The London Knights offence produced three goals while goaltender Anthony
Stolarz was solid in net to help the Knights defeat the Saskatoon
Blades 3-2 in game one of the MasterCard Memorial Cup in front of a
great crowd at the Credit Union Centre.
The Blades energized the
hometown crowd by scoring the first goal of the tournament at 7:59.
Michael Ferland served a beautiful pass to Josh Nicholls, who made no
mistake by one-timing the puck past Anthony Stolarz.
champions took very little time before tying the game up at one as Brett
Welychka registered London’s first marker at 12:55. With less than two
minutes left in the period, Seth Griffith put the Knights up 2-1.
goaltenders were the stories in the second period, pushing away a
combined 20 of the 21 shots they faced. Only Josh Nicholls was able to
beat Stolarz at 15:21 with his second marker of the contest.
Nikita Zadorov, a first round hopeful for the next NHL Entry Draft, scored the game-winner on the power-play.
two of the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup will see the Portland
Winterhawks battle the Halifax Mooseheads. The game can be seen live on
Sportsnet and TVA Sports starting at 7 pm ET / 8 pm AT.
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December 10 postgame quotes: Mike Stothers
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