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Markham Waxers Game Report

SOUTH DIVISION QUARTER FINALS (ROUND 1) 
FEB. 12/2001 (GAME 3) P1 P2 P3 OT FINAL
OSHAWA LEGIONAIRES 0 1 1 - 2
MARKHAM WAXERS 2 1 0 - 3

MULTIMEDIA
Jesse Boucher
Kevin Cribari
Jason Duffy
Rick Marnon
Mark Mitchell
Steve Nobili
Paul Robinson
Andy Schofield
Alex Stoyan
Kevin Tompkins

Feb. 12/01: Jesse Boucher postgame comments

Feb. 12/01: Rick Marnon postgame comments

Feb. 12/01: Mark Mitchell postgame comments

Feb. 12/01: Andy Schofield postgame comments

Feb. 12/01: Kevin Tompkins postgame comments

All hockey observers and players know that game three of a 7-game series is often the toughest one to win. It goes without saying that when a club is down 2-0 they are to be expected to play with desperation. So it was Monday night in Markham as the Legionaires threw everything they had at the Waxers only to be turned away, due in large part to the excellent clutch goaltending of Rick Marnon. The outcome was in doubt until the final buzzer, certainly Oshawa must be disappointed with the outcome but they turned in a worthy performance, only to fall short 3-2.

The Waxers came out of the gate flying and held the play deep in Oshawa territory for long stretches at a time. That hard work paid off when Kevin Cribari scored his first of the playoffs from Jesse Boucher and Derek Doucette seven and a half minutes into the game. About four minutes later Boucher drove to the net and was rewarded with a goalmouth feed for the tip in to make it 2-0. Kevin Tompkins and Adam Doucette with the assists.

The period was slowed down by an inordinate amount of icing calls, almost all against Oshawa, as they appeared overwhelmed at times during the opening frame. The Legionaires did have several good scoring chances, in particular when they had the man advantage but could not put one by Marnon.

Six minutes into the second period the Legionaires cut the Waxer lead in half and it wouldn't be until much later in the period before Markham would be able to restore it's two goal advantage.

With just over two minutes remaining in the second, Tompkins scored his first of the playoffs from Patrick Diotte and Cribari, that goal would turn out to be very large, the game winner in fact.

The Waxers play tailed off significantly in the second, perhaps they were either tired or had dared to take the pesky Legionaires a little too lightly.

Oshawa cranked up the attack in the third period, outshooting the Waxers 16-5, taking advantage of the continued penalty troubles encountered by Markham in the game.

Marnon had to come up with big save after big save to keep the Legionaires at bay.

Late in the contest, with the Waxers short two men, the Legionaires scored on a rebound to make for a real interesting conclusion.

Notable was the performance of Tompkins, in third period action, he was often sent out to take key faceoffs in the defensive zone and was good for 6-8 such draws in the final period alone.

The Waxers missed several outstanding chances, Cribari was sent in all alone only to be denied in the second period. Adam Doucette was sprung for a breakaway and beat the netminder cleanly only to have the puck bounce back off the iron inside the cage, the transition play that transpired very quickly as it was started by a pass around the Waxer goal line to the Oshawa blueline was a difficult one for the officials to handle and in the end it didn't matter.

Best hits of the night came courtesy of Diotte, James Regan (a beautiful open ice "collision" at the Oshawa blueline in the second period and Alex Stoyan (sorry Mr. Stoyan) delivered his usual two or three solid hits (albeit not like the "localized earthquakes" from Friday night's game).

It goes without saying that the Waxers will be facing a club that is dying to get a victory on Thursday night when they travel to Oshawa to play game four. There's no doubt that the blue and white squad will be ready for them which should result in an outstanding hockey game for all fans of this sport we all love. Get out and support your Waxers!

G A M E  S U M M A R Y
PERIOD 1
1. Markham, Cribari 1 (Boucher, DDoucette), 7:34.
2. Markham, Boucher 2 (Tompkins, ADoucette), 11:52.
PENALTIES: Marnon Mar (slashing), 1:34; Schofield Mar (roughing), 4:58; AStoyan Mar (roughing after whistle), Rankine OSH (roughing), 5:44; Uniacke OSH (slashing), 9:50.

PERIOD 2
3. Oshawa, Arbour (Rankine), 6:21.
4. Markham, Tompkins 1 (Cribari, Diotte), 17:38.
PENALTIES: DDoucette Mar (cross checking, roughing after whistle), Deir OSH (roughing), 4:11; Tompkins Mar (roughing after whistle), 11:10.

PERIOD 3
5. Oshawa, Rankine (PP) (MacRury), 15:47.
PENALTIES:
ADoucette Mar (roughing after whistle), Uniacke OSH (roughing), 5:33; AStoyan Mar (cross checking), 9:52; Mitchell Mar (roughing), 14:45; Marnon Mar (delay of game), 15:08.

GOALTENDERS: Markham: Rick Marnon. Oshawa: Chris Whitley.

SHOTS ON GOAL P1 P2 P3 OT FINAL
OSHAWA LEGIONAIRES 9 7 16 - 32
MARKHAM WAXERS 13 9 5 - 27

G A M E   S T A T I S T I C S

No.

PLAYER

 G

A

PTS

PIM

PPG

SHG

GWG

2 Andy Schofield 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
3 Derek Doucette 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
4 Jimmy Ball 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Patrick Diotte 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
7 Mark Mitchell 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9 Albert Ferrante did not play
11 Jason Young 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Kevin Tompkins 1 1 2 2 0 0 1
13 Paul Robinson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Steve Kelly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Robert Burrows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Kevin Cribari 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
18 Jesse Boucher 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
19 Ryan Steane did not play
21 James Regan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Mike Harding did not play
23 Adam Doucette 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
24 Steve Nobili 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Mike Stoyan did not play
26 Alex Stoyan 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
27 Mark Menonte 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Jason Duffy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Dan Leclair 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Rick Marnon 0 0 0 4 0 0 0

TOTALS

3 6 9 20 0 0 1


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