At 6-foot-4, 220Ibs. Michael Bishop is hard to miss. That was certainly the case on Friday as the Milwaukee, Wisc. native scored three times to lead TPH Hockey to an 8-2 win in their OHL Cup finale.
The commanding victory came against the GTHL’s Mississauga Rebels in a free-flowing game that saw TPH win despite being outshot 49-43.
“Yeah both goalies got a work out today,” said hat-trick scorer Bishop. “This whole event was a great experience for our team. A great way to face some of the top players in Ontario and go through the experience of coming together as a team.
“Winning this one was a great way to finish. I think we got a little bit better every game and that’s what we set out to do.”
Jack Mortson picked up three assists while other goals came from Josh Rule (1), Conor Ronayne (1), Carter Rohman (2), Anthony Dimitrievski (2) and Brad McNeill (1).
Peyton Grainer was a difference-maker in the TPH crease, stopping 47 of the 49 shots that came his way.
Justin Pulis (1) and Ryan O’Toole (5) scored Mississauga goals as the Rebels finish with an identical 1-3-0 record. O’Toole’s five goals led the team in tournament scoring.
Bishop finished as TPH’s tournament scoring leader, posting seven points (4-3–7) in four games while Anthony Dimitrievski (2-3–5) trailed close behind with five.
PLAYER OF THE GAME:
TPH – Michael Bishop (3G, 1A, +3, 3 SOG)
Rebels – Justin Pulis (1G, 5 SOG)
Conor Ronayne scores the game-winning goal for TPH.
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