Day two of the OJHL Showcase, proved to be as exciting as day one, with 16 teams in action in Trenton.
First on Rink B was Pickering and Lindsay, with the Muskies coming out on top 6-3. Cameron Lamport had three points in the win.
In the first game on the Duncan McDonald ice, the Cobourg Cougars got past East Division rival Whitby 5-0. Former Belleville Bull Jake Bricknell had two goals, while Napanee’s Ryan Cassleman had three points. Former Quinte Red Devil Josh Maguire with an assist too.
The next game saw the Toronto Junior Canadians and the North York Rangers tangle. Bloomfield’s Jett Alexander made 37 saves in the shutout for the Rangers.
The Toronto Patriots squared off with the Orangeville Flyers at 1:30 p.m. It was a tied affair through 40 minutes (3-3) and came down to double OT, with the Pats winning 4-3. Former GHawk Dante Spagnuolo had an assist, while goaltender Tyler Fassl (also former GHawk) made 23 saves.
Elsewhere, the Buffalo Junior Sabres tangled with Burlington and in a bit of a surprise, the Jr Sabres came out on top 5-3.
Two of the basement dwellers tangled in the late afternoon game, with Milton meeting Mississauga. The Chargers would win this one in a big way, a 8-2 final.
A possible first round match up saw the Markham Royals meet the Kingston Voyageurs. It was all Kingston early as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead, however three straight by the Royals tied the game up. It would be one of the best games of the first two days. With just under four minutes left Cole Beckstead would score the winner, giving Kingston the two points. Napanee’s Reid Russell (Vees captain) had as assist in the win.
Finally in the late game, the Wellington Dukes hosted Aurora. Justin Bean would score the lone marker of the first, on the power play, to give the Dukes a 1-0 lead after 20.
In the start of the second it was all Wellington. They were out shooting Aurora 21-7 by the 5:00 minute mark of the middle frame. They would add two in 0:21, expanding their lead to 3-0 ( Stortz, Martan). That is how the first 40 minutes would end. Both teams did get into penalty trouble through the game.
In the third Aurora would get on the board, but it was as close as they would get. Nic Mucci would add an empty netter, securing a 4-1 win.
Both the Trenton Golden Hawks and Wellington Dukes are in action Wednesday. The Dukes take on Kingston at 4:30 p.m on the Duncan McDonald ice, followed by Trenton and Lindsay at 7:30 p.m.