Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy 3 - Edge School for Athletes 1
MACLACHLAN NETS WINNER, POE EARNS FIRST WSSC WIN
CALGARY, Alta. – Jake MacLachlan scored the game-winning goal midway through the second period as Pursuit of Excellence earned its first win at the 2011 World Sport School Challenge, beating the Edge School 3-1 on Tuesday night.
David Alldridge and Josh Bowes finished with a goal and an assist each for POE, which rebounded from its one-sided 8-1 loss to Finland in Monday’s tournament opener.
The opening 20 minutes were tight checking and feisty, with the two teams combining for 22 penalty minutes, but no goals. The Edge School controlled the better part of the period, outshooting POE 12-6.
The intensity carried over into the second period, as Pursuit of Excellence took advantage of an early power play opportunity and took a 1-0 lead thanks to Alldridge. But the Edge School bounced right back just over seven minutes later, with Mitch Ferguson pulling the Mountaineers even on a power play of their own.
But the tie would last less than two minutes; MacLachlan restored the POE lead after 40 minutes.
The teams traded scoring chances and power plays in the third period, but Matt Mitchell and the POE defence kept the Edge School off the board long enough for Bowes to score a shorthanded insurance marker into an empty net with 64 seconds to go.
Pursuit of Excellence will look to make it back-to-back wins Wednesday when it faces Slovakia in the matinee (1:30 p.m. MT), while the Edge School takes its third crack at win No. 1 against Okanagan Hockey Academy (5 p.m. MT).
|Game Number||05||Round||Round Robin|
|Arena||Markin MacPhail Centre - Rink B||City, Country||Calgary, Alta.|
|Month / Day / Year||12/27/2011||Time||05:00 PM MT|
|Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy (POE)||0||2||1||3|
|Edge School for Athletes (EDG)||0||1||0||1|
02:23 POE 10 Steven Alldridge (14 Philip Siutz, 19 Logan Mick) PP
09:59 EDG 6 Mitch Ferguson (8 Jeremy McNeil, 20 Tyson Enzie) PP
11:56 POE 12 Jake MacLachlan (10 Steven Alldridge, 9 Josh Bowes)
18:56 POE 9 Josh Bowes SH EN
|Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy||
|Edge School for Athletes||
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy||12||6||10||28|
|Edge School for Athletes||6||20||11||37|
|Player of the Game|
|Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy||19 Logan Mick|
|Edge School for Athletes||18 Erik Pedersen|
For more information:
Kevin Bathurst Manager, School Programs | Responsable, programme pour les écoles