Quebec 3—Ontario 2 (Shootout)
(Halifax, N.S.) For the second consecutive game Quebec pulls off a shootout win, this time over Ontario in a hard fought 3-2 game.
Jonathan Drouin and Anthony Duclair scored in the shootout for Quebec while Max Domi got the lone shootout goal for Ontario.
Quebec got both their goals from Guilliaume Gauthier while Jordan Subban had both of Ontario’s tallies. Ontario outshot Quebec 48-28 as AlexandreBélanger got the win in goal. Quebec has four points on two shootout wins while Ontario has a win and a shootout loss, also good for 4 points.
Manitoba 6—Saskatchewan 1
(Dartmouth, N.S.) Manitoba evened their record as they handled prairie rival Saskatchewan 6-1 in Dartmouth.
Kurt Keats had a pair of goals for Manitoba who were outshot 46-33 in the game. Justin Paulic picked up the win in goal.
For Saskatchewan, they dropped to 0-2 and have managed only one goal in two games, Jordan Tkatch had the lone marker in the game. Both teams wrap up the preliminary round tomorrow.
British Columbia 8—Nova Scotia 3
(Halifax, N.S.) Curtis Lazar and Kyle Burrough’s 4 point efforts lifted British Columbia to an 8-3 win over Nova Scotia in Canada Winter Games’ Men’s Hockey action.
B.C had a five goal second period to lift them to their first tournament win. Nova Scotia dropped to 0-2 for the tournament. They were led by Bronson Beaton’s two point performance.
Alberta 6—New Brunswick 5
(Dartmouth, N.S.) Jesse Lee’s goal midway through the third period stood up as the game winner for Alberta who held on for a 6-5 win over New Brunswick at the Dartmouth Sportsplex.
Lees, Dillon Heatherington and Ryan Chynoweth all had 2 point nights to lead Alberta while Matthew Murphy and Oliver Cooper each had a goal and an assist for New Brunswick.
Alberta moves to 2-0 for the event while New Brunswick’s record is evened up at 1-1.
Prince Edward Island 7—Northwest Territories 4
(Halifax, N.S.) Prince Edward Island scored 5 unanswered goals in the third period to come from behind over the Northwest Territories, winning 7-4.
N.W.T. had built a 3-1 lead through 40 minutes with Carter Hill leading the way with a pair of goals. P.E.I. then scored five goals in a span of seven and a half minutes in the third period to take the lead. Damon MacDonald led the way for the Islanders with a 2 goal and 2 assist performance.
With the win, Prince Edward Island moves to 2-0 in group C while the Northwest Territories drops to 0-2.
Yukon 2 – Newfoundland and Labrador 1
(Dartmouth, N.S.) Yukon earned their first victory of the men’s hockey event, thanks in large part to their goaltender Nigel Sinclair-Eckhart, who made an amazing 55 saves.
Yukon opened the scoring on a goal by Cole Morris in the first period. Justin Boland would reply for Newfoundland in the second before Yukon quickly regained the lead on a tally from Tyson Glass. There was no scoring in the third period.
Newfoundland and Yukon are now both 1-1 in group C play.