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Stratford's Baker deadly on offense in 5-2 win against Kitchener
Story by Narrative Science.
The Stratford Cullitons relied on the scoring touch of Tyson Baker, who netted two goals, to beat the Kitchener Dutchmen, 5-2.Baker scored at 1:40 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Stratford and again while on the power play 9:56 into the third to make the score 4-1 Stratford.
The win by Stratford clinched the best of seven series at 4-1.
The Cullitons' offense rang up 40 shots on Kitchener's net. Stratford was effective with a man advantage, and put in two goals while on the power play. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Stratford also had goals scored by Joe Leahy, Jake Pleon, and Patrick McKelvie, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Stratford were Shane O Brien, who had two and Carter Allen, Mitch Brooks, Brook Hiddink, and Zach Van Louwe, who contributed one each.
The Dutchmen forced the Cullitons goalie Nicholas Caldwell to work between the pipes, taking 37 shots.
Kitchener was helped by Jeremy Kuehn, who registered one goal. Kuehn scored 6:14 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Kitchener. Jordan Delaurier picked up the assist. Adam Kawalec also scored for Kitchener. More assists for Kitchener came via Nic Hague, Wyatt Trainer, and Connor Cole, who each chipped in one.
Nicholas Caldwell made 35 saves for Stratford on 37 shots. The Cullitons incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with four minors. Jackson McIntosh recorded 35 saves for the Dutchmen. Kitchener incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.