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Markham Waxers Game Report

FEB. 15/2001 (GAME 4) P1 P2 P3 OT FINAL

Robert Burrows
Adam Doucette
Jason Duffy
Albert Ferrante
Dan Leclair
Rick Marnon
Waxers celebrate briefly after win moves them to round two.
Andy Schofield

The Waxers traveled to Oshawa Thursday night with one simple, but difficult goal in mind, win. That they did despite a spirited performance by the host Legionaires. Certainly Oshawa has no need to hang their heads, they did play hard. This contest's outcome wasn't really certain until midway through the third period when the Waxers extended their lead to three at 4-1, the Legionaires would score once more, a testament to their no-quit attitude in the dying seconds of the contest to create the final of 4-2.

The first period was quite lacking for excitement as neither squad seemed to be able to generate any sort of sustained attack.

Jason Young scored his third of the playoffs just before the thirteen minute mark of the opening period when he rifled home a wrist shot into the top shelf to put Markham in the lead at 1-0. Kevin Tompkins and Steve Nobili with the helpers.

The Legionaires wouldn't be long in answering, taking advantage of a man advantage situation they tied the score at 1-1 with less than five minutes remaining.

The Waxers started Dan Leclair in net with the intention of giving Rick Marnon a breather after starting and excelling in the first three games of the series. However, in a most unfortunate turn of events, Leclair eventually was forced to leave the contest due to equipment problems. As consolation the Waxers awarded Dan with the game puck after the victory.

The second period was a penalty-filled affair and the Waxers seemed to wake up during the penalty killing situations and play with increased intensity.

Andy Schofield who had earlier in the series made a goal mouth save was at it again, this time in the second period. Twice, he took what looked like sure goals out of harm's away from the crease area to help preserve the tie (1-1 at the time).

The Waxers got the go-ahead goal on a most unusual play, with about ten or so seconds remaining in the period, Oshawa shot the puck into Waxer territory and while a couple of Legionaire forecheckers were forced to retreat beyond the blueline (delayed offside) Patrick Diotte went to the end boards to retrieve the loose disc, just as he was about to get to the puck he slipped somehow and fell, recovered quickly and whipped a long pass to Jason Duffy who streaked past the blue line with just six seconds remaining on the clock and drove hard to the net from the right wing and wristed home the 2-1 goal.

The Waxers turned in a much better effort in the third period, although it wasn't mistake free it was a vast improvement over the previous two this night. Adam Doucette was sprung for a breakaway from the blueline and scored the eventual game winner. Duffy and Schofield assisted on the goal

Two minutes later Robert Burrows grabbed a loose puck that was the result of some aggressive and effective forechecking of James Regan while they were out on a penalty killing duty. Burrows muscled past an Oshawa defender and drove straight down the gut to the net for the shorthanded goal and a 4-1 Waxer lead. The unassisted goal also illustrates a major flaw in the statistical scoring system as Regan wasn't awarded an assist, he never touched the puck, but his forechecking did create the turnover, just goes to show that stats are only good for so much. That goal basically turned the lights out for this contest.

The Legionaires to their credit never gave up and scored in the dying seconds of the contest when a shot from the point deflected off two or more sticks and/or skates into the Waxer cage to conclude the scoring for the night.

This night's win and the series victory is in the truest sense of the phrase a "team victory", contributions, key ones, came from all. There is not a team in it's path that the blue and white are afraid of facing, certainly they have a healthy respect for all their opponents, just as they did for the Legionaires. This confidence is due in large part to the significant veteran presence that is on this club, this team had one goal in mind at training camp, that goal has not changed. This club was built to win, simply put.

The Waxers now await to find out who their next round opponent will be, once that has been determined and a schedule has been completed we'll publish that data as soon as possible.

G A M E  S U M M A R Y
1. Markham, Young 3 (Tompkins, Nobili), 12:44.
2. Oshawa, Rankine (PP) (Chouinard), 15:24.
PENALTIES: Tompkins Mar (slashing), 2:41;
Doherty OSH (tripping), 6:10; AStoyan Mar (high sticking), 13:59.

3. Markham, Duffy 2 (Diotte), 19:56.
AStoyan Mar (tripping), 1:55; Arbour OSH (holding), 6:17; ADoucette Mar (double roughing), 9:46; Modeste OSH (roughing), Harding Mar (roughing, checking from behind minor, game misconduct), 13:38; DDoucette Mar (cross checking), 15:21; Kosiw OSH (checking from behind minor, game misconduct), 16:17.

4. Markham, ADoucette 2 (Duffy, Schofield), 7:35.
5. Markham, Burrows 1 (SH) (unassisted), 9:41.
6. Oshawa, Doherty (Uniacke, Modeste), 19:53.
Ferrante Mar (slashing), 8:15; DDoucette Mar (elbowing), 11:53; ADoucette Mar (slashing), 17:21.

GOALTENDERS: Markham: Dan Leclair, Rick Marnon (15:24 of 1st). Oshawa: Chris Whitley.

MARKHAM WAXERS 9 12 4 - 25

G A M E   S T A T I S T I C S










2 Andy Schofield 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3 Derek Doucette 0 0 0 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 did not play
9 Albert Ferrante 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
11 Jason Young 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
12 Kevin Tompkins 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
13 Paul Robinson did not play
14 Steve Kelly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Robert Burrows 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
17 Kevin Cribari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Jesse Boucher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Ryan Steane did not play
21 James Regan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Mike Harding 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
23 Adam Doucette 1 0 1 6 0 0 1
24 Steve Nobili 0 1 1 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 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
29 Dan Leclair 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Rick Marnon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


4 5 9 22 0 1 1

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