Winnipeg Junior Jets 2 - Connecticut Yankees 2 draw
Winnipeg Junior Jets trailed Connecticut Yankees by two in the first period, but Connecticut Yankees did not give up and the game ended in a 2-2 tie.
Winnipeg Junior Jets managed to stay out of the box better than usual, racking up one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Winnipeg Junior Jets wound up below its season average of 4.0 penalty minutes per game.
Winnipeg Junior Jets was helped by Ty Smilanic, who registered one goal. Smilanic scored 1:16 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Connecticut Yankees. Seth Jarvis picked up the assist. Evan Herman also scored for Winnipeg Junior Jets. In addition, Winnipeg Junior Jets received assists from Ty Thorpe and Cole Jordan, who each chipped in one.
Connecticut Yankees excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Connecticut Yankees' offense was handcuffed by Winnipeg Junior Jets' defensive play, and Connecticut Yankees managed only 14 shots on goal during the game.
Connecticut Yankees was led by Alex Gaffney, who had one goal and one assist. Gaffney scored 11:57 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Connecticut Yankees. Michael Stevens provided the assist. Connecticut Yankees also got a goal from Ryan McGuire as well. Other players who recorded assists for Connecticut Yankees were Victor Czerneckianair, who had one.
Noah Gilbert recorded 12 saves for Winnipeg Junior Jets. Connecticut Yankees' Cameron Smith stopped 20 shots out of the 22 that he faced. Connecticut Yankees incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.