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Mike Petizian, Team GTHL Red claim 2017 OHL Gold Cup

 

Mike Petizian and Team GTHL Red claimed gold at the 2017 OHL Gold Cup with a 3-1 win over Matt Gordon and Team OMHA Black at Activa Sportsplex in Kitchener.

Four Kitchener Rangers prospects competed in the four-day tournament which ran from Thursday to Sunday including Petizian, Gordon, Carter Tressor and Grayson Ladd.

Game-by-game results over the course of the weekend tournament can be found here, or by visiting the OHL Gold Cup website.

Results: THURSDAY | FRIDAY | SATURDAY | SUNDAY

 

Thursday, May 4
AWAY HOME SCORE
Team GTHL Blue (1-0) Team HNO (0-0-1) Carter Tresoor (C) GTHL Blue 5; HNO 4 OT
Nicholas Porco scored just 34 seconds into overtime to give Team GTHL Blue a 5-4 victory over Team HNO in the tournament’s opening game on Thursday morning.

GTHL Blue (1-0) erased two deficits to earn the victory, including being down 2-0 after the first period of play. Rangers’ prospect Carter Tresoor scored the second goal for HNO (0-0-1) to give them the 2-0 edge before GTHL Blue responded with a pair of goals to tie the game, 2-2, just 1:28 apart in the opening minutes of the second period.

HNO regained the lead, 3-2, with a power play marker midway through the frame, but GTHL Blue once again battled back to send the game to the third period in a 3-3 stalemate. After the teams exchanged goals in the final 20 minutes, it was Porco who tallied his second goal of the game to ice the win for the visitors.

Shots on goal were 24-23 in favour of GTHL Blue. Zachary Roy earned the win in goal by making 19 saves, while Mack Guzda took the loss after also turning aside 19 shots.

GTHL Blue was 2-for-3 on the power play while HNO was 1-for-3 with the man advantage.


Team GTHL Red (1-0) Mike Petizian (LW) Team OMHA Black (0-1) Matt Gordon (C) GTHL Red 2; OMHA Black 0
Jamieson Rees scored the game winner midway through the second period and assisted on the insurance marker in the third, as Team GTHL Red shutout Team OMHA Black, 2-0, as each team skated in their first OHL Gold Cup action of the weekend.

Dylan Jackson scored the other goal for GTHL Red (1-0), who outshot OMHA Black (0-1) 11-7, 9-6 and 9-8 through regulation for a game total of 29-21.

Christian Sbaraglia stopped all 21 shots he faced for the first shutout victory of the tournament. His counterpart, Ethan Langevin surrendered just two goals on 29 shots in 51 minutes played.

Penalties were aplenty with GTHL Red going 0-for-4 with the man advantage, while OMHA Black was stymied on the power play, going 0-for-6.


Team ALLIANCE (1-0) Grayson Ladd (D) Team NOHA (0-1) ALLIANCE 6; NOHA 0
Team ALLIANCE took a 2-0 lead into the third period then added four more in the final frame to skate to a convincing 6-0 win over NOHA in each team’s opening games of the tournament.

Rangers’ first round selection of the 2017 OHL Priority Selection, Grayson Ladd, assisted on the fourth goal of the game for ALLIANCE (1-0), who managed to out-shoot NOHA (0-1) 10-4 in the first period, 14-3 in the second, and 14-0 in the third for a game total of a whopping 38-7.

Aidan Pitre wasn’t tested much to earn the win, stopping all seven shots he faced. Joel Rainville was saddled with the loss after surrendering six goals on 38 shots against.

ALLIANCE was 1-for-4 on the power play while NOHA was unable to capitalize on any of their seven chances with the man advantage.


Team HNO (0-1-1) Carter Tresoor (C) Team OMHA White (1-0) OMHA White 4; HNO 2
Team OMHA jumped out to a 4-0 lead and weren’t to be caught, as they skated to an eventual 4-2 win over Team HNO.

