NOVA SCOTIA TO FACE SASKATCHEWAN IN CANADA WINTER GAMES QUARTERFINALS
Feb. 19, 2019
RED DEER, Alta. – Team Nova Scotia will face Saskatchewan on Wednesday with a berth in the Canada Winter Games men’s hockey semifinals on the line.
The team, made up of 20 players from across the province, finished the round robin with a 1-2 record, dropping their first two games of the tournament to Ontario and Quebec.
On Monday, Nova Scotia defeated New Brunswick 4-2 in their final game of the round robin to pick up their first win of the tournament.
”Our team competed very hard today and stuck with the game plan,” said head coach Jon Greenwood after the game.
“We had some big plays that won’t make the box score but made a big difference in the outcome. I’m very proud of our performance.”
Halifax’s Oscar Plandowski opened the scoring on the power play in the first period with his first goal of the tournament.
Matt MacDonald and Connor Trenholm earned the assists on the tally.
New Brunswick would score the game’s next two goals before Hammonds Plains’ Cam MacDonald knotted it up, tipping a point shot from Halifax native Zach Welsh.
Amherst’s Jacob Melanson would strike for Nova Scotia late in the second period to give his team the lead.
Cole Harbour’s Connor Trenholm added an empty-net insurance marker with three second remaining to seal the win while Jacob Goobie of Halifax made 29 saves between the pipes.
The win earns Nova Scotia a quarterfinal match-up with Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan finished the round robin in second-place in Group B with one regulation win, one overtime win, and one loss.
The puck drops at 7 p.m. Atlantic on Wednesday. You can watch the game live here.
Hockey Nova Scotia would like to wish our Team Nova Scotia boys the best of luck as they prepare for Wednesday’s game with Saskatchewan.