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Markham Waxers Game Report

SOUTH DIVISION SEMI FINALS (ROUND 2) 
FEB. 27/2001 (GAME 3) P1 P2 P3 OT FINAL
MARKHAM WAXERS 1 1 2 - 4
WEXFORD RAIDERS 1 1 1 - 3

 

The Waxers made a rare Tuesday night appearance in Scarborough and in a contest that bore many similarities to the Sunday night encounter the Waxers dug deep and using a powerful third period surge defeated the Raiders 4-3 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Nine minutes into the contest with the Waxers on a powerplay and forcing the play low around the Raider cage, Kevin Tompkins shoveled home a loose puck in the goal mouth area to give the Waxers the early 1-0 advantage. Jesse Boucher and Adam Doucette with the assists.

Late in the period the Raiders tied it up to send the teams deadlocked after the first twenty minutes.

The period was a fast paced one with very few stoppages in play but wasn't at all a display of wide-open hockey as the good scoring chances were at a premium in the opening frame.

The Raiders scored an early powerplay goal to take a 2-1 edge in the second and it wouldn't be until the dying seconds of the period before the Waxers would reply. With about twenty seconds left on the clock and a faceoff to the left of the Raider net, Kevin Cribari won the draw back to Jimmy Ball who unloaded with a shot that bounced off the keeper where Boucher swooped in for the carom and dunked it into the Raider cage to even the score.

If there was any momentum for the Waxers after the late goal in the previous period it was quickly removed when the Raiders scored a fluke goal that deflected off a foot into the Waxer net.

Later with the Waxers still down a goal the Raiders had a chance to really make things difficult when a Wexford attacker broke in on a clean breakaway from the blueline in but Rick Marnon made an excellent pad save on the deke attempt.

That save appeared to be the turning point in the contest for the Waxers cranked things up, and not in any small way.

A couple of minutes before the midway point of the period the Waxers attacked in relentless waves and finally after Tompkins rung one off the post Jason Young wristed a rebound from an Adam Doucette drive to tie the score at 3-3. Steve Nobili with the second assist on the equalizer.

Nobili had a great chance for the go ahead goal when he grabbed a loose puck along the left wall and cut to the net only to see his shot slide off the iron.

Exactly four minutes after the equalizer and with the blue and white machine in high gear the fruits of their hard work paid off again, this time Nobili made no mistake. Young and Paul Robinson with the assists.

The third period, especially if the last 12 or so minutes were considered was basically an exhibition of perseverance and determination. That resilient nature combined with a very healthy fear of losing created an intensity that just simply overpowered the Raiders.

Young and Cribari both had big hits along the boards and Alex Stoyan delivered one hit that would have spiked any local seismographs in the nearby vicinity.

With the Waxers now up in the series 2-1 and home ice advantage snatched from the Raiders, game four goes Friday night at Markham Centennial at 8:00pm.

G A M E  S U M M A R Y
PERIOD 1
1. Markham, Tompkins 2 (PP) (Boucher, ADoucette), 9:06.
2. Wexford, Katsuras (Faulkner, Foy), 17:47.
PENALTIES: Winnik Wex (hooking), 7:52; DDoucette Mar (slashing), 10:50; Durno Wex (roughing), 12:47.

PERIOD 2
3. Wexford, Katsuras (PP) (Rossi, Foy), 3:41.
4. Markham, Boucher 5 (Ball, Cribari), 19:44.
PENALTIES:
DDoucette Mar (interference), ADoucette Mar (misconduct), 1:49; McLean Wex (holding stick), 5:01; Knight Wex (delay of game), 9:05; Ball Mar (tripping), 15:15.

PERIOD 3
5. Wexford, Whyte (Ryan, Rossi), 0:50.
6. Markham, Young 4 (ADoucette, Nobili), 11:56.
7. Markham, Nobili 2 (Young, Robinson), 15:56.
PENALTIES:
None.

GOALTENDERS: Markham: Rick Marnon. Wexford: Tim Knight.

SHOTS ON GOAL P1 P2 P3 OT FINAL
MARKHAM WAXERS 10 12 10 - 32
WEXFORD RAIDERS 6 7 10 - 23

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 did not play
3 Derek Doucette 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
4 Jimmy Ball 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
5 Patrick Diotte 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Mark Mitchell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Jim Stamatopoulos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Albert Ferrante 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Albert Ferrante did not play
11 Jason Young 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
12 Kevin Tompkins 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
13 Paul Robinson 0 1 1 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 0 1 1 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 2 2 10 0 0 0
24 Steve Nobili 1 1 2 0 0 0 1
25 Mike Stoyan did not play
26 Alex Stoyan 0 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0

TOTALS

4 8 12 16 1 0 1


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