Trenton, ON (November 20, 2018) – The Maritime Hockey League (MHL) Eastlink North dropped their first game of the Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge, 3-0 to the CCHL Robinson team at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Gardens in Trenton, Ontario on Tuesday.
Fred Allaire gave the CCHL team a 1-0 lead at 6:45 of the 1st period with a powerplay goal after Sam King of the Edmundston Blizzard was sent off for cross-checking. Then with 3:16 left in the opening frame, Ryland Mosley beat Edmundston’s Francis Asselin to make it 2-0 for CCHL Robinson. The MHL was outshot 17-5 in the 1st.
King took a double minor for high-sticking late in that period, but the North was able to keep the score intact. A cross-checking penalty at 8:08 of the 2nd period set the MHL up on the powerplay. However, the CCHL broke out on a 3-on-1 and Simon Mack beat Asselin for a shorthanded goal and a 3-0 lead. The final shot total was 25-16 in favour of the CCHL.
The loss brings the North’s record to 1-1-0 for the tournament. They’re back on the ice at 8 p.m. AST to face QJAAAHL Burrows, who won their game against the OJHL Hawerchuk 2-1 earlier today. Burrows are atop the group with five points, the Eastlink North and CCHL Robinson each have three points, and Hawerchuk has one. The MHL side will have to win and hope the CCHL team does anything but win in regulation in order to take the group, avoid tiebreakers, and advance to the semifinals on Wednesday.
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Maritime Hockey League