OMHA (1-0) led 1-0 after one period of play, then added three more goals in the second, including a shorthanded marker less than a minute into the frame.

HNO (0-1-1) had their opportunities with the man advantage but were shut down, going 0-for-8. OMHA was also unsuccessful on the power play, going 0-for-5.

Cole Brady picked up the win in goal, making 23 saves on 25 shots. Christian Cicigoi started and took the loss, allowing four goals on the first 14 shots. Mack Guzda came into the game in relief and stopped all 19 shots faced.

Final shots on goal were 33-25 in favour of OMHA.


Team HEO (0-1) Team GTHL Blue (2-0) GTHL Blue 7; HEO 4
Team HEO battled back from a 5-2 second period deficit to make it a 5-4 game midway through the third period, but Team GTHL Blue added another pair within a 39 second span in the final frame – one while shorthanded into an empty net – to claim a 7-4 victory.

Philip Tomasino notched a hat trick in the win, while Ethan Keppen tallied a trio of assists. GTHL (2-0) never trailed in the game, leading 2-1 after one period of play before heading into the third with the 5-2 lead. It was the second game of the weekend for GTHL, but the first for HEO (0-1).

Matthew Keeley made 22 saves on 26 shots to pick up the win, while Luke Cavallin allowed six goals on 24 shots to take the loss.

Shots on goal were 13-9 GTHL through one period of play, 8-5 in the second, and 12-4 HEO in the third for a game total of 26-25, HEO.


Team GTHL Red (2-0) Mike Petizian (LW) Team ALLIANCE (1-1) Grayson Ladd (D) GTHL Red 5; ALLIANCE 2
Team GTHL Red jumped out to a 3-0 lead through 20 minutes of play and never looked back, skating to a 5-2 win over Team ALLIANCE in the final game of opening day action at the 2017 OHL Gold Cup.

Rangers’ prospect Mike Petizian notched a pair of goals in the third period for GTHL (2-0), while first rounder Grayson Ladd tallied an assist in the final frame for ALLIANCE (1-1).

Ryan Dugas was the winner in goal for GTHL, making 29 saves. Jet Greaves took the loss for ALLIANCE, surrendering four goals on 29 shots.

It was a penalty-filled affair, with ALLIANCE going 1-for-9 on the power play while GTHL was 1-for-7 with the man advantage.

Shots were 18-9 GTHL in the first period of play, 8-5 ALLIANCE in the second, and 14-7 ALLIANCE in the third for a game total of 31-30 in favour of the hosts.


Friday, May 5
AWAY HOME SCORE
Team NOHA (0-2) Team OMHA Black (1-1) Matt Gordon (C) OMHA Black 7; NOHA 1
Team OMHA added an exclamation mark to their 3-1, third period lead by adding four more goals to cruise to a 7-1 win over Team NOHA in the opening game of Day 2 at the OHL Gold Cup.

Rangers’ prospect Matt Gordon picked up a shorthanded assist in the win, helping guide OMHA (1-1) to their first win of the weekend.

OMHA lead 1-0 after 20 minutes of play, then added two more in the second – including the shorthanded marker assisted by Gordon – to lead 3-0 through 40 minutes. Mathew Hardwick would be the lone skater for NOHA (0-2) to etch the scoresheet, breaking the OMHA shutout bid just 40 seconds into the final frame.

Matthew Dunsmoor made 18 of 19 saves to earn the win in goal, while Jake McGuire was saddled with the loss, allowing seven goals on 31 shots.

Shots on goal favoured OMHA 12-4 in the first period, 10-9 in the second, and 9-6 in the third for a game total of 31-19.

NOHA was 0-for-4 on the power play, while OMHA was 1-for-3 with the man advantage.


Team OMHA White (2-0) Team GTHL Blue (2-1) OMHA White 4; GTHL Blue 2
Team GTHL Blue twice rallied back from a one-goal deficit, but OMHA White responded with a pair of goals in the third period to skate to a 4-2 win in morning action.

