Minto Cup Gets Underway: Day 1 Results

The Minto Cup got underway on Sunday at the Bill Hunter Arena in Edmonton, Alberta, to crown a national Junior A champion.

It was a rough start for the Alberta squads as they fell into the loss column. Meanwhile, the Burlington Blaze and the Coquitlam Adanacs will bring undefeated records into day two.

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Coquitlam 14 Calgary 1

The BC champs came out strong to open the tournament as they defeated the Calgary Mountaineers 14-1.

Stuart Phillips had five goals and six assists for 11 points for the Coquitlam Adanacs while Jaxon Dillon had two goals and five assists.

Calgary’s lone goal came from Jeremy Wudrick.

Burlington 11 Edmonton 7

A big second period would give the Burlington Blaze an 11-7 win over the host Edmonton Miners in Sunday night’s second game.

Burlington was leading 2-1 after the first period until they outscored the Miners 5-3 in the second.

Brooks English had four goals for Burlington, while Deacan Knott stopped 50 of 57 shots in the win. For Edmonton, Jack Royer was two goals and an assist and Mathieu Gautier had a pair of goals for the Miners.

Upcoming Games

Monday night the Calgary Mountaineers will look to rebound when they face the Burlington Blaze. In the late game, the Edmonton Miners will face the Coquitlam Adanacs as the Minto Cup continues into Day 2.

Don’t forget to check us out every Sunday night at 9pm (ET) on eopsports.com

Shawn Slaght
Shawn Slaght

Shawn Slaght has been a sports reporter across the Canadian prairies for over 10 years and has experience covering everything from junior hockey to World Cup skiing to all levels of lacrosse. He is the Saskatchewan correspondent for All Lacrosse All The Time.

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