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Markham Waxers Game Report

FEB. 23/2001 (GAME 1) P1 P2 P3 OT FINAL

Jesse Boucher and Adam Doucette
Robert Burrows
Kevin Cribari
Patrick Diotte
Derek Doucette
Rick Marnon
Steve Nobili
Andy Schofield
Kevin Tompkins

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Feb. 23/01: Kevin Cribari postgame commentsFeb. 23/01: Kevin Cribari postgame comments

Feb. 23/01: Rick Marnon postgame commentsFeb. 23/01: Rick Marnon postgame comments

Feb. 23/01: Steve Nobili postgame commentsFeb. 23/01: Steve Nobili postgame comments

Feb. 23/01: James Regan postgame commentsFeb. 23/01: James Regan postgame comments

Feb. 23/01: Paul Robinson postgame commentsFeb. 23/01: Paul Robinson postgame comments

Feb. 23/01: Andy Schofield postgame commentsFeb. 23/01: Andy Schofield postgame comments

Feb. 23/01: Kevin Tompkins postgame commentsFeb. 23/01: Kevin Tompkins postgame comments

After what seemed like an eternal wait the Waxers finally took to the ice in Markham as the South Division semi-final series with the Raiders opened Friday night, it was the first time in eight days that the Waxers played after sweeping the Legionaires in the opening round of the playoffs.

The Waxers dominated the early going in the first period but weren't able to convert any of them, several times good scoring chances yielded nothing when a bad bounce or other unfortunate break intervened.

The second half of the opening frame was a totally a different story, it was safe to say the worst ten minutes the blue and white have showed us for a long, long time. To be fair it might be expected that the Waxers might have shown some game rust after the extended layoff. The Raiders capitalized and took a 2-0 lead after one complete.

Markham started the second period a man short but anybody walking back into the arena from an intermission break wouldn't know unless they counted the skaters on the ice, despite being shorthanded the Waxers forced the play into Wexford territory and came up with their first of the night. Kevin Cribari lead the rush over the Raider blueline, powering past a Wexford defender to set in motion a variety of chances that eventually halved the deficit to 2-1. Kevin Tompkins who did some nice work down low in the corner to maintain possession combined with Cribari in setting up Andy Schofield for the shorthanded marker.

Midway through the game the Waxers popped home two powerplay goals, three minutes apart. Sixteen seconds after the Raiders were assessed a five minute major, Tompkins fed Jesse Boucher with a well-timed goalmouth feed, a real pretty play for the equalizer. Mark Mitchell also picked up the first of his two assists on the night on the play.

Three minutes later after the Waxer powerplay got bogged down for a short time, Derek Doucette from just inside the blueline made a flip pass through a defender to Steve Nobili who had done an end run down the right side and got between the defenseman and the netminder, Nobili then appeared to redirect the pass, perhaps adding a little more momentum to the puck as he did so past the Raider keeper for the first Waxer lead of the night. Schofield who had fed Doucette with the initial pass to start the rush got the second assist on the play.

With exactly 100 seconds left in the period the Waxers scored a third consecutive powerplay goal, Paul Robinson out-muscled a Raider defender and flipped home a puck from very close quarters, Mitchell with the assist.

The back-breaking goal came with just two seconds left in the second period, with the Waxers attack continuous and relentless, Mark Menonte and Jason Duffy setup Adam Doucette to make it 5-2.

The third period saw the Raiders turn up the attack a notch and pressured to create several outstanding scoring chances, only to be denied by Rick Marnon. With less than nine minutes remaining the Raiders finally scored to make the remainder of the contest a little more interesting.

In the final minute Adam Doucette fed Patrick Diotte at the point who then slapped it towards the Raider net, Steve Kelly in front deflected the puck home to conclude the scoring for the 6-3 final.

Once again the Waxer penalty killing was outstanding and just as in the first four playoff games prior to this night's contest the Waxers continue to receive big contributions from the entire lineup and it showed on the scoresheet as six different Waxers accounted for the goal scoring.

Game two promises to be a good test for the Waxers and will be in Scarborough at 7:00pm on Sunday night.

G A M E  S U M M A R Y
1. Wexford, Katsuras (Martin, Foy), 11:40.
2. Wexford, Petsalis (Faulkner, Whyte), 19:50.
Martin Wex (slashing), 1:46; DDoucette Mar (high sticking), 16:52; DDoucette Mar (slashing), 20:00.

3. Markham, Schofield 1 (SH) (Cribari, Tompkins), 1:33;
4. Markham, Boucher 3 (PP) (Tompkins, Mitchell), 8:25.
5. Markham, Nobili 1 (PP) (DDoucette, Schofield), 10:38.
6. Markham, Robinson 2 (PP) (Mitchell), 18:20.
7. Markham, ADoucette 3 (Menonte, Duffy), 19:58.
PENALTIES: AStoyan Mar (checking from behind minor, game misconduct), 4:19; Whyte Wex (high sticking major, game misconduct), 8:09; Ball Mar (holding), 12:01; Martin Wex (holding), 17:21.

8. Wexford, Katsuras (PP) (Rossi, Foy), 11:07.
9. Markham, Kelly 2 (Diotte, ADoucette), 19:48.
Duffy Mar (roughing after whistle), 3:57; Faulkner Wex (slashing), 8:06; Schofield Mar (dangerous equipment), DDoucette Mar (misconduct), 9:43; Cribari Mar (roughing), 15:34; Regan Mar (roughing after whistle), 16:09.

GOALTENDERS: Markham: Rick Marnon. Wexford: Will Hooper.

WEXFORD RAIDERS 7 16 20 - 43
MARKHAM WAXERS 8 15 10 - 33

G A M E   S T A T I S T I C S










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


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