Defenseman Jakob Chychrun (Toronto Jr. Canadiens) scored the lone shootout goal, lifting Team Graves to a 6-5 win over Team Clark at the 5th Annual Scotiabank GTHL Top Prospects Game on Tuesday.
Team Graves carried the pace most of the game, holding a 4-2 lead after 40 minutes. Domenico Commisso (Don Mills Flyers) made it a three-goal advantage early in the third period but Michael McLeod (Toronto Marlboros) and Evan Brown (Vaughan Kings) scored 35 seconds apart to bring Team Clark within one midway through the final frame of regulation.
With the goaltender pulled for an extra skater, Team Clark’s Joseph Mizzi (Toronto Marlboros) tied the game with 54 seconds on the clock.
The thrilling finish was an appropriate close to an intense and competitive game between players aiming to impress the hundreds of fans and scouts on hand for the annual showcase.
Team Graves MVP: (1) Jack Lafontaine – Goaltender, Don Mills Flyers
Team Clark MVP: (20) Michael McLeod – Forward, Toronto Marlboros
Team Clark GOAL (19:01) – (15) Jordan Crocker assisted by (3) Matthew Cairns, (17) Adam Mascherin
Team Graves GOAL (12:12) – (10) Kyle Moore assisted by (11) Kyle Chypyha
Team Graves GOAL (9:31) – (8) Colton Trumbla assisted by (16) Jordan Kyrou, (20) Drake Rymsha
Team Graves GOAL (6:30) – (3) Matthew Thom assisted by (7) Jakob Chychrun
Team Graves GOAL (9:25) – (16) Jordan Kyrou assisted by (18) David Sherman
Team Clark GOAL (4:48) – (20) Michael McLeod assisted by (19) Kyle Maksimovich
Team Graves GOAL (14:16) – (14) Domenico Commisso assisted by (12) Travis Barron, (15) Givani Smith
Team Clark GOAL (10:56) – (20) Michael McLeod assisted by (17) Adam Mascherin
Team Clark GOAL (10:21) – (9) Evan Brown assisted by (19) Kyle Maksimovich, (3) Matthew Cairns
Team Clark GOAL (0:54) – (16) Joseph Mizzi assisted by (17) Adam Mascherin,(20) Michael McLeod
Team Graves: (16) Jordan Kyrou (no goal); (7) Jakub Chychrun (GOAL); (14) Domenico Commisso
Team Clark: (20) Michael McLeod (no goal); (17) Adam Mascherin (no goal); (5) Reagan O’Grady (no goal)
Winning goaltender: (30) Emanuel Vella