Quebec 5—Nova Scotia 4 (shootout)
(Halifax, N.S.) For the third straight game Quebec won in a shootout, this time 5-4 over Nova Scotia.
Jérémy Grégoire scored twice in the third period for Quebec to tie the game, the last goal coming in the final minute to send it to overtime. Nathan MacKinnon added a pair for the host team.
Quebec is 3-0 with 6 points. Nova Scotia earned their first point of the tournament with the shootout loss.
Alberta 7—Manitoba 1
(Dartmouth, N.S.) Alberta cruised to a 7-1 win over Manitoba locking up first place in group B play.
Alberta had a balanced attack getting goals from 7 different players. Cole Ully and Torrin White had a goal and an assist each. Geordie Maguire had the lone goal for Manitoba who finished second in group B.
Ontario 5—British Columbia 1
(Halifax, N.S.) Ontario clinched first place in group A after a 5-1 win over British Columbia. Bo Horvat led the way with a pair of goals for Ontario who outshot B.C. 27-22 at the Metro Centre.
Curtis Lazar continued his hot streak for B.C. scoring the team’s lone goal. B.C finished in 3rd place in group A play and will face Manitoba on Wednesday
Northwest Territories7—Yukon 1
(Halifax, N.S.) The Northwest Territories picked up their first ever win in men’s hockey at the Canada Winter Games as they soundly defeated the Yukon 7-1.
Carter Hill had a pair of goals and Jacob Schofield had a three point game to lead the way for N.W.T. Tyson Glass had the lone marker for the Yukon.
Both teams finish the preliminary round at 1-2.
Newfoundland and Labrador5—Prince Edward Island 1
(Dartmouth, N.S.) All but one goal came in the first period of play as Newfoundland and Labrador jumped out to a 4-0 lead and cruised to a 5-1 win over Prince Edward Island.
Peter Kavanagh scored twice to pace Newfoundland and Mitchell Puddester stopped 31 shots in goal to help the team to a 2-1 record after the preliminary round.
Blaize Bridges scored P.E.I.’s goal, as the wrap the preliminary round with a 2-1 record. Both teams will play again on Tuesday in the tournament’s qualification games.
Saskatchewan 5—New Brunswick 3
(Dartmouth, N.S.) Craig Leverton’s goal midway through the second period stood up as the game winner for Saskatchewan as they earned their first win in men’s hockey at the Canada Winter Games.
Leverton, Jordan Tkatch and Jarrett Fontaine all had a goal and an assist for Saskatchewan who were outshot 39-17. Both teams are 1-2.