Nicholas Sherwood had two goals and three assists to lead the Glanbrook Rangers to an 8-2 victory over the Simcoe Storm.
Sherwood found the back of the net 8:25 into the second period to make the score 2-2 and again while 6:27 into the third to make the score 5-2 Glanbrook.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 10:16 into the second period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.
Glanbrook forced Simcoe’s goaltenders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, taking 55 shots and forcing 47 saves. Nathen McKinnon made 15 stops and Tyson Taylor made 32. The Rangers stifled the Storm’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Glanbrook surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Rangers average 5.1 goals per game.
Glanbrook also got points from Chris Haigh, who also tallied four goals and two assists to lead the team in points, Justin Whitwell, who also registered one goal and two assists, and Brad Parish, who also racked up one goal and one assist. In addition, Glanbrook received assists from Michael Fortino, Garnet Batrynchuk, Ryan Laufman, and Matthew Venturelli, who each chipped in one and Brett Farrelly and Cole Anderson, who contributed two each.
Simcoe forced Rangers’ goalies to work between the pipes, finishing with 36 shots and forcing 34 saves. Venturelli made eight stops and Jay Payton made 26.
The Storm were helped by Drake Bailey, who had one goal. Bailey scored 6:13 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Simcoe. Riley Wilson assisted on the tally. Cameron Tonner also scored for Simcoe. Other players who recorded assists for Simcoe were Kent Wardell, Tyson Mike, and Austin Lamb, who each chipped in one.
Glanbrook totaled 11 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 1-for-5 on the power play. For the Rangers, Josh Anger was ejected from the game. Simcoe totaled 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 0-for-3 on the power play. For the Storm, Grant McKenzie and Wilson were ejected from the contest.
Source: Narrative Science