MCKENZIE CUP 2012
April 6, Game Two Recap
Stony Plain Eagles squared the BC/Alberta McKenzie Cup final series versus Powell River Regals at a game a piece with a 6-2 victory
Friday night, one day after suffering a 7-2 drubbing in the series opener. Scott Drewicki, Justin Cox and Blair Zahara each had four
point nights for the Alberta champions while David Rathjen turned aside 27 shots in a bounce-back game for the Eagles goaltender after
allowing five goals and getting the hook midway through game one. Rathjen’s 27 saves performance earned him second star honours on the
night. Drewicki, with four assists, was named the game’s first star. Cox edged out teammate Zahara for the third star selection.
Brant Middleton also had a strong night for the Eagles, recording his second and third goals of the series. Zahara’s hat trick, including
an empty-netter, and Cox’s single rounded out the scoring for the Eagles on the night.
John Coyle scored his second of the series and fourth of the playoffs for the Regals in the first period. Jordy Smith added his first
playoff goal as time was winding down in the third.
The pivotal game three starts at 7:30 pm, Saturday, April 7. Game four is also a 7:30pm start, on Sunday, April 8.
In Ontario tonight, Kenora Thistles stunned the favoured Dundas Real McCoys with a 5-2 win in game one of the Ontario final. The winner of
the best-of-three provincial final advances to the Allan Cup.