Express first to 2-0 after doubling-up Rebels
The York-Simcoe Express are the first 2-0 team at the 2018 OHL Cup Powered by Under Armour following a 4-2 victory over the Mississauga Rebels.
The OMHA champs trailed 1-0 after one period before Cameron Butler (1), Ty Collins (2, 3) and Jack Bar (1) struck for three in the second to put them out front 3-1.
The Rebels would pull within in a goal in the third before Collins hit the empty net on Quinton Byfield’s second assist of the game for a 4-2 final.
“We’re playing with a lot of speed,” said Express blueliner Jack Bar who had a goal and an assist. “The ice here is really good and I think we’ve had pretty complete team efforts last night and here this morning.”
Ryan O’Toole (1, 2) scored both Mississauga goals while defenceman Nolan Dillingham-Morelli picked up a pair of assists.
The Express outshot the Rebels 29-22 as Aidan Spooner made 20 saves for the win while Tyler Albuquerque followed up Tuesday’s six-period marathon shutout with 25 saves.
The Express (2-0-0) are off until Thursday at 12:00pm when they take on TPH Hockey while the Rebels (0-1-0) will hit the ice Thursday morning at 8:30am against the rival Mississauga Reps (0-1-0).
PLAYER OF THE GAME:
York-Simcoe – Jack Bar (1G, 1A, +1, 1 SOG)
Rebels – Tyler Albuquerque (25 SV)
Jack Bar scores the game-winner for York-Simcoe.