2020 WBSC Under 18 Men's World Cup
at New Zealand
Czech Republic 9 Canada 2
Jackson Pegelo of Cargill was 1 for 3 for Canada
Durham's Owen Rahn pinch ran for Pegelo and scored one of Canada's runs
Matthew Weiler from Hepworth was injured in an exhibition game prior to the tournament and isn't expected to participate further for Canada
Team Canada is 2 & 1 after 3 games
Tonight Canada faces Australia
from Softball Canada
The Canadian Junior Men’s National Softball Team suffered its first loss by dropping a 9-2 decision in six innings to the Czech Republic at the WBSC U18 Men’s Softball World Cup. The Czechs scored in each of the game’s six innings, while Canada had several chances to score but was unable to get the key hits at the right time.
The Czech Republic opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first inning, getting a two-out walk with the runner advancing to second on a wild pitch before scoring on a single through the right side of the infield. In the bottom of the inning, Joey Rousseau (St-Charles de Bellechasse, Que.) singled to center with two outs and stole second but the Czech starting pitcher struck out the side. The Czech Republic added to its lead with a homerun to lead off the top of the second and scored another run later in the inning on a two-out RBI single to take a 3-0 lead. Jackson Pegelo (Cargill, Ont.) led off the bottom of the second with a deep fly ball off the centerfielder’s glove for a two base error but Canada was unable to move him any further.
In the top of the third, the Czech Republic got a leadoff double on a sinking line drive to right and the runner moved up to third on a passed ball before scoring on a single to left. Max Major (Delisle, Sask.) led off the bottom of the frame with an infield single and advanced to third on a single over the first baseman by Rousseau to put runners on the corners, but Rousseau was caught stealing at second and the next batter grounded out as Canada was held off the scoreboard. The Czech Republic got an inside-the-park homerun with two outs in the top half of the fourth to extend its lead to 5-0.
Looking to get Canada back in the game, Pegelo lined a single into right field to lead off the bottom of the fourth and Jack Becker (Drumbo, Ont.) walked to put two runners on base with one out. After a strikeout for the second out, pinch hitter Brock Fencott (Belleville, Ont.) hit a ground ball that was missed by the second baseman allowing pinch runner Owen Rahn (Durham, Ont.) to score from second. Major singled off the pitcher to load the bases, but a strikeout to the next batter held the score at 5-1. The Czech Republic got a leadoff single in the fifth and the runner advanced to second on a wild pitch and to third on a ground out before scoring on a fielder’s choice to extend their lead to 6-1.
Connor Brooks (Napanee, Ont.) reached on an error with one out in the bottom of the fifth followed by a walk by Pegelo and a single off the pitcher by Mason McKay (Tavistock, Ont.) as Canada loaded the bases once again. However, a pair of strikeouts left the bases loaded for the second straight inning. The Czech Republic offence kept producing in the sixth drawing a pair of walks before a three-run homerun put them ahead 9-1. Xavier Daneau (St-Celestin, Que.) led off the bottom of the sixth with a single to left, moved up to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single past the second baseman by Major. Pinch hitter Tyler Branchaud (Metcalfe, Ont.) singled over the first baseman, but a pair of strikeouts and a fielder’s choice ended the game on the run-ahead rule.
Reese Yantzi (Shakespeare, Ont.) got the ball in the pitcher’s circle for Canada, yielding five runs (four earned) on seven hits and four walks, striking out eight batters in four innings. Nathan Running (Innerkip, Ont.) relieved Yantzi in the fifth, allowing four runs (three earned) on two hits and three walks in an inning and a third, while Brody Fraser (Upper Nine Mile River, N.S.) pitched two thirds of an inning issuing one walk. The Canadian offence produced nine hits in the game but they were all singles, led by Major who contributed with three. Rousseau had a pair of singles, while Branchaud, Pegelo, McKay and Daneau each chipped in with one.
