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Markham Waxers Game Report

DEC. 13/2002 (Game 33) P1 P2 P3 OT FINAL
AJAX AXEMEN 0 3 0 - 3
MARKHAM WAXERS 2 2 2 - 6

          Two hands on your bears - click here to see full photo.  Click here to see the Novice Waxers in action.  A small tumble - click here to see the full photo. 

Toy and Toonie Night turned out to be a big success as the Waxers skated off with a 6-3 victory over visiting Ajax to open the three game weekend.  The Waxers would like to thank all those in attendance for their donations and for participating in the Teddy Bear Toss - the toys and teddy bears will now be donated to the Markham-Stouffville Hospital.

Markham opened the scoring (and unleashed the barrage of stuffed animals) just over 5 minutes in to the game on a Mark Menonte goal.  Special thanks to the Waxers Novice team for getting out on the ice quickly and collecting the animals!  Pat Porretta and Albert Ferrante assisted on the goal which came when Menonte redirected a Porretta pass over the goalie's blocker.  With under two minutes left in the period, the Waxers upped the lead to 2-0.  Jamie Wright fed Porretta on an Ajax line change and Porretta's wrist shot dinged off the post.  The puck came right out in to the slot where Jeff Weiss was waiting to bang it home with 1:45 left in the first period.

The dominant performance of the first period deteriorated in to sloppiness for most of the next two periods and allowed the Axemen to make a game of it.  The game was tied 2-2 by the 11 minute mark of the middle frame and the period ended with Markham holding a 4-3 advantage.  Porretta accounted for both goals in the second period, with Tony Rossi and Menonte picking up assists on both goals.  The first came off the rush when Menonte fed Porretta, he slid it to Rossi who moved the puck right back to Porretta for an easy slam dunk in to the open net.  The second came as a result of good cycling down low by Menonte and Rossi, who then found Porretta in the slot for a low one-timer.  Ajax sandwiched a goal in between the two Porretta markers.

The third period saw the Waxers score shorthanded- twice - as the combo of Rossi and Menonte completed their stellar evening.  First, in the opening minute, it was Menonte who scored on a semi-breakaway after he and Rossi caused a turnover by the Ajax blueline.  Then, Menonte did the forechecking, got the puck and centered to Rossi for a booming slapper to end the scoring with 1:53 left on the clock.

G A M E  S U M M A R Y
PERIOD 1
1. Markham, Menonte 16 (Porretta, Ferrante) 5:24.
2. Markham, Weiss 3 (Porretta, Wright) 18:15.
PENALTIES: Ferrante Mar (interference) 5:48, Cribari Mar (fighting, game misconduct)
Rossi Mar (misconduct) Mitchel (instigator, fighting, game misconduct) 15:49, Lyall Mar (cross checking) 19:35

PERIOD 2
3. Ajax, Gonsalves (Weinberg) 8:22.
4. Ajax, Gallagher (Gonsalves, Castoff) 11:11.
5. Markham, Porretta 25 (Rossi, Menonte) 12:24.
6. Ajax, Gallagher (PP) (Castoff, Gonsalves) 14:53.
7. Markham, Porretta 26 (Rossi, Menonte) 16:39.
PENALTIES:
Browner Aja (roughing) 1:44, Ferrante Mar (tripping) 6:25, Glode Aja (tripping) 7:15, Buckstein Mar (holding) 13:52

PERIOD 3
8. Markham, Menonte 17 (SH)  (Rossi) 0:51.
9. Markham, Rossi 10 (SH) (Menonte) 18:07.
PENALTIES: Rothwell Mar (hooking) 0:16, Ferrante Mar (slashing) 4:46, Bouchner Aja (roughing) 4:59, Buckstein Mar (interference) 9:34, Buckstein Mar (tripping) 17:37

GOALTENDERS: Markham: Anthony Guadagnolo (0:00-34:53), Kevin Sit (34:53-60:00), Ajax: Brian Elliot.

SHOTS ON GOAL P1 P2 P3 OT FINAL
AJAX AXEMEN 7 10 7 - 24
MARKHAM WAXERS 11 12 9 - 32

G A M E   S T A T I S T I C S

No.

PLAYER

 G

A

PTS

PIM

PPG

SHG

GWG

2 Aaron Buckstein 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
4 Michael Diamond 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Albert Ferrante 0 1 1 6 0 0 0
11 Jeff Weiss 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
12 Liam Bowen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Tony Rossi 1 3 4 10 0 1 0
14 Jamie Wright 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 Mike Barrett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Kevin Cribari 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
18 Stephen Wong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Ryan Steane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Nathaniel Brooks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Ben Cottreau did not play
23 Pat Porretta 2 2 4 0 0 0 1
24 Joe Rothwell 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
27 Mark Menonte 2 3 5 0 0 1 0
28 Daniel Torres 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 David Lyall 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
52 Michael Pain did not play
86 Ryan Olidis did not play
89 Rainor Guminny 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Kevin Sit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Anthony Guadagnolo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOTALS

6 10 16 31 0 2 1


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