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Markham Waxers Game Report

FEB. 3/2001 (Game 48) P1 P2 P3 OT FINAL
MARKHAM WAXERS 2 2 3 - 7
NORTH YORK RANGERS 1 1 1 - 3

MULTIMEDIA
Jesse Boucher
Adam Doucette
Derek Doucette
Jason Duffy
Dan Leclair
Mark Menonte
Paul Robinson
Kevin Tompkins

Feb. 03/01: Jesse Boucher postgame comments

Feb. 03/01: Adam Doucette postgame comments

Feb. 03/01: Derek Doucette postgame comments

Feb. 03/01: Mark Menonte postgame comments

Feb. 03/01: Paul Robinson postgame comments

The Waxers traveled to North York on Saturday night, their second last game of the regular season and with third place in their division still remaining to be settled.

The Rangers scored quickly in the first period to take a 1-0 lead, on a powerplay and then tide of the contest turned in the direction of the blue and white. Just over two minutes later the Waxers answered when Jesse Boucher fed Kevin Tompkins, wide open in the slot from behind the net and the Captain made no mistake driving the puck home to even the score at 1-1, Kevin Cribari picked up the second assist.

Later in the period Adam Doucette wristed the Waxers to their first lead of the night from about eight feet out.

If there was an example of a boring period this first period was an ideal "showcase". Countless stoppages in play due to numerous offsides, icings and pucks leaving the ice dragged the opening frame to such an extent that we couldn't recall any other period this year that even approached the stop and start nature that resulted.

After the first intermission the Rangers took less than three minutes to even the score when a slapper from inside the blueline hit the mesh behind Waxers tender Dan Leclair.

Midway through the game Jason Young fed Steve Kelly who then drove down the right wing and then made a perfect pass across the ice, Tompkins who realized he'd fall short of reaching it via conventional means, dove headlong and from about a foot away from the goal line he managed to complete the redirection for a pretty goal. The goal was Tompkins 20th of the year and fourth in two nights.

Boucher flipped home the eventual game winner three minutes later after a mad scramble around the Ranger cage. His 35th goal of the year was assisted by Cribari and Derek Doucette.

Not unlike the previous two periods (and reminiscent of the Waxers last visit to North York), the Rangers once again scored quickly at the start of the next period, a powerplay goal to cut the Waxer advantage to a single.

With seven plus minutes left on the clock Mark Menonte wired home the insurance marker, his 20th of the year, making good a setup by Paul Robinson.

The Waxers scored twice more late in the contest to punctuate the win. Derek Doucette unleashed his bazooka and drove a bullet from the left faceoff circle for his 17th of the year, Paul Robinson and brother Adam drawing assists. With three minutes remaining Mark Mitchell and Derek Doucette combined to spring Menonte with a breakout and Menonte pulled up at the hashmarks and unloaded a slapper that concluded the scoring for the night.

Full marks to the Rangers for competing despite their knowledge that their year has just one game remaining and in particular their goaltender stood on his head and kept the game close as the Waxers could easily have pushed twice as many pucks by him as they did.

The contest featured several momentum shifts with the Waxers holding a significant advantage in the game but when he was needed Leclair made the stops when he had to including several of the "extremely tough" variety, utilizing his exceptionally quick reflexes for a big man to whip out his trapper to turn away several good Ranger scoring opportunities.

The win finally wraps up third spot for the Waxers who now await to find out who their first round opponent, we'd expect that the playoffs would start later in the week but we will of course publish full details as soon as they are available.

Tuesday night the Waxers conclude their regular season schedule in Oshawa Legionaires.

G A M E  S U M M A R Y
PERIOD 1
1. North York, Skikos (PP) (Tonelli), 3:27.
2. Markham, Tompkins 19 (Boucher, Cribari), 5:56.
3. Markham, ADoucette 32 (PP) (unassisted), 14:06.
PENALTIES: AStoyan Mar (cross checking), 2:32; Robinson Mar (cross checking), 11:56; Branston NY (high sticking major, game misconduct), 12:13.

PERIOD 2
4. North York, Monteith (Ragozzo), 2:43.
5. Markham, Tompkins 20 (Kelly, Young), 9:14.
6. Markham, Boucher 35 (Cribari, DDoucette), 12:27.
PENALTIES: Ragozzo NY (holding), 5:00; AStoyan Mar (cross checking), 5:57; MStoyan Mar (tripping), 14:14; Diotte Mar (slashing), 19:27; Ragozzo NY (misconduct), 20:00.

PERIOD 3
7. North York, Brown (PP) (Skikos), 4:29.
8. Markham, Menonte 20 (Robinson), 12:25.
9. Markham, DDoucette 17 (Robinson, ADoucette), 16:24.
10. Markham, Menonte 21 (DDoucette, Mitchell), 17:02.
PENALTIES:
Mitchell Mar (elbowing), 3:18.

GOALTENDERS: Markham: Dan Leclair. North York: Michael Repa.

SHOTS ON GOAL P1 P2 P3 OT FINAL
MARKHAM WAXERS 14 14 14 - 42
NORTH YORK RANGERS 10 10 10 - 33

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 0 0 0 0
3 Derek Doucette 1 2 3 0 0 0 0
4 Jimmy Ball 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Patrick Diotte 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7 Mark Mitchell 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
8 Jason Fraccaro did not play
9 Albert Ferrante did not play
11 Jason Young 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
12 Kevin Tompkins 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
13 Paul Robinson 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
14 Steve Kelly 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 Robert Burrows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Kevin Cribari 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
18 Jesse Boucher 1 1 2 0 0 0 1
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 1 1 2 0 1 0 0
24 Steve Nobili did not play
25 Mike Stoyan 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
26 Alex Stoyan 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
27 Mark Menonte 2 0 2 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

7 11 18 12 1 0 1


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