Jacob Winterton led the way offensively for OMHA (2-0), scoring twice and adding an assist. Dennis Golovatchev notched a pair of assists for GTHL (2-1), who suffered their first loss in their final round robin game.

Ethan Taylor was sharp in goal, turning aside 25 of 27 shots he faced for the win. Zachary Roy took the loss, allowing three goals on 24 shots in 49:20 minutes of action.

GTHL commanded the shot clock 11-7 in the first period, but were outshot 9-7 by OMHA in the second. Shots were 9-9 apiece in the third for a game total of 27-25, GTHL.

There was little special-teams opportunities throughout the game, as OMHA was stymied in two chances with the man advantage, while GTHL was unsuccessful during their one and only power play opportunity.


Team HNO (0-2-1) Carter Tresoor (C) Team HEO (1-1) HEO 8; HNO 1
Team HEO jumped out to a commanding 5-0 first period lead and were never threatened, skating to an 8-1 win over Team HNO on Friday.

HEO (1-1) took a 3-0 lead before the game was even 2:30 old, leading 5-0 after the first 20 minutes of play and 5-1 after two.

Alex Johnston tallied a pair of goals in the win, while Joe Carroll registered a goal and two assists for three points.

Zach Papustsakis was the winner between the pipes, stopping 24 shots. Mack Guzda lasted just 2:24 for HNO (0-2-1), surrendering three goals on four shots to start the game. Christian Cicigoi played the remaining 48:36 and turned aside 28 of 33 shots.

Shots on goal were 17-8 HEO after one period of play, HNO 12-6 in the second, and 14-5 HEO in the third for a game total of 37-25 in favour of the hosts.

HNO was 1-for-6 on the power play, while HEO was 2-for-6 with the man advantage.


Team NOHA (0-3) Team GTHL Red (3-0) Mike Petizian (LW) GTHL Red 7; NOHA 3
Team GTHL Red took a 4-1 lead in the third period and weren’t to be caught, adding three more goals in the final frame to collect a 7-4 win over Team NOHA.

Graeme Clarke (2G, 1A) and Anthony Aguanno (1G, 2A) each had three-point performances for GTHL, helping them to remain undefeated in tournament play.

Christian Sbaraglia picked up the win in goal, making 18 saves. His counterpart Joel Rainville was much busier, making 33 saves on 40 shots to suffer the loss.

GTHL led each period in shots on goal; 11-7 in the first period, 14-6 in the second, and 15-8 in the third for a game total of 40-21.

Each team tallied twice on the power play; NOHA going 2-for-9, while GTHL was 2-for-4.


Team OMHA Black (2-1) Matt Gordon (C) Team ALLIANCE (1-2) Grayson Ladd (D) OMHA Black 5; ALLIANCE 1
Team OMHA Black took a 4-0 lead into the third period and never looked back, outlasting Team ALLIANCE 5-1 to earn their second win.

A plethora of penalties were called, as each side was called for eight infractions but OMHA was the only team to strike, scoring once with the man advantage and once shorthanded.

Ethan Langevin was beaten just once, making 33 saves in the win. Aidan Pitre took the loss, allowing five goals on 28 shots.

OMHA convincingly outshot ALLIANCE 11-4 in the first period of play, but ALLIANCE pressed throughout the final 40 minutes, leading 15-6 and 15-11 in the second and third periods, respectively.


Team HEO (2-1) Team OMHA White (2-1) HEO 2; OMHA White 1
Zac McMahon made it a one-goal game just over three minutes into the third period, but Team OMHA White was unable to tally the equalizer as Team HEO skated to a 2-1 win in the final game of Day 3 of the OHL Gold Cup.

After a scoreless first period HEO took a 1-0 lead with a shorthanded goal, then added another before the period was out to lead 2-0 after 40 minutes.

