Minto Cup: Orangeville Defeats Victoria In Back-And-Forth Contest, Completes Finals Sweep

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The Orangeville Northmen defeated the Victoria Shamrocks 7-5 in a very back-and-forth contest to complete the 3-0 sweep and hoist the Minto Cup for the first time since 2012. It was some very strong play late in the third that helped Orangeville pull ahead and secure the win. 

Orangeville was led by Jonathan Donville with four points (3G/1A) while Ty Thompson also tallied three points (1G/2A) in the win. In net, Rylan Hartley made 43 saves with a .896 save percentage for Orangeville. 

Jackson Boyd and Austin Madronic led the way for Victoria with two points (1G/1A) apiece. Cameron Dunkerley made 46 saves with a .868 save percentage in net for Victoria, as well. 

Orangeville opened up the game with two quick goals from Dawson Tait and Jonathan Donville, giving them an early lead. Zach Manns got Victoria on the board midway through the first, cutting the Orangeville lead to 2-1. Each team scored once more to end the period with Orangeville holding a 3-2 lead. 

Following a Kyle Waters Goal to put Orangeville up 4-2 just seconds into the second, both sides started to vamp it up on defense as seven minutes went bye without a goal. Midway through the period, Patrick Dodds found the back of the net for Victoria, cutting the lead to just one. Jackson Boyd tied things up at 4 for Victoria with just over a minutes left in the second. 

The third started with some more heavy defensive play, but Ty Thompson broke the silence with an Orangeville goal at the 9:03 mark. Denton Macdonald scored for Victoria just minutes later, tying things back up at 5. That would be Victoria’s last goal of the game as they were never able to capitalize on any more opportunities. Jonathan Donville scored two straight for Orangeville to end the game and secure the 7-5 victory. 

Minto Cup: Orangeville Handles Victoria In Game Two Of Finals

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Orangeville was able to go up 2-0 in the Minto Cup Finals, defeating Victoria 11-5 on Thursday night. While things started off very back-and-forth, Orangeville eventually took over on both ends and really ran away with this one, not allowing Victoria to even sniff a comeback. 

Jonathan Donville led the way for Orangeville with six points (4G/2A) while Kyle Waters tallied four points (3G/1A), as well. In net for Orangeville, Rylan Hartley made 27 saves with a .844 save percentage. 

Victoria was led by Zach Manns with three goals while Patrick Dodds and put up two points (1G/1A). Cameron Dunkerley made 45 saves with a .804 save percentage in net for Victoria. 

The game started off very back-and-forth as both teams kept trading goals throughout the first period. Jonathan Donville got Orangeville on the board first with a power-play goal, but a penalty on Donville allowed Victoria to get on the board with a power-play goal from Zach Mann less than a minute later. Midway through the period Dylan Watson ripped one for Orangeville, scoring another power-play goal and putting them up 2-1. 

Victoria ended the first period with a two-goal run from Patrick Dodds and Zach Manns late in the period. Manns goal came just after the penalty clock expired to give them a 3-2 lead heading into the second. 

Orangeville started took charge in the second, getting it done at both ends. Kyle Waters got the first goal for Orangeville in the second, kicking off a four-goal run that included three goals from Jonathan Donville to put them up 6-3.

Just when it looked like Orangeville could run away with it, Zach Manns stopped the bleeding for Victoria with a rip from downtown in the dying seconds of the shot clock. Less than a minute later Caleb Kueber found the back of the net in transition for Victoria, cutting the Orangeville lead to 6-5 heading into the third. 

Orangeville closed out the game strong in the third, scoring five unanswered goals, including two from Kyle Waters, to secure the 11-5 victory and go up 2-0 in the series. 

With Orangeville now leading 2-0 in the best of five series, they can capture the Minto Cup tomorrow night with a win to sweep the finals. 

Minto Cup: Orangeville Holds Off Victoria, Captures Game One of Finals

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The Orangeville Northmen were able to hold on down the stretch, warding off a very string comeback from the Victoria Shamrocks to secure the 10-8 and go up 1-0 in the Minto Cup Finals. 

It was a great offensive effort from Jonathan Donville and Dylan Watson as the two combined for all ten of Orangeville’s goals. Watson ended the game with 10 points (7G/3A) while Donville had nine points (3G/6A). 

