39 shots.
Nanaimo would be led by Corey Shires and Jonathan Diplock who each had 3 points. Nick Preston and Jeff Shattler also contributed heavily. Pete Dubenski had 35 saves off of 41 shots in the win.