Adanacs Take Stranglehold in Minto Cup Final
Aug 17, 2014
The Coquitlam Adanacs carried Saturday night’s momentum into tonight, as they dominated the Six Nations Arrows 11-6 in Game 2 of the Minto Cup at the Langley Events Centre.
Once again, the Adanacs were led by their stars. Tyler Pace and Wesley Berg contributed with five points each, Eli McLaughlin had two goals and two assists and James Rahe chipped in with three timely goals to give Coquitlam a 2-0 series lead.
The Adanacs controlled most of the game and continued their strong special teams play with two powerplay goals and a shorthanded marker.
“Our discipline was key”, said Coquitlam head coach Neil Doddridge. “When you’re discipline and you cash in on the powerplay, it makes a world of difference”.
Coquitlam held the Six Nations offense to only three goals after forty minutes.
“Dubenski was on again tonight and our defense was locked in”, said Doddridge. “It makes it hard for an offense to click when the defense is playing tight and aggressive”.
“We started off really well which is something we rarely do”, said forward Tyler Pace, the game’s first star. “I wasn’t satisfied with my performance last night, so today was my turn to step up”.
For Six Nations, this marks the first time all season the team has lost back-to-back games. The Arrows offensive struggles continue, scoring twelve goals in two games.
“It was just a poor overall effort”, said Arrows head coach Marshall Abrams. “We came out flat and they jumped all over us”.
The Arrows were outshot 56-35 and took fifteen penalties compared to Coquitlam’s ten.
“Once again we showed our inexperience in the finals”, said Abrams. “We took too many penalties and it’s hard to play like that, especially when you’re down”.
“It’ll be nice to take a day off tomorrow”, said Abrams. “It’ll give the boys a chance to wipe their heads clean and put these two games behind them”.
Coquitlam leads the best-of-seven series 2-0. Game 3 of the Minto Cup is Tuesday at 8PM at the Langley Events Centre.
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.ca or at the LEC Box Office which opens at 5PM.
For details visit http://www.LangleyEventsCentre.com/2014MintoCup
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