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Kitchener penalty kill dominates in 6-2 defeat of Listowel
Story by Narrative Science.
The Listowel Cyclones failed to take advantage of their power play opportunities and the Kitchener Dutchmen shook off a number of penalties to win, 6-2.
The win gave Kitchener a 2-0 lead in the best of seven series.
The Dutchmen were led by Nic Hague, who had one goal. Hague scored on the power play 4:10 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Kitchener. Kitchener had taken the advantage when Listowel's Chad Lemire got sent off for roughing. Kyle Ellis provided the assist.
The Dutchmen's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on nine Listowel power plays.
Others who scored for Kitchener included Wyatt Trainer, who had two and Philip Moser, Mitchell Smith, and Connor Cole, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Kitchener were Jordan Delaurier, who had two and Harrison Domagala, Scott Pedersen, Ben St Marseille, Keegan Calder, and Taite Wirschke, who contributed one each.
The Cyclones forced Kitchener goalie Jackson McIntosh to work between the pipes, taking 38 shots.
Listowel was led by Blake Nichol, who grabbed one goal. Nichol scored 3:41 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Listowel. Brady Anderson picked up the assist. Garrett James also scored for Listowel. In addition, Listowel received assists from Ray McFalls and Caleb Warren, who each chipped in one.
McIntosh rejected 36 shots on goal for the Dutchmen. Kitchener incurred 34 minutes in penalty time with 12 minors. Team's Ellis and Hague were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game. Ryan Hergott took the loss and made 11 saves before being replaced by Tyler Fassl who made 13 saves. The Cyclones ended with 35 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major. For Listowel, Jamie Huber was ejected from the game.