The 2019 Founders’ Cup got under way in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Tuesday with four games being played throughout the day. With the exception of the final game of the day, they were all blowouts as the first three games saw double-digit margin of victories.
Six Nations Rebels 15, North Shore Kodiaks 4
In the first game of the tournament Six Nations devoured North Shore, and it all started from the beginning. Six Nations went up 2-0 early in the first before North Shore got themselves on the board just minutes later. Holding a 5-2 lead heading into the second period, Six Nations scored six unanswered goals before North Shore finally found the back of the net late in the period. Heading into the third, the game had been pretty much over for quite sometime as Six Nations led 12-3. They added just a little more on in third, walking away with the 15-4 victory.
Six Nations was led by Mason Hill with six points (5G/1A) and Weylon Abrams with four points (2G/2A). In addition, Marshall Powless dished out six assists in the win.
Alexis Simard led North Shore with three points (2G/1A). Evans Reynolds also tallied two points (1G/1A) for North Shore.
Coquitlam Adanacs 12, Seneca War Chiefs 3
Coquitlam opened up the Founders’ Cup to a high note, absolutely burning Seneca in their first game of the tournament. Bryce Williams scored just :22 seconds into the game for Seneca, but the rest was all Coquitlam. Liam O’Connor got Coquitlam on the board 4:20 into the first, kickstarting their eleven-goal run that lasted through midway in the fourth quarter. Seneca scored two straight goals in the fourth, but things were already too far out of hand. Brian Smith scored the last goal of the game for Coquitlam late in the fourth to put the lid on this one.
Liam O’Connor led the way for Coquitlam with four goals while Beau Chetner also contributed three points (2G/1A).
Emerson Shenandoah led Seneca with two points (1G/1A). Ryan John and Bryce Williams each scored one goal as well.
Calgary Shamrocks 23, Saskatchewan SWAT 9
Forty Four seconds into the game Calgary got started with a goal from John Geib. They scored once more before Austin Pope got Saskatchewan on the board 5:38 into the first. From that point on, Calgary took control of the game as they went on a fourteen-goal run that lasted through early in the second. Saskatchewan scored two goals in the second, but each came after a multi-goal run from Calgary. With a 21-3 lead heading into the third Calgary backed off a bit, and Saskatchewan started to find the net once again. Calgary walked away with the easy 23-9 victory to start the tournament.
Calgary was led by Connor Pupp who tallied eight points (1G/7A), Eric Lemire with seven points (5G/2A), Cordell Hastings with six points (4G/2A), among others.
Saskatchewan saw Austin Pope lead the way with four points (3G/1A). Dryden Quinn and Ashton Hall also had three points (1G/2A) apiece.
Manitoba Blizzard 16, North Shore Kodiaks 13
In the best game of the day the host team, Manitoba, was able to subdue the comeback from North Shore and secure the win. Jonah Lockart got Manitoba on the board first early in first period and Matthew Pearson followed up quickly with one from North Shore. Manitoba went on a 7-2 run that stretched to a bout the midway point of the second period. Finally, North Shore woke back up again and started getting back into the game, going on a three-goal run to help cut Manitoba’s lead to 10-6 heading into the fourth. With Manitoba up 15-9 midway through the fourth North Shore went on a three-goal run to cut the lead, but Manitoba’s defense stood tall in the final minutes to help secure the win.
Manitoba was led by Blaze Bezecki with eight points (4G/4A). In addition, William Lutz and Cayden Onagi each tallied seven points in the win.
Davin Miller led North Shore with five points (3G/2A) while Raphael Laothe also had seven points (4G/1A). Zachary Miller and Alexis Simard each had four points in the game, as well.
Day Two Schedule
Calgary Shamrocks vs Seneca War Chiefs – 10:15am ET
Coquitlam Adanaca vs Six Nations Rebels – 1:15pm ET
North Shore Kodiaks vs Saskatchewan SWAT – 4:15pm ET
Seneca War Chiefs vs Manitoba Blizzard – 7:15pm ET
All games can be streamed for FREE on Amateur Sports TV.