London Jr. Knights 2 - Halifax Titans 2
MACISAAC SCORES TWICE IN THIRD AS TITANS, JR. KNIGHTS SKATE TO TIE
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Patrick MacIsaac scored his second goal of the third period with just 1:34remainingtohelp the Halifax Titans earn a 1-1 tie with the London Jr. Knights in Thursday’s early game at the2011TELUSCup.
MacIsaac’s goal came just 34 seconds after Matthew Schurr had given London a 2-1 lead, puttingtheJr.Knights (0-2-2) in position to earn their first win of the tournament.
But MacIsaac slipped into the slot in front of Craig Wood and snapped a shot past theLondongoaltender,giving the Titans (1-2-1) an important point in their quest to play in Saturday’ssemifinals.
Both Wood and his Halifax counterpart, Shawn Jeffrey, were solid between the pipes – Wood finishedwith34saves, while Jeffrey turned in a Player of the Game performance with 38 stops.
It was the Jr. Knights who hit the scoreboard first early in the first period, withMikeMandarelliconverting on a London power play for a 1-0 lead, one that stood up for the next 44 minutes asWoodandJeffrey traded saves.
Halifax finally pulled even midway through the third period on a power play of its own when MacIsaaccuttothe net and slipped a shot past Wood, but Schurr drove to the net on a two-on-one with PaulHopkins,tippinghome the go-ahead goal at 17:54 and setting up MacIsaac’s late heroics.
London won’t find out its fate until the conclusion of play on Thursday, but could beeliminatedfromsemifinal contention by the time it hits the ice against the Vancouver North West Giants onFriday (noonNT),while the Titans wrap up the preliminary round when they face Winnipeg in Friday’s afternooncontest(3:30p.m. NT).
|Arena||Mile One Centre||City, Country||St. John's, N.L.|
|Month / Day / Year||04/21/2011||Time||12:00 PM NT|
|London Jr. Knights (CEN)||1||0||1||2|
|Halifax Titans (ATL)||0||0||2||2|
05:49 CEN 3 Mike Mandarelli (13 Nicholas Erb) PP
09:52 ATL 12 Patrick MacIsaac (4 Mitchell Henneberry, 16 Adam Stevens) PP
17:54 CEN 11 Matthew Schurr (14 Paul Hopkins)
18:26 ATL 12 Patrick MacIsaac
|London Jr. Knights||
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|London Jr. Knights||14||10||16||40|
|Lines People||Brian Lambert, Tyler Hill|
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