- for Apr 14, 2005
Defeat Ends Majors Playoff Hopes
Series Goes To The Petes (4-1)
ON – The Majors pushed the Petes to an extra period
for the 3rd straight away game in the series.
However, it wasn’t meant to be for Toronto as
Jamie Tardif’s goal at the 13:40 mark gave the
Petes a 3-2 win and a 4-1 series victory in this
Eastern Conference Semi-Final matchup.
It was all Petes in the 1st period, as they outshot
the Majors 31-8, utilizing 4 power-play opportunities
to gain the offensive momentum. However, it was
a 1-1 draw after the frame, with Toronto connecting
first, at 2:30, on the power-play. Alexei Ivanov
had the goal with Dale Good and Ryan Wilson earning
the assists. The Petes drew even only 2:01 later
as Jadran Beljo tallied off of Jordan Staal and
Logan Hunter passes.
The two teams then produced a scoreless 2nd period
with the Majors outshooting the Petes 14-10 and
earning 4 power-plays to Peterborough’s 1. However,
the drama begin to build in the 3rd. First of
all, Beljo scored again, at 3:13, to put the Petes
out in front 2-1. The lone assist went to Staal.
Then, Wilson notched his 4th goal of the playoffs,
at 12:19, to even up the game. The helpers were
credited to Joe Rand and Scott Lavigne. The Petes
had a goal disallowed at the overtime’s 9:44 mark,
before Tardif provided his series-ending heroics.
The assists on the overtime goal went to Kyle
Raftis and Jordan Morrison.
Justin Peters ended up turning aside an amazing
66 shots for Toronto, while Jeff MacDougald stopped
35 for Peterborough. The Majors were 1 for 7 on
the power-play while the Petes were 0 for 8. The
game’s three stars were Beljo (1st), Peters (2nd)
and Tardif (3rd).
The Majors organization would like to thank all
of their fans for their support during the 2004-05
season. Stay tuned for information regarding the
upcoming OHL Priority Selection (May 7th) and
other exciting happenings during the summer months.
Media and Public Relations Director
Toronto St. Michael’s Majors Hockey Club
Phone: (416) 651-8228, ext. 288
Fax: (416) 651-8010
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