He might be the smallest guy on the ice, but fleet-footed defenceman Jaden Condotta has had a big impact at the OHL Cup.
Condotta had three assists in the Titans’ 7-1 Wild Card Play-In victory over Kitchener on Tuesday and put his team in good shape headed into a two-game Friday with his OT winner against Waterloo.
“I had a lot of time, found a lane and just hit the spot that I was aiming for,” he said with a smile after the goal. “I saw that their goalie was screened by his own defenceman so I just took advantage of that.”
Titans goaltender David Cunti made some big saves late in the third period to keep the score tied at one.
“He saved us a couple times,” Condotta added. “We probably wouldn’t have gotten into overtime without some of the saves he made.”
Waterloo’s Kurtis Goodwin and Toronto’s Harrison Caines traded goals during regulation.
The Wolves fall to 0-2-1 and with just one game remaining, won’t be able to qualify for Saturday’s playoff round. The Titans improve to 1-1 and prepare for a pair of games on Friday with matchups against Whitby and Team NOHA.
PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Titans: David Cunti (G)
Waterloo: Riley McCabe (G)