Getting out on the road seemed to be the perfect
tonic for what was ailing the Waxers as they earned their first victory of the
year, beating the host Collingwood Blues by a 6-3 score. Trevor
O'Neill was solid in net stopping 29 shots en route to his first Jr A
The Waxers scored twice in the first period,
both goals coming in special teams situations. Markham opened the scoring on
the powerplay when Brandon Fackey
fed Brett Molnar down low behind
the net and in turn, Molnar found David
Kostuch streaking to the net. Kostuch, whose older brother Stefan played
three seasons for the Blues, banged home the centering pass for his first Jr A
goal at the 10:49 mark of the first. The Waxers doubled their lead with a
short handed goal less than 4 minutes later when the Gaulrapp twins combined
for a beauty. James Gaulrapp
caused a turnover at the Waxer blueline and then threaded the needle to find
his brother Joel streaking down
the far side. Joel cut in on net, outmuscled the Blues defenseman and
then slid the puck home after a nifty deke for his first Jr A goal. The
period ended 2-0.
In the second, Collingwood cut in to the lead
with a goal just 2:33 in to the frame. The Waxers then took over the
period completely and dominated the rest of the way, outshooting the Blues
19-6. Markham got back on the scoreboard with two quick goals, just under
1 minute apart, to make the lead 4-1 and chase the starting goalie from the
net. Shareef Labreche
scored his second of the year, banging in a rebound after a Chris
Korte rush up the ice was twarted by the Collingwood netminder. Then,
the next shift, Brandon Rubeo
finished off a nice three way passing play with David
Lyall and James Gaulrapp with a low wrist shot through the screened
goaltender at the 14:43 mark to finish the scoring for the period.
The Waxers upped their lead to 5-1 in the
opening minute of the third period when Riley
Hill scored a power play goal for his second of the season.
Collingwood would get the next two goals to make it 5-3 after 14 minutes of the
third period but the Waxers salted away the victory with a goal the next
shift. Derrell Levy started
the breakout passing the puck up the ice to Labreche starting a 2-on 1.
Labreche stepped over the line and slapped the puck at the net. Yiorgo
Christodoulou was charging the net from the opposite and wing and was their
to tap in the rebound for his first Jr A goal and to put the icing on the cake
for the Waxers first victory of the season.
|G A M
E S U M M A R Y
1. Markham, Kostuch 1(PP) (Molnar, Fackey) 10:49.
2. Markham, Joel Gaulrapp 1 (SH) (James Gaulrapp) 14:27.
PENALTIES: Rubeo Mar (roughing) 8:06, MacIntyre
Col(hooking) 10:28, Fackey Mar (interference) 13:48, Kostuch
Mar (slashing) 17:06.
3. Collingwood, Taylor (Cundari, Garbutt) 2:33.
4. Markham, Labreche 2 (Korte) 13:32.
5. Markham, Rubeo 2 (James Gaulrapp, Lyall) 14:43.
PENALTIES: Wilkins Col (hooking) 3:27, Joel
Gaulrapp Mar McNair Col (roughing) 7:44, Fackey Mar (fighting,
game misconduct) Molnar Mar (misconduct) Trottier Col (fighting,
game misconduct) Begley Col (misconduct) 9:16, Wilkins Col
(interference) 10:07, Joel Gaulrapp Mar (hooking) 10:10, Levy Mar
(roughing) 16:26, Allen Col (slashing) 19:15.
6. Markham, Hill (PP) (unassisted) 0:56.
7. Collingwood, Allen (Crittenden, Garbutt) 3:59.
8. Collingwood, McNair (Taylor) 14:04.
9. Markham, Christodoulou 1 (Labreche, Levy) 15:26.
Gaulrapp Mar (hooking) 2:31, McNair Col (hooking) 3:32, Wilkins
Col (holding) 5:23, Ralph Mar (holding) Begley Col (roughing)
5:57, Hill Mar (slashing) McNair Col (roughing) 6:32, Joel
Gaulrapp (head checking, misconduct) James Gaulrapp (fighting,
game misconduct) Curtis Col (instigator, fighting, game
misconduct) 7:39, Lyall Mar Daley Col (fighting, game misconduct),
O'Boyle Mar Allen Col (roughing) 13:54, McNair Col (slashing)
16:28, McGuire Col (slashing) 19:00, Korte Mar (interference)
Markham: Trevor O'Neill. Collingwood: Keith Fink (0:00-34:43),
Matt Hendry (34:43-60:00).
Markham: 2 for 9. Collingwood: 0 for 5.