The loss dropped Canada to third place in Group A with a 2-1 record, while the Czech Republic jumped up to second with a 2-1 record as well. Team Canada will be looking to bounce back with a key game against first place Australia (3-0) at 5:00pm local time on Tuesday (11:00pm EST Monday). Other earlier scores on the third day of the tournament saw Argentina beat South Africa 6-1 and Australia blanked Singapore 11-0.
Ontario Hockey League
Owen Sound Attack 4 Erie Otters 2
Sarnia Sting 4 Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2
Guelph Storm 5 Niagara IceDogs 4 (OT)
Oshawa Generals 2 Windsor Spitfires 1
Saginaw Spirit 6 North Bay Battalion 3
Mississauga Steelheads 8 Barrie Colts 1
Sudbury Wolves 2 Ottawa 67's 0
Attack 4 Otters 2
Barret Kirwin had 3 goals for the Attack who snapped a 4 game losing streak.
Deni Goure had the other owen Sound marker.
Mack Guzda made 34 saves as the Attack claimed possession of 7th place in the Western Conference Standings.
Austen Swankler and Elias Cohen scored for the Otters who are 8th in the Western Conference and hold down the final playoff position.
The Attack meet the Bulldogs Wednesday night in Hamilton
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1, Owen Sound, Kirwin 27 4:38.
2, Owen Sound, Goure 10 (McMaster, Dudas), 12:16.
3, Erie, Swankler 17 (Lockhart, Hunter), 15:08 (PP).
Penalties-Struthers Os (interference), 7:59; Struthers Os (high sticking), 13:45; Yetman Er (tripping), 16:42.
4, Owen Sound, Kirwin 28 (Robertson, Burroughs), 9:51.
5, Erie, Cohen 5 13:38.
Penalties-Sedore Er (slashing), 14:22.
6, Owen Sound, Kirwin 29 (Dudas), 19:59 (EN).
Penalties-Lyle Os (cross checking), 8:35.
Shots on Goal
Owen Sound 13-8-5-26
Erie, Murphy 14-15-3-3 (25 shots-22 saves)
Owen Sound, Guzda 22-18-4-2 (36 shots-34 saves).
Power Play Opportunities
Erie 1 / 3
Owen Sound 0 / 2.
Referees-Matt Scott (24), Darcy Burchell (38).
Linesmen-Mike Harrington (90), Kevin McArthur (47)
Attendance = 2,949
Sting 4 Greyhounds 2
Brayden Guy scored twice for the Sting while defenceman Eric Hjorth and Jacob Perreault also scored for Sarnia.
Robert Calisti and Tye Kartye scored for the Greyhounds who are 9th in the Western Conference and trail Erie by 5 points for the final playoff spot in the Conference
Storm 5 IceDogs 4
Captain Cam Hillis scored the game winner for the Storm who came from behind to beat the IceDogs
Daniil Chayka, Keegan Stevenson, Danny Zhilkin & Fedor Gordeev also scored for Guelph.
Cameron Butler, former Attack forward Jackson Doherty, Jonah De Simone and Mason Howard scored for the IceDogs who surrendered a 4-2 lead and suffered their 14th straight loss.
Generals 2 Spitfires 1
Zachary Paputsakis stopped 38 shots as the Generals moved into a tie with the Peterborough Petes for second in the East Division
Collingwood native Allan McShane & Captain Kyle MacLean scored for Oshawa.
Will Cuylle scored for the Spitfires who have lost 4 straight.
Spirit 6 Battalion 3
Captain Damien Giroux and over age DJ Busdeker had 4 point games for the Spirit
Blade Jenkins, Cole Perfetti and Josh Bloom scored for Saginaw in the victory.
Chad Denault, Shane Bulitka and Alex Christopoulos scored for the battalion who had a 3 game win streak snapped
Steelheads 8 Colts 1
Calvin Martin scored twice as the Steelheads pounded Barrie in a divisional showdown.
Aidan Prueter, James Hardie, Cole Schwindt, Keean Washkurak, William Portokalis and Richard Whittaker also scored for Mississauga who scored 8 times on 31 shots.
