Founders’ Cup: Calgary, Manitoba, Six Nations Stay Perfect

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Through the first two days of play at the 2019 Founders’ Cup, the Calgary Shamrocks, Manitoba Blizzard, and Six Nations Rebels are all still undefeated with 2-0 records.

On day two of the Founders’ Cup there were certainly much better games than there were on day one. The last two games of the day were especially good, being just one-goal games. However, the first two games of the day were in fact blowouts. 

Calgary Shamrocks 16, Seneca War Chiefs 5

While the first five minutes of the game were pretty close, Calgary soon took over and never took their foot off the gas. Calgary used a four-goal run to close out the first quarter and take a 6-3 lead into the second. Seneca ended their nearly eleven minute scoring drought early in the second, but Calgary answered quickly with a seven-goal run to take a 13-4 lead into the third period. While Calgary had this one pretty much wrapped up, the fourth was slower and saw more back-and-forth play. Calgary was able to walk away with another fairly easy win. 

Calgary was led by Cordell Hastings who tallied five points (4G/1A). In addition, Colby Fraser tallied three points (2G/1A) and Kade Lundell dished our four assists in the win. 

Cameron Carpenter led Seneca with four points (2G/2A) in the loss. Brian Smith, Cody Bielec, and Efrain Barretto all recorded one goal, as well. 

Six Nations Rebels 11, Coquitlam Adanacs 5

This game was closer than the score presents, and it was a case of Six Nations taking advantage of every opportunity they had to help get ahead and stay ahead. Coquitlam and Six Nations went back-and-forth early on, trading multi-goal runs. After Coquitlam tied things up at 3 late in the first, Six Nations sprinted into the first intermission. They scored two straight to take a 5-3 lead heading into the second period. It was a slower and more defensive heavy second quarter as Six Nations expanded their lead to 8-4. It was a six-goal run from Six Nation that lasted from early in the second through early in the third that helped them not let Coquitlam get much going and secure the 11-5 victory and not let Coquitlam get much going. 

Mason Hill led Six Nations with four points (2G/2A) while Owen Martin tallied three points (2G/1A). Also, Sidney Powless had three points (1G/2A) to help lead the way for Six Nations. 

Coquitlam was led by Beau Chetner, Adam Noakes, and Brian Smith who each had three points (1G/2A) in the loss. 

Saskatchewan SWAT 8, North Shore Kodiaks 7

It was a very tight back-and-forth battle, especially down the stretch, as Saskatchewan was able to come out on top and keep North Shore searching for their first win of the tournament. North Shore got the first goal of the game four minutes in, but the rest of the first was slower and more defensive heavy. Saskatchewan scored late in the first to to tie things up heading into the second. Following a Saskatchewan goal midway though the second, North Shore went on a three-goal run to help them take a 4-3 lead heading into the third. A four-goal run for Saskatchewan to start the third ultimately helped them retake the lead and gain a ton of energy. However, North Shore answered with a three-goal run tie things up at 7 late in the game. With just seconds left in the game, Nick McKee found the back of the net, scoring the game-winner for Saskatchewan. 

Nick McKee led Saskatchewan with five points (4G/1A) while Austin Pope and Justin Porga each had four points (1G/3A) in the win. 

North Shore was led by Davin Miller and Raphael Lamothe who each tallied three points (2G/1A) in the loss. 

Manitoba Blizzard 11, Seneca War Chiefs 10

This game could have been very one-sided, but a huge second period from Manitoba allowed them to comeback and secure the win to move to 2-0. Manitoba got the scoring started early on, but Seneca went on a 5-1 run through the majority of the first to take a 5-2 lead heading into the second. While the second period was a little back-and-forth early on, Manitoba exploded midway through the period, going in a five-goal run that lasted through the beginning of the third period, as well. Trailing 10-7 early in the third, Seneca made a comeback in the third, but they fell short as Manitoba walked away with one-goal win to remain perfect. 

Manitoba was led by Jackson Klewchuk who tallied six points (4G/2A). In addition, William Lutz put up six points (2G/4A) and Blaze Bezecki had five points (1G/4A) in the win. 

Andrew Johnson led Seneca with five points (3G/2A) while Efrain Baretto tallied four points (3G/1A) in the loss. 


DAY Three SCHEDULE

Calgary Shamrocks vs North Shore Kodiaks – 10:15am CST

Coquitlam Adnacs vs Saskatchewan SWAT – 1:15pm CST

Seneca War Chiefs vs Six Nations Rebels – 5:15pm CST

Calgary Shamrocks vs Manitoba Blizzard – 8:15pm CST

All games can be streamed for FREE on Amateur Sports TV.

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