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Calum Ritchie scores hat trick in Capital City Challenge preliminary finale

Ontario Hockey League

 

DAY 4 RECAP – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH:

CANADA BLACK 10, CANADA WHITE 5
Calum Ritchie‘s (Oshawa Generals) three goals and two assists paved the way to a 10-5 Team Black victory, closing out a perfect 3-0 preliminary round for the darkshirts.

While Ritchie joined teammate Zach Benson (Winnipeg ICE) as the star of the show, Matthew Soto (Kingston Frontenacs) and Oliver Bonk (London Knights) also scored goals while Colby Barlow (Owen Sound Attack), Cam Allen (Guelph Storm) and Denver Barkey (London Knights) all chipped in with assists.

Ethan Miedema (Windsor Spitfires) and hometown product Chris Barlas (Ottawa 67’s) both had assists for Team White in the loss as they played to a 1-2 mark in the round robin.

Mason Vaccari (Kingston Frontenacs) was the winner in goal, making 20 saves opposite Team White’s Nathaniel Day (Flint Firebirds) who made 23.

The preliminary round is concluded, setting the stage for semi-final matchups on Tuesday as Canada Red faces Canada White at 2:30pm followed by Canada Black taking on the National Women’s Team at 7:00pm.

GAME SUMMARY

DAY 3 RECAP – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH:

CANADA BLACK 4, NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM 1
Nick Lardis (Peterborough Petes) opened the scoring for Team Black just 33 seconds into the first period as they’d go on to outshoot Canada’s National Women’s Team 56-15 in a 4-1 victory.

Lardis recorded a goal and an assist on the night and was joined by Alex Pharand (Hamilton Bulldogs) and Oliver Bonk (London Knights) with helpers.

Joseph Costanzo (Niagara IceDogs) carried a shutout into the final five minutes of action before Brianne Jenner put the National Women’s Team on the board with 3:04 remaining. Costanzo would stop 14 of 15 for the win.

GAME SUMMARY

CANADA RED 4, CANADA WHITE 2
Canada Red went 3-for-8 on the power play to defeat Canada White 4-2 on Sunday afternoon. Brayden Yager (Moose Jaw Warriors) had a goal and an assist while Etienne Morin (Moncton Wildcats) chipped in with a pair of helpers.

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DAY 2 RECAP – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH:

TEAM RED 7, NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM 0
Carson Rehkopf (Kitchener Rangers) and Easton Cowan (London Knights) both had a goal and an assist as Team Red blanked the Canadian National Women’s Team by a score of 7-0.

The win was a bounce-back effort for Team Red following a 7-2 loss to Team Black on Friday night. Blueliners Olivier Savard (Saginaw Spirit) and Quinton Burns (Kingston Frontenacs) both picked up assists as Team Red outshot their opponents 43-22.

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DAY 1 RECAP – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH:

TEAM BLACK 7, TEAM RED 2
Second and third overall 2021 OHL Priority Selection choices Calum Ritchie (Oshawa Generals) and Cam Allen (Guelph Storm) had two points apiece as Team Black skated to a 7-2 win.

Ritchie had a goal and a helper while Allen picked up two assists. Owen Sound Attack forward Colby Barlow found the back of the net while London Knights teammates Denver Barkey and Oliver Bonk, as well as Hamilton Bulldogs forward Alex Pharand each had assists.

Ottawa 67’s forward Luca Pinelli was one of the bright spots for Team Red, scoring a goal in the loss.

Kingston Frontenacs commit Mason Vaccari earned the win in goal, making 28 saves.

TEAM WHITE 7, NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM 3
Luke McNamara (Saginaw Spirit) found the back of the net with 1:23 remaining in regulation while Luke Misa (Mississauga Steelheads), Ethan Miedema (Windsor Spitfires) and Matthew Soto (Kingston Frontenacs) each picked up an assist in a 7-3 win over the Canadian National Women’s Team. Nathaniel Day (Flint Firebirds) stopped 16 of the 19 shots he faced for the win.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the National Women’s Team while Natalie Spooner struck on the power play.

Team White took the shooting column 48-19 and went 2-for-3 on the power play.

GAME SUMMARY

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