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Simcoe shrugs off penalties, upends Aylmer, 7-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The Simcoe Storm, which found themselves down a man often, weathered the Aylmer Spitfires' power play opportunities and emerged with a 7-2 victory.
The win by Simcoe clinched the best of seven series at 4-3.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 15:18 into the third period. Five fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.
Simcoe stifled Aylmer's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Storm kept the Spitfires' goalie busy throughout the game, and Lucas Easterbrook made 34 saves on 41 shots.
Simcoe additionally got points from Kelly, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Merritt Crumback, who also registered one goal and one assist. Justin Tatrie also scored for Simcoe. In addition, Simcoe received assists from Clayton Chalmers, who had two and Wilson Tlustos and Braedan Walker, who each chipped in one.
Aylmer excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. The Spitfires forced Simcoe goalie Alex Gegeny to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots.
Aylmer was helped by Eric Nemeth, who finished with one goal. Nemeth scored 4:32 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Aylmer. Aylmer also got a goal from Trevor Stewart as well. Other players who recorded assists for Aylmer were Cody Underhill and Clint Walker, who contributed one a piece.
The Storm's Gegeny stopped 29 shots out of the 31 that he faced. Simcoe ended with 25 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major. For the Storm, Tatrie was ejected from the game. The Spitfires totaled 38 minutes in penalty time with four minors and two majors and went 0-for-6 on the power play. Aylmer ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Brad Payne was ejected from the game.