Rebels close out tournament with 3-2 win over Petes
The Mississauga Rebels got the win, but unfortunately not enough in the way of goal-differential to oust the Peterborough Petes and book their ticket to Saturday’s quarter-finals.
The Rebels bested the OMHA champion Petes 3-2, handing them a second-straight loss. In the end, Peterborough still had enough in the way of goal-differential to prevail in the showcase’s three-team tie-breaker formula, edging out the Rebels and Team NOHA to advance.
Peterborough’s Max Seon (2) opened the scoring with an early marker, but Mississauga would later respond with individual goals from Zachariah Abu-Ali (1), Sean Costigan (1) and Braeden Van Gelder (1) to go up 3-1.
With a quarter-final spot on the line, the Rebels pulled their goaltender Daniel Giusti hoping to add another tally, but the Petes would prevail as Kayden Buller (3) scored the empty-netter.
Petes forward Josh Avery spoke on how his team plans to prepare for tomorrow saying, “We’re just going to reset for tomorrow and get back to our structure. We’re going to work our hardest in that quarter-final and see the results.”
The Petes will play the wild card entry Toronto Nationals on Saturday at 11:45am in quarter-final action.
The Rebels close-out their OHL Cup with a 2-2 record. Ethan Czata led the way with two goals on the tournament while Zachariah Abu-Ali (1-1–2), Michael Dec (1-1–2) and Mikael Tissier (0-2–2) each had two points.
BARDOWN PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Petes – Cohen Bidgood (F)
Rebels – Daniel Giusti (G) – 35 SV