started as a close checking game through 40 minutes, erupted in to a shootout
in the opening 13 minutes of the final period between the hostStouffville Spirit and visiting Markham Waxers
in the final game of the season for the cross-town rivals. Markham
was able to fend off the pesky Spirit, who kept coming back throughout the
contest before a Brett Molnar
goal with 6:29 left on the clock stood up as the winning goal.
surged out of the gate with an impressive first period, outshooting
the Spirit by a 19-7 count. LeilandGauley opened the scoring when he took a cycled
puck deep in the Stouffville end and stepped out
from behind the net and snuck the puck through the smallest of holes on the
short side at the 3:28 mark of the period (RainorGuminny and Brandon
Fackey had assists). Markham
upped the lead to 2-0 when David Kostuch
took a pass from James
in the Spirit end and danced his way through the maze of bodies, deking
the goalie or his 12th of the season.Stouffville would get one back in each of
the first and second to send the game in to the third tied at 2-2.
didn’t take long for the Waxers to regain the
lead as the powerplay clicked just 31 seconds in to
the third period when James
finished a pretty three way passing play from brother
Joel Gaulrapp and Kostuch for a 3-2 lead.Stouffville tied it up 3-3 a few minutes
later and from the ensuing faceoff, James and Kostuch
lead their line on a 3-on-2 break and when the puck went to the trailer Joel,
he ripped high over the goalie’s glove for the 4-3 lead.The Spirit again tied it on a powerplay
which set up the Molnar powerplay marker, a carbon
copy of Markham’s
3rd goal, with assists to both Gaulrapp brothers.
Fischer was solid when he needed to be, making 23 stops on the evening.
G A M
E S U M M A R Y
Markham, Gauley 3
2. Markham, Kostuch 12 (James
3. Stouffville, Pullin
(PP) (Gysbers, Johnson) . PENALTIES:Joel Gaulrapp Mar (roughing) 7:03,
Morris Mar (tripping) ,
Mar Van Allen Sto (roughing) RaineSto (roughing, roughing) ,
Jacobs Mar (high sticking) Morris Mar Brunt Sto
Korte Mar (kneeing) .
Stouffville, Lee (Van Allen, Raine)
Mar (interference) ,
Devine Sto (holding) ,
Brunt Sto (crosschecking) 15:55,
Brooks Mar (roughing) ,
Van Allen Sto (roughing after the
15 (PP) (Joel Gaulrapp, Kostuch) 0:31.
6. Stouffville, Lee (PP) (Pullin,
7. Markham, Joel Gaulrapp 16 (Kostuch,
8. Stouffville, Devine (PP) (Brunt, Gysbers)
Markham, Molnar 16 (PP) (James
Joel Gaulrapp) . PENALTIES:Kapolnas Mar (holding) ,
O’Boyle Mar Shrank Sto (roughing) ,
Ralph Mar (roughing) 10:11, Labreche
Mar (slashing) ,
Van Allen Sto (tripping) ,
Fackey Mar Van Allen Sto
(roughing, misconduct) .
Jeff Fischer. Stouffville: Dan McWhinney.
2 for 6. Stouffville: 3 for 9.