Spartans tame Titans

Chris Quigley
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Stephenville High Spartans’ Trevor Snow gets ready to pass off the puck during action in the West Coast High School Hockey League at Stephenville Dome against the Corner Brook Regional High Titans. — Star photo by Frank Gale

STEPHENVILLE  The Stephenville High Spartans were relentless on Tuesday night.

The team side scored the first three goals of a West Coast High School Hockey League clash against the Corner Brook Regional High Titans en route to a 7-2 triumph at the Stephenville Dome.

Cody White (2), Evan Zelau, Trevor Snow, Ian Kearley, Andrew Milley and George Young supplied the offence for the victors.

Nick O’Connell and Andrew Taylor responded in the losing cause.

Jordi Green recorded the win in the crease, with Matt Collins suffering the defeat. Tyler Gardner relieved Collins for the third period.

Zelau got the scoring underway at the three-minute mark of the first period, an unassisted marker.

White followed that up with a goal 28 seconds later, assisted by Evan Rouzes, that sent the Spartans into the intermission up 2-0.

Snow kept the momentum going in the middle stanza, scoring on unassisted goal at 12:18 to put his side up by three.

The Titans answered back 15 seconds later, when O’Connell struck from Nick Childs to pull his side back to a 3-1 deficit.

The Spartans made it a three-goal game again, though, at 4:17 of the second when White buried his second of the night. Logan McIsaac assisted on the goal.

When the third period began, the onslaught continued.

Kearley scored at 13:04, from Evan Rouzes, to put his side up by four, before Milley pounded one home at 12:52 to make it a 6-1 contest.

Several Titans kept skating, however, as Taylor scored to bring it to 6-2. Matt Colbourne drew the assist.

It didn’t do much good in the end, as Young capped the scoring with 23 seconds to go, assisted by Zelau, to seal the 7-2 victory.

The Gros More Academy Panthers now sit atop the league standings at 6-3-0, based on a winning percentage of .666. The Titans fall to 7-4-0 on the year, with a winning percentage at .636.

The Spartans are now in a tie for third place with the Elwood High Lakers, as both teams are at 5-5-0. The St. James Regional High Saints bring up the rear with a 2-8-0 mark so far.

Organizations: West Coast High School Hockey League, Gros More Academy Panthers, Elwood High Lakers

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