The Neely Cup continued Friday afternoon at Winterhawks Skating Center. The eighty players in camp are divided into four teams named after Winterhawks legends: Randy Heath, Dennis Holland, Troy Mick and Ken Yaremchuk.
Two teams square off in separate 30-minute back-to-back games in two sessions each day, meaning each team plays eight games in the tournament. The recaps from Friday are below:
Team Mick (1) vs. Team Yaremchuk (2), Game 1:
Team Yaremchuk took the first game of the day by a score of 2-1 behind goals from Keegan Iverson and Logan Styler. Team Yaremchuk netminder Greg Maggio had his shutout snapped with just 29 seconds remaining when Taylor Peters scored for Team Mick, but that was as close as they’d get.
Team Mick (2) vs. Team Yaremchuk (5), Game 2:
Team Yaremchuk completed the sweep in the first set of games with a 5-2 win over Team Mick. Derrick Pouliot and Ethan Price scored to give Team Yaremchuk an early 2-0 lead. Price has been terrific through two days, with three goals in his first four games.
Chase De Leo cut the deficit to 2-1 with a goal for Team Mick, but Team Yaremchuk responded with goals from Fredrik Olofsson and Dominic Turgeon to take a 4-1 lead. Ricky Bateman scored for Team Mick to make it 4-2, then they nearly cut it to one late in the game when Joey Baker rang one off the post. Jeremey Leipsic wrapped up the scoring with an empty net goal to give Team Yaremchuk the 5-2 win.
Team Heath (1) vs. Team Holland (0), Game 1:
Ty Rattie scored the lone goal of the first game between the two teams as he gave Team Heath a 1-0 win over Team Holland. Cam Lanigan and Adin Hill combined for the shutout in net for Team Heath as they stymied Team Holland. Hill also had a shutout in one of yesterday’s games.
Team Heath (3) vs. Team Holland (2), Game 2:
Team Heath earned a sweep of the evening games with a 3-2 win in the final game of the day. But they had to overcome an early deficit to do so after Team Holland got on the board with goals from Adam De Champlain and Paul Bittner to make it 2-0. But Team Heath roared back with goals from Seth Jones, Tucker Spooner and EJ Faust to earn the win.
Standings After Day 2:
Team Yaremchuk: 3-1, 15 GF, 11 GA
Team Heath: 3-1, 8 GF, 5 GA
Team Holland: 1-3, 10 GF, 12 GA
Team Mick: 1-3, 6 GF, 11 GA