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2017 OHL Gold Cup Day 3 Recap

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Sunday’s Championship matchup is set following a fast-paced day of Saturday action at the 2017 OHL Gold Cup in Kitchener.

Philip Tomasino (NIAG) headlined Saturday’s action with a five-point performance while Team OMHA Black overcame a 4-0 deficit with shootout heroics to advance to the Championship Game.

GTHL Blue’s Tomasino leads tournament scoring with nine points (3-6–9) following Saturday’s action. Teammate Nicholas Porco (SAG) trails close behind with eight points (5-3–8).

On the blue line, Team HEO’s Alexandre Hogue (SAR) leads rearguards in scoring with seven points (1-6–7) in four games.

OMHA Black goaltender Ethan Langevin (SAR) turned in a solid performance on Saturday to spring himself into the tournament goals-against average (1.48) and save percentage (.951) leads.

Here’s Saturday’s action at a glance.

 

TEAM GTHL BLUE 6 (3-1-0) vs. TEAM NOHA 1 (0-4-0)

Niagara IceDogs first round selection Philip Tomasino recorded his second hat-trick of the 2017 OHL Gold Cup, scoring three times while adding two assists in a 6-1 Team GTHL Blue victory over Team NOHA.

Tomasino scored once in the first and twice in the third period while Daniel D’Amico (WSR), Ethan Keppen (FLNT) and Cody Morgan (KGN) also found the back of the net in the lopsided win.

Nicholas Porco (SAG) had three assists while defenceman Robert Calisti (SSM) collected two.

GTHL Blue outshot NOHA 29-22, holding their opponent to 0-for-6 on the power play as goaltender Matthew Keeley turned aside 21 shots.

Team NOHA’s lone goal came off the stick of Tristan Cicchello as they round out their OHL Gold Cup schedule with an 0-4 record.

Game Summary

Player of the Game:
GTHL Blue – Philip Tomasino (NIAG) (3G, 2A)

TEAM ALLIANCE 5 (2-2-0) vs. TEAM HNO 1 (0-3-1)

Team ALLIANCE pulled away from Team HNO, improving to 2-2-0 at the 2017 OHL Gold Cup with a 5-1 win.

Justin McCombs (SAR), Jeff Burridge (FLNT), Nate Allensen (BAR), Ryan Suzuki (BAR) and Stephane Crevier (SAG) all scored while Jordan Stock (HAM) had a pair of assists in the victory.

Goaltender Jet Greaves (BAR) turned aside 18 of the 19 shots that came his way, with Team HNO’s lone goal coming off the stick of defenceman Zach Fortin.

Team ALLIANCE took the shooting column 29-19.

Game Summary

Player of the Game:
ALLIANCE – Ryan Suzuki (BAR) (1G)
HNO –
Dalton Duhart (LDN) 

TEAM OMHA BLACK 5 (3-1-0) vs. TEAM HEO (2-1-1) 4 SO

The first shootout of the 2017 OHL Gold Cup saw Team OMHA Black sneak past Team HEO 5-4 as Ethan Langevin (SAR) made 18 saves in relief before stopping all five shooters that came his way.

Josh Houston (FLNT) scored the shootout winner as OMHA Black overcame a 4-0 deficit to punch their ticket to Sunday’s OHL Gold Cup Championship Game.

Down 4-0, Brayden Guy (SAR) and Mitchell Russell (OS) started the comeback with second period goals before Spencer Hazell (OS) and Hayden Fowler (SSM) tied the score up with goals under a minute apart 7:56 and 8:32 into the third.

Russell led the way with a goal and two assists for OMHA Black.

HEO goals came from Nick Chartrand (LDN), Joe Carroll (SSM), Alex Johnston (SSM) and Cody Monds.

Team HEO will square off with Team OMHA White in Sunday’s third place game.

Game Summary

Player of the Game:
OMHA Black – Mitchell Russell (OS) (1G, 2A)
HEO – Curtis Fabbro (KGN) (1A)

TEAM GTHL RED 4 (4-0-0) vs. TEAM OMHA WHITE 2 (2-2-0)

Team GTHL Red is headed to Sunday’s Championship Game, finishing as the only undefeated team in the preliminary round at a perfect 4-0 following a 4-2 victory over Team OMHA White.

GTHL Red’s Nick Wong (OSH) had a goal and an assist while Jamieson Rees (SAR), Graeme Clarke (OTT) and Ty Jackson (GUE) also lit the lamp. Anthony Tabak (SBY) notched a pair of assists and goaltender Ryan Dugas (KGN) made 22 saves.

OMHA White made a game of things late, scoring twice in the third period on power play goals from Lucas Peric (OTT) and Ian Martin (NIAG).

Team GTHL Red took the shooting column 32-24.

Game Summary

Player of the Game:
GTHL Red – Mike Petizian (KIT) (1A)
OMHA White – Zachary Uens (FLNT)

 

For full coverage of the 2017 OHL Gold Cup, please visit ohlgoldcup.com.

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