Game Report 2427 TELUS Cup
PLAYED AT: Fort William Gardens
Date: Apr 22, 2019
GAME NOTES: MACS DOWN YOUNG NATIONALS IN TELUS CUP OPENER JASON LA ROSE THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Josh Crooks scored both goals, including the game-winner early in the third period, to help the Halifax Macs edge the Toronto Young Nationals 2-1 in the opening game Monday at the 2019 TELUS Cup. Liam Oxner made 33 saves for the Macs, who won their curtain-raiser at Canada’s National Midget Championship for the fourth time in six all-time appearances. Crooks needed just 32 seconds of the third period to give Halifax the lead for good; the puck found its way onto his stick in the slot, and his lightning-quick release beat Toronto goaltender James Gray to the glove side. Oxner was the story in the first period, keeping the game scoreless despite Halifax being outshot 14-3. The Macs struck for the opening goal in the first minute of the second when Daniel Kline sprung Crooks, and he slipped a backhand through the legs of Gray. Toronto finally solved Oxner late in the middle frame; a shot from Elias Cohen bounced up and over the Halifax netminder to send the game to the intermission even at 1-1. The second period was the busiest for both teams, with the Macs holding a 14-12 edge in shots on goal. Chances came at both ends after the Crooks goal in the third; the Macs failed to capitalize on a trio of chances to extend their lead on the power play, while the Young Nationals hit a late post that would have tied the game. Dropping its opener is nothing new to Toronto. It has started with a loss in all four of its TELUS Cup appearances over the last six years, including 2015 when it won the national title. Halifax will look for a 2-0 start when it takes on the Cantonniers de Magog on Tuesday (12 p.m. ET), right before the Young Nationals face off against the Calgary Buffaloes (4 p.m. ET).
Visiting Team: Toronto Young Nationals
Home Team: Halifax Macs
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Wu, Sean
G33  Gray, James
  Del Mastro, Liam
  Cocca, Russell
  DeSantis, Noah
  Sinanan, Joshua
 11  Martino, Joseph
 12  Lowe, Nolan
 13  Torrealba, Daniel
 16  Enero, Nick
 17  Mansfield, Ryan
 18  Mansfield, Grant
 22  Harbour, Thomas
 24  Clark, Adam
 27  Eliopulos, Ethan
 67  Broome, Jordan
 71  Stojcevski, Peter
 91  Currie, Joshua
 92  Kellenberger, Nathan
 97  Cohen, Elias
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd91 2:00 Slashing 7:311 7:31
2nd4:00 Hit to the Head 13:482 13:48
3rd27 4:00 Hit to the Head 4:182 4:18
3rd27 2:00 Interference 10:441 10:44
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
HALIFAX MACS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Goobie, Jacob
G33  Oxner, Liam
  Keeping, Liam
  Benoit, Hunter
  King, Brant
  Comeau, Mitch
 10  Byard, Zach
 11  Carruthers, Logan
 12  Ross, Alex
 14  Price, Ethan
 15  Kline, Daniel
 16  Watt, Ian
 17  Brown, Cameron
 18  McLeod, Mitchell
 19  Cooper, Davis
 20  Welsh, Zach
 21  Walsh, Liam
 22  MacDonald, Matthew
 23  Hardie, Justin
 24  Crooks, Josh
HALIFAX MACS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st15 2:00 Hooking 7:111 7:11
1st23 2:00 Cross-Checking 11:001 11:00
1st11 2:00 Hit to the Head 14:401 14:40
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS Goals TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS PLAYERS (plus) HALIFAX MACS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd18:38  97-71-27            
                
HALIFAX MACS Goals HALIFAX MACS PLAYERS (plus) TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd:59  24-15-11            
3rd:32  24-18-17            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS 0 / 3
HALIFAX MACS 0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS 12 min / 6 inf (4)
HALIFAX MACS 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
HALIFAX MACS 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS0101
HALIFAX MACS0112
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
TOR - Gray (58:37) (L)313723/0:003rd/18:37
HFX - Oxner (60:00) (W)1411833/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 12:07 PM
  -  End: 2:20 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official TELUS Cup Game Report.