Manitoba let a two-goal lead slip away in the third period and lost 3-2 in overtime to British Columbia Friday at the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup.
Kamloops Blazers prospect Jake Kryski scored twice, tying the game with 55 seconds left in the third period and scoring the winner 4:51 into OT as B.C. improved to 2-0 and sent Manitoba to its second straight loss. Kryski also figured into B.C.’s first goal, setting up Dante Hannoun’s power-play marker with 4:27 left in regulation to jumpstart the comeback.
Nolan Patrick, chosen fourth overall by the Brandon Wheat Kings in this year’s Western Hockey League bantam draft, opened the scoring for Manitoba midway through the second period. Patrick, the team captain, then set up Brandonite Tanner Kaspick — a Manitoba alternate captain, who is also a Wheat Kings prospect — on the power play in the middle frame.
Late Thursday, Manitoba lost 3-2 to Alberta. Kaspick had an assist in that game, while fellow Wheat Kings prospect Dylan Thiessen scored a goal. Alberta captain Kale Clague — chosen by the Wheat Kings with the sixth overall pick in this year’s bantam draft — had an assist.
Alberta (1-0) was on the ice with Saskatchewan (0-1) at press time on Friday night. Manitoba wraps up the round robin versus Saskatchewan today, with the gold- and bronze-medal games slated for Sunday.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition November 2, 2013