For Victoria, Austin Madronic and Caleb Kueber led the way with three points (2G/1A) apiece. Jackson Boyd also tallied four points (1G/3A) for Victoria. 

Rylan Hartley made 31 saves with a .795 save percentage for Orangeville while Cameron Dunkerley made 57 saves with a .851 save percentage for Victoria. 

Orangeville got on the board first with Dylan Watson scoring two straight early in the first period. After some back-and-forth play, Ben Preston finally got Victoria on the board midway through the first, but that would be the last of their offensive feats in the first. Orangeville dominated the rest of the period and really dusted Victoria, taking a 5-1 lead into the second. 

While Jonothan Donville pushed Orangeville’s lead out to 6-1 early in the second, it was a much more defensive heavy period. Both goalies and the defense in front of them really stepped up big in the second, not allowing much by them. Victoria got their second goal of the game with 10:05 in the second via Teioshontathe McComber and Dylan Watson increased Orangeville’s lead to 7-2 with 4:34 in the period. 

The third quarter was a much different story, as Victoria flew out of the gate with an early three-goal run to start the period, cutting the Orangeville lead to 7-5. While Dylan Watson stopped the bleeding for Orangeville, scoring just about a minute later, Austin Madronic answered right back for Victoria. 

Orangeville scored two straight midway through to give them a 10-6 cushion. While Austin Madronic and Patrick Dodds scored two goals late in the game for Victoria they could not complete the comeback as the Orangeville defense stood tall in the final minutes of the game to secure the 10-8 win. 

Minto Cup: Victoria Defeats Okotoks in Overtime, Advances to Finals

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For the first time since 2008, the Victoria Shamrocks are heading to the Minto Cup finals where they will face the Orangeville Northmen. Victoria defeated Okotoks in overtime of the semifinal game to advance to the finals, which start on Wednesday night. 

Jake Gillis got Okotoks on the board first, but Victoria didn’t take long to answer and take the lead with Jackson Boyd and Zach Manns scoring back-to-back goals in less than a minute. Okotoks scored the last two goals of the first, taking a 3-2 lead into the second. 

The back-and-forth play continued in the second as both teams continued to answer each other. Victoria took back the lead with an early two-goal run before Okotoks answered with a two-goal run of their own. Following a two-goal run from Victoria late in the second, Okotoks caught fire and scored three straight to go ahead 8-6 heading into the third. 

While there was a ton of back-and-forth play to start the third, offensively it was all Victoria. Patrick Dodds and Austin Madronic scored two straight to tie things up at 8 for Victoria early in the period. Both Okotoks and Victoria had opportunities to score coming out of a timeout with just seconds left on the clock, but neither could convert as both defenses stood tall, forcing overtime. 

Both defenses were very stout through the early part of the overtime period, but Victoria’s offense really popped off at the end to secure the victory. Austin Madronic scored and Ben Preston scored two straight within a minute to give Victoria the 10-8 lead with 2:16 in the period. Liam Phillips and Brian Robb added some sugar on top with two empty netters in the final minute to put this one to bed, giving Victoria the12-8 win. 

Okotoks was led by Zach Mantei with five points (1G/4A) and Levi Anderson who tallied four points (2G/2A). In net, Jack Bruzell-Friesz made 51 saves with a .836 save percentage. 

Austin Madronic led the way for Victoria with five points (2G/3A). Zach Manns also had four points (2G/2A) in the win for Victoria. In net, Cameron Dunkerley made 41 saves with an .837 save percentage. 


Minto Cup Finals Schedule (Best of Five)

Wednesday, August 21st: Orangeville vs Victoria – 7:00pm PT

Thursday, August 22nd: Orangeville vs Victoria – 7:00pm PT

Friday, August 23rd: Orangeville vs Victoria – 7:00pm PT

Saturday, August 24th: Orangeville vs Victoria – 7:00pm PT (If Needed)

Sunday, August 25th: Orangeville vs Victoria – 7:00pm PT (If Needed)

 

 

Minto Cup: Round Robin Play Wraps Up

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Through three days of play, the round robin portion of the Minto Cup has concluded, and the semifinal game and finals are on the horizon. 

