Day two of round robin play at the Minto Cup is in the books as Orangeville and Okotoks claimed wins on Saturday night. The Okotoks Raiders were able to take down the Victoria Shamrocks in a very back-and-forth affair, and the Orangeville Northmen continued to roll as they defeated the Coquitlam Adanacs pretty handedly.
Okotoks Raiders 13, Victoria Shamrocks 10
The Okotoks Raiders were able to handle a pretty strong effort from the Victoria Shamrocks as they made some big plays down the stretch to help secure the win. Victoria started the game on a two-goal run, but Okotoks soon got things going and netted three straight to take their first lead of the game.
While Austin Madronic did tie things up at 3 for Victoria midway through the first, Okotoks continued to spark as they put together a four goal run that stretched into the second period. Victoria did answer, but Okotoks was able to hold onto an 8-5 lead heading into the third.
Both sided constantly went back-and-forth in the third as Okotoks always seemed to have an answer following any multi-goal run Victoria put together. With things tied at 12 midway through the third, Sean Kriwokon scored the first of three consecutive goals for Okotoks that helped them gain a lot of momentum and put a lid on this contest.
Okotoks was led by Zach Mantei who tallied five points (3G/2A) and Levi Anderson who had four points (2G/2A) in the win. In addition, Marshall Bloomfield dished out three assists and Ethan Ladymore had three points (1G/2A) for Okotoks.
Austin Madronic was The Guy for Victoria in this one as he tallied eight points (3G/5A). In addition, Ben Preston and Tieoshontathe Mccomber tallied three points (2G/1A) apiece.
In net, Cameron Dunkerley made 37 saves with a .755 save percentage for Victoria and Jack Bruzell-Friesz made 33 saves with a .786 save percentage for Okotoks. Jackson Brown also saw some time in net for Okotoks as well.
Orangeville Northmen 12, Coquitlam Adanacs 7
While it was pretty tight for a while, Orangeville was able to use a few runs late in the game to break away and secure the win. Orangeville got on the board first, but Coquitlam answered with a two-goal run to take the 2-1 lead. After some back-and-forth play, Orangeville went on a two-goal run late in the period and take the lead. Dennon Armstrong scored in the dying seconds of the first to tie things up at 3 for Coquitlam heading into the second.
While the back-and-forth nature of the game continued in the second, Orangeville came out of the break hot. A three-goal run put Orangeville up 6-3 before Coquitlam answered about midway through. That same trend of Coquitlam interrupting an Orangeville three-goal run continued into the early part of the third.
Those runs really gave Orangeville an edge as they could pretty much close this one up. Coquitlam was able to cut into the lead late with two goals in the third, but any through of a comeback was far too gone as Orangeville walked away 12-7 victors in this one.
Jonathan Donville led Orangeville with six points (1G/5A) while Ty Thompson had five points (1G/4A) in the win. In addition, Dylan Watson tallied four points (3G/1A) while Sam Firth and Kyle Water each tallied four points (2G/2A).
Coquitlam was led by Dennon Armstrong who score two goals in the loss. Haiden Dickson and Braydon Cresswell each tallied two points (1G/1A) for Coquitlam, as well.
Rylan Hartley made 41 saves with a .854 save percentage for Orangeville and Nate Faccin made 30 saves with a .714 save percentage for Coquitlam. Matteo Tack also saw some time in net for Coquitlam during this game.
DAY Three SCHEDULE
Orangeville Northmen vs Okotoks Raiders – 4:00pm PST
Victoria Shamrocks vs Coquitlam Adanacs – 7:00pm PST