WAXERS FILE SUCCESSFUL
The Waxers have filed a
successful protest of their game September 13 vs Aurora and as a result have
been awarded the two points from the game that they originally lost to the
Tigers. It was determined that the Tigers used an ineligible player and
because of the reversal, the Waxers now sit at 7-3 for the season.
A disappointing effort by the Markham Waxers saw
the team fall to 0-2 after being edged by the visiting Aurora Tigers by a 5-4
score. The two teams started off with a wild first period in which they
combined for 6 goals and the Tigers rode a 2 goal second period home for the
win. Again, the Waxers poured in on late in the third period but it was
too little, too late as Markham dropped their second straight at home.
Things looked good for the Waxers early on as
they struck the scoreboard first, scoring on the third shift of the game.
After some solid forechecking in the Aurora end, Shareef
Labreche came out of the corner with the puck and slid it to Jonas
Schell in the high slot. Schell's hard wrist shot along the ice went
between the Tigers' netminder's legs for Schell's first Jr A goal and the 1-0
lead. Aurora would tie the game later in the period on a 5-on-3 powerplay
before the Waxers would take the lead again with an extra strength goal of
their own. Moving the puck around the perimeter of the box, David
Kostuch threw the puck behind the net to James
Gaulrapp who in turn fed Brandon
Rubeo in the slot. Rubeo one-timed the puck to the far side for his
first Jr A goal and another Markham lead. Aurora struck back with 2 goals
inside 14 seconds at the 16 minute mark of the period to take a 3-2 lead.
Markham then tied the game thanks to Labreche's first Jr A goal, scored on a
3-on-0 breakaway after Derrell Levy
blocked a shot in the Waxers end. The period finally ended with the score
The second period was all Aurora as they secured
themselves a two goal lead, 5-3, heading in to the final 20 minutes. The Waxers
managed to creep closer but could not get the equalizer as the Tigers still
controlled the play for the opening half of the period. James Gaulrapp's
first Jr A goal, with 6:34 left on the clock, gave the Waxers some much needed
life, but a final onslaught could not save a point for the Waxers. On
Gaulrapp's goal, in a carbon copy play from the season opener, Josh
Jacobs corralled a loose puck in the Waxers end and hit Riley
Hill with a breakaway pass at the far blueline. Hill's shot hit the
crossbar and the rebound came out to Gaulrapp who ripped it home for the final
goal of the evening.
|G A M
E S U M M A R Y
1. Markham, Schell 1 (Labreche) 1:57.
2. Aurora, Whitehouse (PP) (Thompson, Booth) 6:09.
3. Markham, Rubeo 1 (PP) (James Gaulrapp, Kostuch.) 8:29.
4. Aurora, Agosta (Jackubatis) 15:52.
5. Aurora, Thompson (Kennedy, Diamond) 16:06.
6. Markham, Labreche 1 (Levy) 17:58.
PENALTIES: Lyall Mar Pain Aur (unsportsmanlike
conduct, unsportsmanlike conduct) 1:57, James Gaulrapp Mar
(interference) 4:39, Morris Mar (roughing) 5:40, Diamond Aur
(goaltender interference) 6:52, Bench Mar (too many men) 9:11,
Thompson Aur (hooking) 9:49, Bench Mar (too many men) 11:30, Pain
Aur (hooking) 11:38.
7. Aurora, Thompson (Diamond, Agosta) 8:21.
8. Aurora, Booth (Whitehouse, Pain) 9:20.
PENALTIES: Schell Mar Jackubatis Aur (slashing)
2:21, Diamond Aur (slashing) Thompson Aur (roughing after the
whistle) 11:15, Korte mar (holding) 19:09.
9. Markham, James Gaulrapp 1 (Hill, Jacobs) 13:26.
Kostuch Mar (high sticking) 1:46, Pain Aur (interference) 3:31,
Schell Mar (cross checking) 8:50.
Markham: Rob Cundari, Aurora: Matt Ezzy.
Markham: 1 for 4. Aurora: 1 for 7.