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Markham Waxers Game Report

JAN. 25/2002 (Game 46) P1 P2 P3 OT FINAL
AJAX AXEMEN 0 2 0 0 2
MARKHAM WAXERS 3 2 5 0 10

Markham continued their modest winning streak, scoring on the first shift and never looking back in a 10-2 victory over Ajax in the final meeting of the regular season between the two teams. The Waxers put on an offensive clinic pounding 60 shots at the two Axemen tenders during the game.  B.J. Van Mierlo started and was victorious in his first ever game in Markham, stopping 30 shots along the way.

Patrick Diotte got things rolling only 35 seconds in to the game with an unassisted goal on a wrist shot from the blue line that somehow eluded the Axemen goalie.  Another Diotte point shot just under 6 minutes later produced the second goal when after the shot striking the post, Pat Porretta scooped up the rebound and stuffed it home for the 2-0 lead.  The Waxers upped it to 3-0 on a Jesse Boucher powerplay goal midway through the period.  After receiveing an pass from Jason Duffy, Boucher stepped of the halfboards and let a slapper go that beat the goalie, low to the glove side.

The second period saw the Waxers Derek Doucette score the 4th goal for Markham.  After Jason Young found Doucette alone in front, Doucette's high hard wrister beat the Axemen goalie (they had switched at this point) for his 14th of the year.  Ajax would bust the shutout just over 7 minutes in and then cut the lead to 4-2 with a powerplay goal at the 12:30 mark.  Markham rounded out the second period scoring with Matt Neely scoring his first goal since his return to the Waxers.  Strong forechecking by Mark Skeels and Michael Fish allowed Fish to center the puck to Neely and his blast caught nothing but twine for the 5-2 lead.

For the second straight game, the Waxers were able to score 5 goals in the third and put the game to bed, starting with Ben Cottreau's marker at the 5:28 mark.  Duffy lead the break through the neutral zone and dropped the puck for Cottreau who used the defenseman as the perfect screen, roofing a wrist shot from the top of the circles. That was followed shortly after by Neely's second of the night, a low wrister from the blueline after being set up by some nifty stickhandling of  Doucette's.  Fish then scored the second powerplay marker for the Waxers finishing off a pretty three-way passing play started by Duffy and Cottreau that saw the Axemen players and goalie sliding the wrong way leaving Fish the empty net.  Kevin Cribari and Michael Diamond hooked up on the Waxers 9th goal, and Boucher then scored the tenth goal after an end-to-end rush with Doucette and Ryan Steane picking up assists.

With the win the Waxers guaranteed themselves at least a share of third place in the South Conference with 53 points and sets the stage for their final 3 games, two of which are against potential first round playoff opponents. 

G A M E  S U M M A R Y
PERIOD 1
1. Markham, Diotte 8 0:25 5x5
2. Markham, Porretta 21 (Diotte) 6:11 5x5
3. Markham, Boucher 45 (Duffy) 9:14 PP 5x4 GWG
PENALTIES: Doucette MW (roughing) 0:50, Smyth AA (high sticking) 4:10, Smyth AA (holding) 8:49, Cribari MW (cross checking) 16:26

PERIOD 2
4. Markham, Doucette 14 (Young) 2:09 5x5
5. Ajax, Watters (Darlow, Tomiuk) 7:18 5x5
6. Ajax, McConnachie (Wyles, McGregor) 12:30 PP 5x4 
7. Markham, Neely 1 (Skeels, Fish) 13:21 5x5  
PENALTIES: Skeels MW  Taylor AA (slashing) 2:49, Pain MW McGregor AA (roughing) 9:03, Doucette MW (cross checking) 11:43, Grasso MW (head checking, game misconduct) Root AA (roughing) 14:00, Skeels MW (slashing, fighting, game misconduct) Taylor AA (fighting, game misconduct) 14:04, Wyles AA (holding) 14:43

PERIOD 3
8. Markham, Cottreau 16 (Duffy) 5:28 5x5
9. Markham, Neely 2 (Doucette) 7:04 5x5
10. Markham, Fish 10 (Duffy, Cottreau) 12:20 PP 5x4
11. Markham, Cribari 13 (Diamond) 13:02 5x5
12. Markham, Boucher 46 (Doucette, Steane) 18:14 5x5

PENALTIES: Boucher MW (spearing) 1:11, Morgan AA (roughing) 10:25, Pain MW Mitchell AA (roughing) 14:03, Kleine MW McGregor AA (roughing) 16:48 

GOALTENDERS: Markham: B.J. Van Mierlo, Ajax: Chris Wood (0-20:00, 34:00-60:00), Craig Neilsen (20:00-34:00)

SHOTS ON GOAL P1 P2 P3 OT FINAL
AJAX AXEMEN 8 15 9 - 32
MARKHAM WAXERS 23 17 20 - 60

G A M E   S T A T I S T I C S

No.

PLAYER

 G

A

PTS

PIM

PPG

SHG

GWG

2 Michael Pain 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
3 Derek Doucette 1 2 3 4 0 0 0
4 Michael Diamond 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 Patrick Diotte 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
8 Michael Fish 1 1 2 0 1 0 0
9 Albert Ferrante 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Jason Young 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
13 Matt Neely 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
14 Travis O'Rourke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Joey Grasso 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
17 Kevin Cribari 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
18 Jesse Boucher 2 0 2 4 1 0 1
19 Ryan Steane 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
21 Mark Skeels 0 1 1 9 0 0 0
22 Ben Cottreau 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
23 Pat Porretta 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
24 Steve Nobili did not play
25 Eric Kleine 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
26 Greg Peacock did not play
27 Mark Menonte did not play
28 Jason Duffy 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
29 Chris Lawrence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
57 B.J. Van Mierlo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOTALS

10 12 22 27 2 0 1


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