In the lone game in the Greater Metro Hockey League on September 19th, the (1 – 2) North York Renegades hosted the (0 – 2) Tottenham Steam at Canlan North York in junior hockey action. The Renegades were coming off their first win of the 2017 – 2018 season with a 3 – 1 win over the Tillsonburg Hurricanes on September 17th on home ice.
54 seconds into the game, Renegade Jonathan Schillaci sends a pass to Nicolas Carnovale to give North York a 1 – 0 lead. Kamil Rypar and Matthew Fornari had the helpers on Tottenham’s Carson Latimer tying goal at 8:24 of the first to bring to 1 – 1. Connor Ventura fires the go – ahead goal 5:20 into the middle stanza for North York with Tim Lavigne and Conor Thomson drawing the contributors on Ventura’s goal. With Tottenham on a power play, Bodgan Shleev finds the back of veteran Renegade goaltender Evan Purdy’s net to tie the game 2 – 2 at 7:30 of the period. Anthony Podder and Fornari registered the assists on Shleev’s goal.
At 9:25 of the period, North York’s Luke Di Giorgio gives the hosts a 3 – 2 lead with Thomson and Ventura setting up Di Giorgio’s goal. Nevin Guenther increases the Renegades lead at 17:25 of the period to send North York into the second intermission up by two. Drake Bailey and Rick Pantling had the contributors on Guenther’s power play marker. 46 seconds past the halfway mark of the third, Shleev’s sinks his second of the contest behind Purdy to close the gap to for the Steam with a pass from Viacheslav Chegrintcev. David Maikawa scores the Renegades final goal at thirteen minutes even to give North York a 5 – 3 win over Tottenham. Thomson and Ventura had the helpers on Maikawa’s goal.
After one goal and one assist in the Renegades 5 – 3 win, Brampton, Ontario native Nevin Guenther told the Junior Hockey Network that “we played an equally physical game as Tottenham, but we took too many penalties as a team in the process. We know what we are capable of in terms of competing so the 2 wins is a good start for us but we need to continue playing our style of game and just become better as a core together. As for our game Saturday, we need to continue getting shots on net and stay away from taking penalties, other than that, continue playing the way we are and I’m certain we will come out of Saturday with another win.”
The (2 – 2) Renegades will now hit the road on September 23rd to face the (0 – 3) London Lakers in an 8:00 p.m puck drop.