12 teams were in Trenton Monday for Day 1 of the OJHL Showcase. All 22 teams will play two games between Monday and Wednesday.
In the evening game the Trenton Golden Hawks tangled with the Markham Royals.
After 20 minutes, the Royals were leading 3-1, thanks to two goals in the final two minutes. Andrew Cordsen-David had the long marker in the first for Trenton.
In the second, it was a different Golden Hawks team as Trenton would score twice in the first 8 minutes to tie it up (Tonkovich, Pullara). The period would finish in a 4-4 tie.
The GHawks third period began quickly as they took the lead at 0:12, with Brandon Marinelli giving Trenton the go ahead marker. Markham would tie it up, with the game going right down to the wire. It would take overtime, then a second one, where with just over a minute left, Markham took the game 6-5.
Elsewhere, the Cobourg Cougars got past Aurora 8-4. Napanee’s Ryan Cassleman had four assists. Quinte Red Devil grad Josh McGuire had two assists, while former Belleville Bull Jake Bricknell had an assist.
Elsewhere, the Newmarket Hurricanes took it right to the wire with the Stouffville Spirit, with the Canes coming out on top 2-1. Newmarket captain Todd Winder had two assists in the win.
In the battle between Georgetown and Milton, 11 different Raiders had multi-point games, as Georgetown pummeled the Ice Hawks 10-1.
The St Michael’s Buzzers met the Orangeville Flyers and after a 3-1 lead, the Flyers stormed back to tie it, but it was not to be as the Buzzers would score three in the third on route to a 6-3 win.
Finally, in the Southwest Conference battle between Oakville and Burlington, the Cougars skated to a 3-2 win. Former GHawk Austin Bottrell had two points.
On Tuesday the Wellington Dukes will play their first game of the showcase, taking on the Aurora Tigers at 7:30 p.m at the Duncan McDonald Arena.
On Wednesday, both the Dukes and GHawks play. Wellington meets Kingston at 4:30 p.m, while Trenton tangles with Lindsay for the first of two meetings over the next week (Sunday in Linsday 1:50 p.m on 800 CJBQ).