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Battalion comeback highlights Monday’s eCup action

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Two OHL clubs were in action on Day 2 of the inaugural Memorial eCup Presented by Kia as commentators Reed Duthie (Hamilton Bulldogs) and Branden Scott (Sudbury Wolves) provided the call across League and member team Twitch and Facebook platforms.

The 64-team bracket continued with 4 games on Monday. Here’s a glimpse at the day’s OHL action:

Sherbrooke 3, Niagara 1
 Mason Howard led the IceDogs into the first game of the evening against the Sherbrooke Phoenix. It was the visitors from the QMJHL who opened the scoring just over 12 minutes in before impact import Daniil Gushkin tied the game on a pass from Cameron Peters 1-1 on the power play. A late goal on Sherbrooke’s first power play of the evening would see them take a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes. Howard and the IceDogs controlled play all through the second and third period but Charles-Antoine Poirier-Turcot turned away 11/12 shots before the Phoenix added a late insurance marker to take it, 3-1 the final. The QMJHL’s first win of the eCup helped the Phoenix move on in the Sorento Division to take on the winner of the North Bay/Val-D’or matchup.

North Bay 9, Val-d’Or 6
With overage captain Luke Moncada behind the joysticks Val-d’or jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first period before Moncada and the Battalion battled back scoring three goals on four shots in the back half to end the first period trailing 5-3. The Battalion kept the pedal down scoring twice in the middle frame to enter the third down just 6-5. A pair of third period goals by Kurtis Evans (2 Goals 2 Assists) gave Moncada and North Bay their first lead of the night. After trailing 5-0 Moncada scored nine of the last 10 goals to defeat Jeremy Michel and the Foreurs 9-6.  North Bay moves on to the second round of the Sorento Division to take on the Sherbrooke Phoenix.

For coverage of the Memorial eCup Presented by Kia, visit CHL.ca and be sure to follow the Ontario Hockey League on Twitch and Facebook. The action continues on Wednesday evening with the Mississauga Steelheads, Windsor Spitfires and Barrie Colts all in action.

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