Weekly Report Mar. 5, News, Major Atom, 2016-2017 (Quinte Red Devils)

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Weekly Report Mar. 5
Submitted By Yolanda Ellis on Sunday, March 5, 2017
The Madison Excavating Major Atoms took a 2-1 lead in the series for the semi-final verses York-Simcoe this week.


The Madison Excavating Major Atoms took a 2-1 lead in the series for the semi-final verses York-Simcoe this week.

The Major Atoms played host to game one for a midweek match up in Marmora on Wednesday.  The two teams matched speed throughout the first period and ended the first with no score.It was Gage Butcher who opened up scoring in the second period on the set up from Jared Langdon. Liam Philip wasted no time in making it 2-0, assisted by Ty McCambridge and Langdon. Butcherwould score again to make it 3-0 as he knocked one in assisted by Ben Danford and Carson Campbell. The Express would add one to the scoreboard before the end of the set but the Devils continuedto dominate in the third adding three more in their favour. Scoring in the third were Langdon with 2 and Braedyn Rogers. Assists came from Thomas Kuipers, Rogers(2) and Landon Wright. Glen McInneswas strong in the net for Quinte and took the 6-2 victory.

Quinte took to the road on Saturday to face York-Simcoe at home at St. Andrew's College. Again the first set would end in a 0-0 tie as the two teams battled back and forth with speed and generating offence.It was YSE who would hit the board first with 2 quick goals, putting the Devils in a 2 goal deficiet, but Brody Partridge, on the assist from Ty Therrien and Danford, found the back of the Express net in the second.Quinte battled hard but it was an empty net by York-Simcoe to seal the 3-1 loss for the Devils. Dean Spry was in net for the Devils.

The Devils were back at home on Sunday in Napanee to host game 3. The first period was reminisant of the first two games and once again ended in a 0-0 tie. Therrien buried the first goal of the game on the tape to tapepass from Beckett Ewart early in the second to give the Devils the lead. York-Simcoe answered back shortly after to tie the game 1-1 but the Devils were undeterred and went on to score another 2 goals in the second to reclaim the lead. Danford scored on the set up from Wright and Kuipers went in to score on the assist from Langdon and Philip. The Express continued to rush the net and while they snuck one through later in the third to make it a 3-2 game, it was not enough and the Devils claimed the win and a 2-1 lead in the series. Glen McInnes was between the pipes for the Devils.

On Deck; The Madison Excavating Major Atoms will be back in action on Saturday as they head up to York-Simcoe to face the Express for game 4 at 1pm.  If necessary, game 5 will be held in Marmora on Sunday at 1pm.


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