Anthony Tabak had the lone goal for the Colts
Wolves 2 67's 0
David Bowen, the son of Toronto Maple Leafs broadcaster Joe Bowem, made 26 saves for his first OHL shutout in his season debut
Matej Pekar and overager Brad Chenier scored for Sudbury
The 67's who lead the Eastern Conference went 1 for 3 on their Northern Ontario swing.
X Kitchener 57 36 14 5 2 79
XSaginaw 57 36 16 3 2 77
XLondon 55 38 15 1 1 78
XFlint 57 37 18 1 1 76
Windsor 56 32 19 5 0 69
Guelph 56 30 19 2 5 67
Owen Sound 56 27 22 4 3 61
Erie 57 24 22 4 7 59
Sault Ste Marie 58 25 29 3 1 54
Sarnia 57 20 31 5 1 46
XOttawa 55 43 11 0 1 87
Sudbury 57 30 26 1 0 61
XPeterborough 57 33 21 2 1 69
XOshawa 57 30 18 5 4 69
Barrie 56 27 24 3 2 59
Mississauga 57 25 27 4 1 55
Hamilton 57 24 26 6 1 55
Kingston 55 18 33 2 2 40
Niagara 57 17 34 5 1 40
North Bay 56 14 39 3 0 31
X = Clinched Playoff Spot
PJHL Pollock Division Semi-Final
Mitchell Hawks 1 Mount Forest Patriots 0
( The Hawks lead the best of 7; 2-1 )
Wingham Ironmen 4 Kincardine Bulldogs 3
( The Ironmen lead the best of 7; 3-0 )
Hawks 1 Patriots 0
Lucas Bain made 37 saves to post the shutout
Ethan Hill scored the game winning goal for the Hawks
The Hawks lead the best of 7; 2-1
Game 4 is tomorrow night in Mitchell
Mitchell - Ethan Hill (Jarett Bogdon) 15:12
Lucas Bain 37 saves for the shutout
Mount Forest Patriots vs. Mitchell Hawks
Wed Feb 19 Mitchell Hawks 2 at Mount Forest Patriots 5
Sat Feb 22 Mount Forest Patriots 3 Mitchell Hawks 6
Sun Feb 23 Mitchell Hawks 1 at Mount Forest Patriots 0
Tue Feb 25 Mount Forest Patriots at Mitchell Hawks 9 p.m.
Sat Feb 29 Mitchell Hawks at Mount Forest Patriots 8 p.m.
Sun Mar 1 Mount Forest Patriots at Mitchell Hawks 3:10 p.m.
Wed Mar 4 Mitchell Hawks at Mount Forest Patriots 8:30 p.m.
Ironmen 4 Bulldogs 3
Kyle Stanbury had a hat trick for Wingham
Kent Ribey, Geoffry VandenBoorn & Mike Fiegehen scored for the Bulldogs
The Ironmen lead the best of 7; 3-0
Wingham will try and complete the sweep on Wednesday night in Kincardine
Wingham - Justin Donnelly (power play) (Dawson Fahrer) 6:19
Wingham - Kyle Stanbury (Coleson Fischer, Rhys Vollmer) 16:31
Wingham - Kyle Stanbury (power play) (Rhys Vollmer, Dawson Fahrer) 0:36
Kincardine - Kent Ribey (Josh Traynor) 4:53
Wingham - Kyle Stanbury (power play) (Rhys Vollmer, Logan Tolton) 16:25
Kincardine - Geoffry VandenBoorn (power play) (Logan Swanton) 10:00
Kincardine - Mike Fiegehen (Logan Swanton, Logan Freiburger) 10:27
Wingham Ironmen vs Kincardine Bulldogs
Fri Feb 21 Kincardine Bulldogs 1 at Wingham Ironmen 4
Sat Feb 22 Wingham Ironmen 5 at Kincardine Bulldogs 4 (OT)
Sun Feb 23 Kincardine Bulldogs 3 at Wingham Ironmen 4
Wed Feb 26 Wingham Ironmen at Kincardine Bulldogs 8:30 p.m.
