73’s Take Game 1
Essex iced Wingham 5-3 in the opening game of the Schmalz Cup semi-finals.
Nine different Essex players registered at least one point. However, the team took a number of penalties, giving Wingham seven powerplay opportunities, killing off six of them. Essex also gave up a shorthanded goal in the third period.
Goalie Darien Ekblad made 20 saves to pick up the win.
Game 2 of the series is Friday night in Wingham at 8pm.