Sutherland Cup 2013
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Cambridge rolls over London, 4-1
Story by Narrative Science.
The London Nationals had trouble finding ways to stop the Cambridge Winter Hawks, which beat Nationals, 4-1.
After the loss made the series score 3-2 in the best of seven series, London faces elimination next time out.
The Nationals' power play was ineffective against Cambridge's penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.
The Winter Hawks were paced by Cameron Pentsa, who tallied one goal. Pentsa scored on the power play 18:19 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Cambridge. A head contact penalty on Ryan Wells had put Cambridge on the power play. Alex Bottigoni picked up the assist.
The Winter Hawks' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on seven London power plays. Cambridge forced London goalie Taylor Edwards to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots.
Cambridge additionally got points from Mitch Klie, who also finished with one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Cambridge also got a goal from Chris Taylor as well. Other players who recorded assists for Cambridge were Christian Barnard and Todd Bannermon, who contributed one a piece.
The Winter Hawks' Jordan Lee stopped 24 shots out of the 25 that he faced. Cambridge incurred 28 minutes in penalty time with nine minors. For the Winter Hawks, Kyle Locke and Trevor Hache were ejected from the contest. Edwards rejected 28 shots on goal for London. The Nationals ended with 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major. Team's Wells and Blake Thomas were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game.