After Saturday’s contest, Victoria, Okotoks, and Orangeville will be moving on while Coquitlam has seen their season come to an end following an upset loss. Victoria and Okotoks will face each other in the semifinal game on Monday, and the winner will face Orangeville in the finals which start on Wednesday. 

Orangeville Northmen 11, Okotoks Raiders 4

Thing started very back-and-forth in this one as things were tied at 2 heading into the second. Orangeville used a six-goal run from late in the first through late in the second to really get ahead and start to put this one away early. Okotoks was able to answer, but they couldn’t overcome the deficit. Orangeville led 8-3 heading into the third and then expanded on it. Okotoks got the last goal of the game, making the final an 11-4 win for Orangeville. 

Jonathan Donville led the way for Orangeville with nine points (5G/4A) while Dylan Watson also had six points (2G/4A) in the win. In net, Rylan Hartley made 36 saves with a save percentage of .923. 

Okotoks was led by Ethan Landymore who scored two goals in the loss. In addition, Marshall Bloomfield dished out four assists for Okotoks, as well. Jackson Brown made 41 saves with a .788 save percentage. 

Victoria Shamrocks 15, Coquitlam Adanacs 7

Victoria came out firing as they were able to gain a 6-0 advantage heading into the second period. While Coquitlam finally started to find their offense in the second, Victoria was always there to answer. Victoria was able to stay ahead and take a 10-3 lead into the third and final period. This one was pretty much over, but Victoria continued to pile on and Coquitlam was able to answer as they continued to find ways to have success, despite the seemingly insurmountable deficit. Victoria sustained their lead and walked away with a very surprising win to keep their hopes alive. 

Patrick Dodds led Victoria with six points (2G/4A) while Zach Manns tallied five points (3G/2A) in the win. Also, Ben Preston and Austin Madronic recorded five points for Victoria, as well. In net, Cameron Dunkerley made 43 saves with a .860 save percentage. 

Coquitlam was led by Will Clayton who tallied four points (2G/2A) in the loss. Reid Bowering also scored three goals for Coquitlam in the game. Nate Faccin made 25 saves with a .735 save percentage for Coquitlam. 


Playoff Schedule

Semifinal Game

Monday, August 19th: Okotoks Raiders vs Victoria Shamrocks – 7:00pm PST 

Finals (Best of Five) 

August 21-26: Orangeville Northmen vs TBD

Founders’ Cup: Calgary Defeats Six Nations, Claims Gold

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The Calgary Shamrocks completed the upset as they defeated the Six Nations Rebels 16-15 in the Gold Medal game on Sunday night, becoming the first team from outside Ontario to capture the cup in ten years. Calgary was able to get ahead early and sustain their lead, warding off a very tough Six Nations team to secure the win.

After trailing 2-0 early, a power-play goal got Calgary on the board and helped get their offense going. They were able to keep that energy going through the rest of the first, taking a 6-3 lead into the intermission. 

While the second was a little more back-and-forth later on, Calgary continued to keep their offensive juices flowing as they went up 11-5 with just under 11 minutes left in the period. Six Nations started to fight back as they did cut the Calgary lead down to 15-10 heading into the third. 

Six Nations really started heating up in the third as they used a four-goal run to cut the Calgary lead to 15-14. While Six Nations seemed ti be firing on all cylinders, Calgart had an answered as they pushed their lead back out to 16-14. Six Nations cut the lead to 16-15 with 6:36 in the third and it looked like they could start to take over once again. However, Calgary was able to hold Six Nations down the stretch and secure the win to capture Gold at the 2019 Founders’ Cup. 

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In addition to the Gold Medal game, the Seneca WarChiefs claimed fifth place and the Coquitlam Adanacs won the Bronze Medal game. In the fifth place game, Seneca got out to a big lead in the first and never looked back. They were able to put Saskatchewan away early and secure the win in blowout fashion. In the Bronze Medal game, Coquitlam was able to take control after thing being tied at 2 to end the first. Coquitlam used an offensive surge in the third to help capture the victory. 

Minto Cup: Orangeville Continues To Roll, Okotoks Defeats Victoria

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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

Founders’ Cup: Medal Round Games Set In Stone

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Through five days of play, the round robin portion of the Founders’ Cup has concluded and medal play is on the horizon. 

Saturday saw five games played to wrap up round robin play, and almost all five games were blowouts. Coquitlam defeated North Shore 18-3, Six Nations beat Manitoba 15-3, Saskatchewan beat Seneca 12-7, Six Nations beat Calgary 19-3, and Coquitlam beat Manitoba 11-5. Each team will move onto medal play tomorrow besides North Shore who finished in last place with an 0-6 record. 

On Sunday, three games will be played to decide who takes home fifth place, the bronze medal, and the gold medal. Coincidentally enough, all three games will be rematches of the last three round robin games that took place on Saturday. 

The Seneca WarChiefs (1-5) will face the Saskatchewan SWAT (2-4) in the Fifth Place game at 11:00am CT on Sunday while the Coquitlam Adanacs (3-2) will face the Manitoba Blizzard (3-2) in the Bronze Medal game at 2:00pm CT. In the Gold Medal game the Six Nations Rebels (6-0) will face the Calgary Shamrocks (5-1) at 5:00pm CT. 

 

Minto Cup: Orangeville Opens Round Robin Play Strong

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Day one of round robin play at the Minto Cup is in the books as the Orangeville Northmen and Coquitlam Adanacs got the tournament started with wins. 

On day one, both Orangeville and Coquitlam got wins but it was Orangeville who made the biggest splash. Orangeville steamrolled Victoria from the beginning and never looked back, setting the tone and letting their presence be well known. Coquitlam had a more difficult time as Okotoks gave them some trouble in a game that was back-and-forth pretty much the whole way. 

Orangeville Northmen 12, Victoria Shamrocks 1

This was never really was much of a contest as Orangeville started the game hot, sprinting out to a 4-0 lead heading into the second period. Early in the second, Zach Manns found the back of the net off a feed from Teioshontathe Mccomber to get Victoria their first and only goal of the game. Orangeville closed out the game with a five-goal run that lasted from late in the second through late in the third to secure the blowout win. 

A big part of Orangeville’s success was their defense, and in particular goalie Rylan Hartley. He came up big with 43 saves and a save percentage of .977. On offense, Orangeville was led by Johnathan Donville, Dylan Watson, and Ty Thompson who all recorded five points in the win.

Cameron Dunkerley played the majority of the game in goal for Victoria, and made 45 saves and had a save percentage of .818. On offense, Zach Manns was their only scorer. 

Coquitlam Adanacs 11, Okotoks Raiders 9

Coquitlam was able to pull away late in the third to secure the win over Okotoks in a very back=and-forth battle. Okotoks started the scoring early in the first before Coquitlam netted two straight to take their first lead of the game. Both teams traded goal for most of the period, but a two-goal run for Coquitlam late in the first helped them take a narrow 5-4 lead heading into the second. After Okotoks tied things up at 5 early in the second, Coquitlam went on a two-goal run to push their lead out a little further. That run helped them stay ahead through some more back-and-forth play, giving them a 9-8 lead heading into the third. Okotoks tied things up at 9 early in the third, but the Coquitlam defense was able to hold them and subdue any kind of comeback they may have had. Coquitlam score two straight to end the game and secure the 11-9 win. 

Thomas Semple led Coquitlam with five points (2G/3A) in the win. In addition, Max Semple dished out five assists and Dennon Armstrong tallied four points (1G/3A), as well. In goal, Nate Faccin made 28 saves with a .757 save percentage. 

Okotoks was led by Zach Mantei who tallied five points (2G/3A). Also, Adam Wolf and Ethan Landymore each tallied three points (1G/2A) for Okotoks as well. In goal, Jack Bruzell-Friesz made 42 saves with a .792 save percentage. 


Day Two Schedule

Victoria Shamrocks vs Okotoks Raiders – 4:00pm PST

Orangeville Northmen vs Coquitlam Adanacs – 7:00pm PST

Founders’ Cup: Six Nations And Calgary Continue To Dominate, Seneca Secures First Win

 

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Through four days of round robin play at the Founders’ Cup, the Six Nations Rebels and Calgary Shamrocks remain the two teams left unbeaten. Once again, Both teams secured wins by pretty significant margins on Friday. 

Also on Friday, the Seneca WarChiefs secured their first win of the tournament as they faced the North Shore Kodiaks who are still winless after the loss on Friday afternoon. 

