Whitby uses three goal burst in third to take control in Minto Cup match vs Victoria


Published August 24, 2022 at 9:00 am

Whitby Warrior star Brock Haley, the OJLL's leading scorer this year, had a six point night and scored the game winner on Day 2 of Minto Cup action from Brampton

Three goals in thirty seconds in the third period was the difference for the Whitby Warriors in an 11-10 Day 2 victory at the 2022 Minto Cup in Brampton.

Gabriel Sorichetti scored back-to-back goals before Adam Poitras added a third in that span to turn an 9-7 deficit into an 10-9 lead over the B.C. champion Victoria Shamrocks.

The two sides would then trade goals before Brock Haley scored the dagger with 3:17 to play.

Sorichetti and Poitras each collected hattricks for the winners, with Haley and Jake Darlinson scoring twice each and Lucas Littlejohn adding a single. Haley added four assists for a six point night for the Warriors.

Whitby is now 2-0 and will face Ontario rival Toronto Beaches (2-0) tonight (8 p.m.) with the winner booking a ticket into the Minto Cup best-of-three final. The loser gets a second chance in a semi-final against the winner of tonight’s other match between Victoria and the St. Albert Miners (5 p.m.), who are both 0-2.

Toronto assembled a 4-1 first period lead before hanging on for a 9-8 victory over the Miners in yesterday’s other match.

All games are being played at Brampton’s CAA Centre.

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