Neely Cup action continues Sunday at Winterhawks Skating Center, with the third place game between Messier and Hossa at 9:00 a.m. and the championship game between Deadmarsh and Ference at 10:45.
The Neely Cup continued Saturday at Winterhawks Skating Center in Day 3 of action. The teams play two 30-minute games with a running clock, switching ends in between.
The first doubleheader of the day featured Team Hossa vs. Team Ference. Team Ference broke a 2-2 deadlock with just over a minute to go when Dylan Chanter scored to give them a 3-2 lead. But with their goaltender pulled for an extra attacker, Team Hossa got the equalizer with 12 seconds left when Oliver Gabriel scored his second of the game to end the game in a 3-3 tie.
The second matchup saw Team Hossa jump out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Presten Kopeck and Gabriel, but Team Ference bounced back with tallies from Chase De Leo and Taylor Peters to even the game at 2-2. Team Hossa regained the lead when Keegan Iverson scored to give his team a 3-2 advantage, but with just over a minute to go, Team Ference’s Matthew Franczyk scored to salvage the second straight 3-3 tie between the two teams.
The second doubleheader featured Team Deadmarsh taking on Team Messier. In the first game Team Deadmarsh raced to a quick 4-0 lead on goals by Taylor Leier on a penalty shot (minor penalties result in a penalty shot), Carter Cochrane and two from Sven Bartschi, one on a penalty shot. But after a timeout, Team Messier bounced back with four goals of their own, with goals from Adam Smith, Mason Peterson, Dominic Turgeon on a penalty shot and William Wrenn to even the game at 4-4. But late in the game Team Deadmarsh escaped with a win on a late goal by Ram Brar.
Team Messier even the doubleheader in the second game when William Wrenn scored with 14 seconds left to break a 2-2 tie and come away with a 3-2 win. Sven Bartschi opened the scoring for Team Deadmarsh, before Messier tied the score on a goal by Brad Ross. Brar then scored his second of the game for Deadmarsh, before Messier tied it again on a goal by Peterson, setting up Wrenn’s winner.
After Day 3, the standings look like this:
Team Deadmarsh: 4-1-1
Team Ference: 2-2-2
Team Hossa: 1-2-3
Team Messier: 2-4