Fri Feb 28 Kincardine Bulldogs at Wingham Ironmen 8 p.m.
Sat Feb 29 Wingham Ironmen at Kincardine Bulldogs7:30 p.m.
Sun Mar 1 Kincardine Bulldogs at Wingham Ironmen 3 p.m.
Greater Metro Junior Hockey League Playoffs Tonight
Bancroft Rockhounds at Bradford Bulls
( The best of 3 is tied 1-1 )
Niagara Whalers at Durham ( Oshawa ) Roadrunners
( Niagara leads the best of 3; 1-0 )
Northumberland Stars at Kingsville Kings
( The best of 3 is tied 1-1 )
Ontario Junior Hockey League
Milton Menace 4 Oakville Blades 3
Buffalo Jr Sabres 7 Brampton Admirals 3
Georgetown Raiders at Markham Royals
xPickering 54 32 18 2 2 68
xCollingwood 54 27 17 1 9 64
xStouffville 54 27 20 4 3 61
Markham 54 24 24 0 6 54
Aurora 54 7 43 0 4 18
xOakville 54 39 9 2 4 84
xBurlington 54 34 12 3 5 76
xBuffalo 54 31 17 1 5 68
xBrantford 54 29 24 0 1 59
Georgetown 54 24 21 4 5 57
Milton 54 17 28 4 5 43
xJr Canadiens 54 38 10 2 4 82
xTor Patriots 54 32 17 0 5 69
xSt Michaels 54 29 18 2 5 65
xNorth York 54 21 25 4 4 50
Mississauga 54 17 33 1 3 38
Brampton 54 16 34 2 2 36
xWellington 54 43 9 2 0 88
xTrenton 54 40 10 1 3 84
xWhitby 54 21 27 1 5 48
xCobourg 54 21 27 3 3 48
Lindsay 54 5 43 1 5 16
WOAA Senior Hockey
Ripley Wolves 5 Durham Thundercats 2
( The best of 7 is tied 3-3 )
Game 7 is tomorrow night in Ripley
Minto 81's 3 Shelburne Muskies 2 (OT)
( Minto wins the best of 7; 4-2 )
Minto, Tillsonburg & Clinton have earned a berth in the Final 4
" A " Semifinal
Elora Rocks 7 Milverton Four Wheel Drives 6 (OT)
( The best of 7 is tied 1-1)
Chatsworth Howell Transport Rebels 5 Kincardine Kinucks 3
Emmitt Jackson, Robert LaFond, Aiden Callahan-Cummins & Jeffrey Rodger with 2 scored for Howell Transport.
Chatsworth Howell Transport Rebels 4 Shallow Lake Lakers 1
Jackson Greig, Jake Oatt & Aiden Callahan-Cummins with 2 scored for the Rebels
39th Annual Walter Gretzky Girls Hockey Tournament
Mitchell Meteors 6 Owen Sound Shannon Deckers at Remax Ice Hawks 1
Maya Beirnes scored for Shannon Deckers at Remax
Walkerton Capitals 3 Owen Sound Shannon Deckers at Remax Ice Hawks 1
Sarah Cowan scored for the Ice Hawks
Brantford 3 Owen Sound Shannon Deckers at Remax Ice Hawks 2
Cowan and Beirnes scores for Owen Sound.
Owen Sound Shannon Deckers at Remax Ice Hawks 4 Buffalo Regals 2
Ryann Seaman had a hat trick and Hailey Feltis scored the insurance goal in the victory
Aimee Dubosq and Sarah VanDrunen split the netminding
OMHA Minor Peewee
Owen Sound Garb & Gear 2 Centre Wellington 0
Cooper Charyna & Everett Akerman scored for the Junior Attack while the shutout was posted by Eric Meikle.
Garb & Gear wins the series 3-2 & advances to meet in the OMHA Semifinals