Parker Anderson enjoying a flair for the dramatic
by Randy Pascal
Parker Anderson is developing something of a reputation for big game heroics - and the Lo-Ellen Park Knights boys hockey team are just
fine with that.
Just days after securing a semi-final berth for his time by wiring home a shot about two minutes into the overtime session of the Knights sudden-death
quarter-final battle with the Bishop Alexander Carter Gators, Anderson was right back at it, against a different Valley East foe this time.
His marker just 26 seconds into period number four Thursday afternoon in Val Caron lifted Lo-Ellen past the Horizon Aigles, once again by a final
score of 3-2, this time in game one of their semi-final best of three match-up.
Josh Boucher netted the remaining two goals for the winners, in addition to drawing the only assist on the game-winner from Anderson, while
Jordan Trottier and Cameron Munday countered for the Aigles, who topped the regular season standings this year.
The remaining semi-final opener was not nearly as close as the St Charles College Cardinals broke open a scoreless affair with the Confederation
Chargers midway through the middle stanza, running away in the third in posting a 6-0 triumph in game one of their best of three set.
Jordan Faught recorded the hat trick for the Cards, with two of the goals coming on the power play, while Matty Belanger, Ayden Popowich
and Riley Bridge chipped in with one goal each.
Kameron McCue registered the shutout for St Charles with a 19-save performance against Confederation, who were without both their second and third
leading scorers in the form of Landon Thomson and Mathieu Gaudreau.
Both series will resume this week, while the SDSSAA girls hockey ranks kickoff semi-final action at the same time.