The annual training camp scrimmage known as the Neely Cup continued Friday at Winterhawks Skating Center. Two teams matchup in two periods of play, each counting as an individual game for the purposes of the standings. Here are today’s results:
First Matchup: Team Morrow vs. Team Vernon
Team Vernon opened Day Two of Neely Cup action by overcoming a 3-1 deficit with four straight goals to finish with a 5-3 victory. Ty Rattie led the comeback with two goals for Team Vernon to tie the game at 3-3. Chase De Leo and newly-acquired defenseman Anton Cederholm each followed with a goal to seal the victory.
Team Morrow had jumped to a 3-1 lead on goals by Colton Veloso, Kayden Peck and Jeremey Leipsic, while Cam Kinsman opened the scoring for Team Vernon.
Team Vernon salvaged a 3-3 tie in the second game with a late goal from Skyler McKenzie. Vernon had come out with an early 2-0 lead on goals by De Leo and Paul Bittner, but Team Morrow came storming back with three straight. Owen Stout, Garnett Roberts and Jeremey Leipsic all scored to give Morrow a 3-2 lead before McKenzie’s equalizer.
Second Matchup: Team Finley vs. Team Playfair
Team Playfair took the first matchup between the two squads 2-1. Oliver Bjorkstrand opened the scoring for Team Playfair, but Presten Kopeck tied it up for Team Finley. Alex Schoenborn responded with the game-winner to seal the 3-2 victory.
Team Playfair scored the last five goals of the game to take the nightcap by a score of 8-2 over Team Finley. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Nic Petan and Oliver Bjorkstrand, while Finley got on the board on a goal by Cameron Obcena. Vincent Mastrendrea then scored for Playfair, followed by Ethan Price scoring for Finley to cut it to 3-2.
But from there Playfair took over, getting three straight goals from Alex Schoenborn, followed by goals from Evan Tschumi and Justin Greer to finish with the 8-2 win.
Play resumes Saturday at 4 p.m. at Winterhawks Skating Center.
Standings after Day 2:
Team Playfair: 3-1, 16 GF, 5 GA
Team Vernon: 2-1-1, 10 GF, 12 GA
Team Finley: 1-2-1, 8 GF, 14 GA
Team Morrow: 0-2-2, 10 GF, 13 GA