Sutherland Cup 2013
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Cambridge wins tough contest against London, 6-4
Story by Narrative Science.
The game between the Cambridge Winter Hawks and the London Nationals was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Cambridge emerged with a 6-4 win.
Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Mitch Klie secured the win for the Winter Hawks with a goal in the second period.
The win gave Cambridge a 1-0 lead in the best of seven series.
Klie was all over the ice for the Winter Hawks, as he finished with two goals in the win.
London's power play was ineffective against Cambridge's penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.
Cambridge also got points from Chris Taylor, who also tallied one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Cambridge also got a goal from Hudson Michaelis as well. Other players who recorded assists for Cambridge were Cody Gratton, Maxime Lamontagne, and Todd Bannermon, who contributed one a piece.
The Winter Hawks were unable to stop the Nationals from sending pucks towards the net, and London eventually piled up 35 shots on goal. The defensemen of the Nationals were also effective in Cambridge's zone, and came away with two goals.
London was helped by Tyler Bryden, who racked up one goal. Bryden scored on the power play 1:05 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Cambridge. Noah Schwartz picked up the assist. London additionally got points from Lance Pridham, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Mark Gazdic also scored for London. More assists for London came via Matt Wildman and Aaron Dartch, who each chipped in one.
Lucas Machalski made 31 saves for the Winter Hawks on 35 shots. Cambridge incurred 26 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Taylor Edwards recorded 23 saves for the Nationals. London incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors.