2014 Wheelers Cup Final - Game One Recap

by WCHL on May 19th, 2014

Maes leads the Seals to victory over his former team

#23 - Alex Maes
Game One of the WCHL's 2014 Wheelers Cup Final took place this past Saturday, May 17th.

The best-of-three series started off with an opening game that many are describing as one of the most intense playoff games in league history.

Both teams came out with defense on their minds, as the first period ended with the Seals leading 1-0 with #40 Tristan Parent scoring the lone goal.

The second period was a different story with a total of ten goals being scored. Hornets' captain #45 Kevin Konfara and Seals' sophomore sensation #28 Jordan Zmich both recorded hat-tricks in the second frame as it ended 7-4 in the favor of the Seals.

While Konfara and the Hornets aim to win their third consecutive cup, so does #23 Alex Maes of the Seals. Maes (pictured left), who played five seasons with the Hornets, has won cups with them the previous two seasons and is in a unique situation as he aims to claim his own three-peat while ending his former team's dynasty.  Maes scored two goals in the second period and finished off his hat-trick in the thrid, earning him first-star of the game.

Hornets' sophomore #39 Anthony Theuer, who Maes was essentially traded for, ended the game with 4 goals as he tried to rally his team in the thrid period but they fell just short in game one, losing to the Seals 9-8.

FULL GAME BOX SCORE

Game Two takes place on Saturday, June 7th at 1pm at the Salvation Army of Warren.

SEALS LEAD BEST-OF-THREE SERIES 1-0
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★ GAME STARS ★

★ - #23 Alex Maes (SEA)
★★ - #39 Anthony Theuer (HOR)
★★★ - #28 Jordan Zmich (SEA)
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2014 Playoff Stats

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1 Comments

Jeff Maes - May 20th, 2014 at 9:54 PM
We are honored to be part of the WCHL. Anyone who was there know it was a TOTAL team effort. This is NO exhibition ~ these kids are in it to win it! Extremely competitive and awesome to watch.

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