Luke Cavallin was the winner between the pipes for HEO, turning aside 23 of 24 shots to hand OMHA its first loss of the tournament. Cole Brady took the loss, surrendering a pair of goals on 30 shots.

HEO outshot OMHA through both the first (10-8) and second (13-8) periods of play before OMHA narrowly claimed the shot clock in the third period, 8-7.


Saturday, May 6
AWAY HOME SCORE
Team NOHA (0-4) Team GTHL Blue (3-1) GTHL Blue 6; NOHA 1
Team GTHL Blue scored three times in the first period and three more in the third to skate to a convincing 6-1 victory, keeping Team NOHA winless on the weekend.

Philip Tomasino had a five-point game, notching three goals and two assists in the win for GTHL.

Matthew Keeley picked up the win in goal, making 21 saves on 22 shots. Jake McGuire took the loss, allowing six goals on 29 shots.

NOHA was shut down on the man advantage, going 0-for-6. GTHL failed to gain a power play opportunity.


Team HNO (0-3-1)  Carter Tresoor (C) Team ALLIANCE (2-2)  Grayson Ladd (D) ALLIANCE 5; HNO 1
Team ALLIANCE broke open a 1-1 tie with four unanswered goals, claiming a 5-1 win over Team HNO on Saturday.

Carter Tresoor picked up the primary assist on HNO’s lone goal of the game – a power play marker in the second period – which tied the game.

Grayson Ladd also picked up an assist, on the goal which proved to be the eventual game winner.

Jet Greaves was the winning goaltender, stopping 18 of 19 shots. Mack Guzda took the loss, allowing three goals on 27 shots.

Final shots on goal were 29-19, ALLIANCE. Both teams finished the game going 1-for-4 on the power play.


Team OMHA Black (3-1)  Matt Gordon (C) Team HEO (2-1-0-1) OMHA Black 5; HEO 4 SO
Team HEO took a resounding 4-0 lead prior to the midway point of the second period, but Team OMHA Black completed the improbable comeback scoring four straight goals of their own before coming away with the 5-4 win in a shootout.

Matt Gordon picked up an assist on OMHA’s third goal in the third period.

Matthew Dunsmoor started in goal for OMHA but was pulled after allowing three goals on seven shots. Ethan Langevin earned the win in relief, making 18 saves through regulation and overtime while stopping all five shots he faced in the shootout.

Zach Papustsakis took the loss, allowing four goals on 28 shots and one in the shootout.

OMHA was 1-for-2 on the power play, while HEO was 1-for-4 with the man advantage.


Team OMHA White (2-2) Team GTHL Red (4-0)  Mike Petizian (LW) GTHL Red 4; OMHA White 2
Team GTHL Red took a 4-0 lead into the second intermission and held on, claiming a 4-2 win over Team OMHA White to stay unblemished in weekend action.

Mike Petizian picked up an assist on the second GTHL goal.

Team OMHA scored a pair of power play goals in the third period to get on the board, finishing the game 2-for-4 with the man advantage. GTHL was 0-for-5.

Ryan Dugas made 22 saves to earn the win for GTHL. Ethan Taylor started the game but surrendered three goals on nine shots before being replaced by Cole Brady in the first period, who made 22 saves on 23 shots.

Shots were 12-4 and 12-8 GTHL in the first and second periods, respectively. OMHA led 12-8 in shots in the third.


Sunday, May 7
AWAY HOME SCORE
Team NOHA (1-4) Team HNO (0-4-1)  Connor Tresoor HNO 4; NOHA 0
Keighan Gerrie’s power play goal in the first period proved to be all the offence Team HNO would need, yet they’d add another goal in the second period and two more in the third to shut out Team NOHA, 4-0.

Carter Tresoor picked up an assist on HNO’s second goal, finishing the tournament with one goal and three points in five games played. He was also named the Player of the Game in the morning’s opening action.

Christian Cicigoi earned the shutout, turning aside 20 shots. Joel Rainville took the loss in goal, allowing four goals on 27 shots.