Six Nations Rebels 19, Saskatchewan SWAT 4

This one was never really in question as Six Nations came out hot and never slowed down, routing Saskatchewan in yet another blowout victory. Six Nations stepped on the gas right out of the gate, taking a 4-0 lead into the second period. While Saskatchewan was able to find their offense a bit in the second, Six Nations continued their dominance on both ends as they led 12-4 heading into the third period. Six Nations put the lid on this one in the third, scoring four unanswered to capture the 19-4 win to stay undefeated.

Six Nations was led by Marshall Powless with nine points (4G/5A) in the win. Sidney Powless also had eight points (4G/4A) for Six Nations, as well.

Jordon Boyenko led the way for Saskatchewan with two goals. Jordan Ernst and Justin Porga were the other two goal scorers for Saskatchewan in the game.

Seneca War Chiefs 19, North Shore Kodiaks 14

In an exciting back-and-forth battle the Seneca War Chiefs were able to pull through in the third period and go on a huge run to help them secure their first win of the tournament. Seneca and North Shore went back-and-forth early in the first, but a five-goal run from Seneca to end the period gave them a 7-4 lead heading into the second. North Shore opened the second period with a three-goal run to tie things up at 7. While both sides went back-and-forth for most of the period North Shore was able to use a few multi-goal runs to get ahead 13-12 entering the third. Seneca started the third with a five-goal run to sprint ahead and help them secure the 19-14 victory. 

Bryce Williams led the way for Seneca with 11 points (7G/4A) in the win. In addition, Destin Montour tallied six points (4G/2A) while Andrew Johnson had five points (2G/3A). 

North Shore was led by Raphael Lamothe who tallied six points (2G/4A). Williyam Gendron had four goals and Davin Miller had four points (2G/2A) in the loss, as well. 

Calgary Shamrocks 16, Coquitlam Adanacs 6

The Calgary Shamrocks secured yet another blowout win as they defeated the Coquitlam Adanacs on Friday night. Calgary started the scoring off in the first and was able to control most of the game. Coquitlam put up a good fight in the first period, only trailing 4-3 heading into the second. Calgary took over in the second and a four-goal run to end the period pretty much put this one out of reach as they led 9-5 heading into the third. Calgary continued their run in the third, and while Coquitlam did find the back of the net it was too late as this one had already been written. 

Calgary was led by Eric Lemire with six points (2G/4A). In addition, Connor Pupp tallied five points (3G/2A) and Colby Fraser with five points (2G/3A) in the win. 

Drew Kask and Matthew Smigel led the way for Coquitlam with four points (1G/3A) apiece. Daniel Chand also tallied two points (1G/1A) for Coquitlam. 

Manitoba Blizzard 11, Saskatchewan SWAT 9

It was a tight back-and-forth battle as Manitoba was able to comeback from a slow first period and defeat Saskatchewan, bouncing back after their first loss of the tournament on Thursday. Saskatchewan started the game with a two-goal run before Manitoba got on the board. A two-goal run to end the first gave Saskatchewan a 4-1 lead heading into the second. Manitoba cam out firing in the second period, going on a three-goal run right out of the gate. While Saskatchewan went on a two-goal run midway through the second, a four-goal Manitoba run from midway in second through early in the third really gave them an edge down the stretch. Manitoba was able to hold onto the lead through a back-and-forth third period to secure the win. 

Blaze Bezecki led Manitoba with six points (4G/2A) while William Lutz also tallied three goals (2G/1A). Also, Seth Mandryk had three points (1G/2A) and Ethan Berezowski recorded three assists. 

Saskatchewan was led by Davis Sheppard with four points (2G/2A) while Justin Porga and Jordon Boyenko each tallied three points (2G/1A), as well. 


DAY Five SCHEDULE

North Shore Kodiaks vs Coquitlam Adanacs – 9:00am CST

Six Nations Rebels vs Manitoba Blizzard – 11:45am CST

Saskatchewan SWAT vs Seneca WarChiefs – 2:30pm CST

Calgary Shamrocks vs Six Nations Rebels  – 5:15pm CST

Coquitlam Adanacs vs Manitoba Blizzard – 8:00pm CST

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