Members of the CGHA took their skills and passports to the largest city in Canada for their Eastern Canada Cup yesterday. Members took advantage of free alcoholic drinks on their turbo-propped flight to Toronto’s city airport. Others wondered why
buying alcohol was limited to government owned stores only. But the novelty wore by the start of the Red Liners first game against Montreal.
The first period action began quickly for the game’s eventual top scorer, B-hole. In atypical fashion B-hole was able to shoot a wrist shot from the midslot past the unsuspecting Montreal goalie. Tournament scoring is based upon the scoring the most goals in each period and the eventual winner of the game. By winning the first period, the Red Liners earned 2 points.
But Montreal did come back with their own goal of the game on a breakaway shot just inside the far post. Davy answered with a bouncing slapshot from the right point. The tie in goals scored for this period earned each time 1 point. The third period would be all Red Liners as they pounded puck after puck at Montreal’s netminder. Eventually Toto wold push the lead for the Red Liners to two goals after popped the puck through an empty net. B-hole would ice the win by finding the back of the net during a scrum in the front of the net. By winning the period, the Red Liners earned 2 more points for the third period
and 2 more points for winning the game.
With Ottawa earning 7 points to Toronto’s 1 point, the Red Liners were tied for first place after the first round (7 points). They await their second game against the seemingly tougher Ottawa team.