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Toronto Jr. Canadiens blows out Pickering, 9-4
Story by Narrative Science.
The Toronto Jr. Canadiens Junior Canadiens had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 9-4 win over the Pickering Panthers.
Toronto Jr. Canadiens got the win behind a great game by Anthony Repaci, who had two goals and one assist. Repaci scored the first of his two goals at 17:05 into the second period to make the score 5-3 Toronto Jr. Canadiens. Nicholas Jarzabek assisted on the tally. Repaci's next tally made the score 7-3 Toronto Jr. Canadiens with 14:36 left in the third period. Justin Maiolino picked up the assist.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 19:39 into the third period. Eight fighting penalties were dished out along with six game misconducts.
The Junior Canadiens forced Pickering goalie Austin Washkurak to work between the pipes, taking 50 shots. Toronto Jr. Canadiens bested its season scoring average. This season, the Junior Canadiens average 3.4 goals per contest. Toronto Jr. Canadiens got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.
Toronto Jr. Canadiens also got points from Aaron Spivak, who also registered one goal and two assists, Michael Cuddemi, who also finished with two goals and one assist, and Jarzabek, who also grabbed one goal and two assists. Andrew Mullen also scored for Toronto Jr. Canadiens. In addition, Toronto Jr. Canadiens received assists from Cody Symonds, Dakota Brancatella, and Lucas Chiodo, who each chipped in one and Adam DeLuca and Ryan MacSpadyen, who contributed two each.
The Panthers' penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled eight minors and two majors for 26 minutes in penalty time. Pickering surpassed its season average of 17.0 penalty minutes per game.
The Panthers were helped by Chris Sekelyk, who racked up one goal. Sekelyk scored 2:25 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Justin Bennett assisted on the tally. Pickering additionally got points from BJ Salerno, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Pickering included Mark Tenuta and Austin Ulett, who each put in one. More assists for Pickering came via Cam Palmer, John Hudgin, and Daniel Butchart, who each chipped in one.
Nathan Colitto recorded 24 saves for the Junior Canadiens. Toronto Jr. Canadiens totaled 16 minutes in penalty time with three minors and two majors and went 2-for-8 on the power play. Team's Anthony Trujillo and Eric Eremita were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game. Austin Washkurak made 41 saves for Pickering on 50 shots. The Panthers registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. For Pickering, Tenuta and Riley Devine were ejected from the contest.