Shots were 12-5 HNO in the first period of play, 7-6 NOHA in the second, and 9-8 HNO in the third for a game total of 27-20.

Team NOHA went 0-for-6 on the power play, while HNO was 1-for-3.


Team ALLIANCE (3-2)  Grayson Ladd Team GTHL Blue (3-2) ALLIANCE 3; GTHL Blue 2
Team GTHL Blue battled back from a first period, 2-0 deficit, but Aidan Prueter tallied the game winner at 3:57 of the third period to give Team ALLIANCE a 3-2 victory.

Grayson Ladd finished the tournament with a trio of assists in five games played.

Aidan Pitre started in goal and stopped all 13 shots he faced before leaving the game in favour of Jet Greaves. Greaves picked up the win, allowing two goals on 15 shots. Matthew Keeley took the loss for GTHL, surrendering three goals on 28 shots.

GTHL outshot ALLIANCE 10-6 and 11-10 through the first and second periods, respectively, before ALLIANCE commanded the shot clock in the third period by a 12-7 margin. Final shots were 28-28.

ALLIANCE finished the game 0-for-2 on the power play while GTHL was 1-for-4 with the man advantage.


Team OMHA White (2-3) Team HEO (3-1-0-1) HEO 3; OMHA White 2
 After a back-and-forth third period which saw Team OMHA White and Team HEO exchange goals twice it was HEO who had the last laugh, as Simon Rose scored the game winner on the power play into an empty net to give his team a 3-2 victory and the bronze medal.

All five goals were scored in the third period, and all five were also scored on special teams, with four power play markers and a shorthanded tally.

The opening goal of the game came on the stick of Josh Shimizu at 3:56 to give HEO a 1-0 lead, but OMHA would answer back just 1:12 later to make it a tie game, 1-1, at 5:08.

HEO regained a one-goal lead, 2-1, at 10:26, but again OMHA would square things up, this time while shorthanded with an extra attacker at 15:56.

Rose’s game winner came at 16:47 with an unassisted effort.

Luke Cavallin picked up the win, making 18 saves on 20 shots. Cole Brady was handed the loss, making 24 saves on 26 shots.

HEO led the shot clock through all three periods; 6-4 in the first, 8-4 in the second and 13-12 in the third for a game total of 27-20.

OMHA was 1-for-3 with the man advantage, while HEO capitalized on three of their eight power play opportunities.


Team OMHA Black (3-2)  Matt Gordon Team GTHL Red (5-0)  Mike Petizian GTHL Red 3; OMHA Black 1
Matt Gordon gave his Team OMHA Black a 1-0 lead just eight seconds into the game, but it was all the offence they could muster as Team GTHL Red stormed back with three straight goals over the remainder of regulation to claim gold at the 2017 OHL Gold Cup, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon.

Gordon would finish the weekend with a goal and three points in five games played, while GTHL’s Mike Petizian capped off the tournament with a pair of goals and three points in five games, along with a gold medal.

Cameron Supryka picked up the lone assist on Gordon’s game opening goal at the eight second mark of the first period. The teams would skate into the first intermission tied 1-1 after Mason Primeau found the back of the net, with Thomas Harley and Ty Jackson picking up the helpers at 7:11. Shots on goal in the first 20 minutes favoured GTHL, 14-12.

Jamieson Rees gave GTHL the lead with what was the eventual game winner just 17 seconds into the middle frame, with Graeme Clark registering the lone assist.

Anthony Aguanno added some insurance for the winners on the power play, making it a 3-1 game from Dylan Jackson and Ty Jackson at 8:36. Shots on goal in the second period were just 6-5 GTHL, and 13-4 for the winners in the third.

Ryan Dugas earned the win in goal, making 20 of 21 saves. Ethan Langevin took the loss, allowing three goals on 33 shots.

GTHL went 1-for-3 on the power play in the championship game, while OMHA failed to capitalize in their two chances with the man advantage.

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