Game one of the Wheelers Cup Finals may go down as one of the more memorable games in WCHL history as it was a great played game by all players.
The game was very close from the beginning. WCHL Sophomore Tristan Parent of the Seals opened 1st Period scoring, but the Hornets' Captain Kevin Konfara quickly responded to tie the game at one. In his first game back from his hospital recovery, Jason Drapinski assisted Anthony Nelson who gave the Seals the 2-1 lead. Hornets' Erinne Williams and Seals' Tryceton Pittman joined Drapinski as players who were returning from recent recoveries, both also played as if they didn't miss any time. Konfara and Nelson would continue to swap goals with Nelson closing out the period for the Seals with back-to-back unassisted goals to give them the 5-3 lead.
The second period saw Konfara and Nelson both score 2 goals each to put the score at 7-5 going into the third period.
The third period featured two more goals, one each for Nelson and Konfara with Hornet's Zeljko Sreckovic scoring two goals mid-period (one was an own-goal by Seals' Chris Lemieux, credited to Sreckovic to tie the game at 7-7).
The "Magic Man" Anthony Nelson then scored to put the Seals back up by one. With under 4:00 minutes remaining Kevin Konfara tied the game at 8-8.
With 2:45 remaining in the third, Seals' Tristan Parent received a pass from Anthony Nelson and top-cornered a right side wrap-around to put the Seals up for good at 9-8.
Goaltending and defense for both teams was top notch.
1st Star - A.NELSON - SEA
2nd Star - K.KONFARA - HOR
3rd Star - T.PARENT - SEA
WHEELERS CUP FINALS:
Game One Stats - http://bit.ly/mlWwxY
2010-11 Playoff Leaders - http://bit.ly/e7Txja
Career Playoff Leaders - http://bit.ly/lYKGk
WHEELERS CUP FINALS: Game One Review
Posted on May 2nd, 2011
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