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Monday, May 23, 2011

Mississauga Improves to 1-1, Kootenay drops to 0-2

Mississauga Majors beat the Kootenay Ice 2-1 to improve to a 1-1 record while dropping the Ice to 0-2 at the Memorial Cup in Mississauga last night before another announced sell out at the Hershey Center. Only one team in the history of the Memorial Cup has come back to win after dropping the first two games, the 2009 Windsor Spitfires.

This contest was as even as they come, turning into a goaltending battle. Mississauga's JP Anderson just barely edging out Kootenay's Nathan Lieuwen. Anderson stopped 32 of 33 shots while Lieuwen stopped 32 of 34 shots.

Cody Eakin got it started in the first period when he scored his first of the tournament to put the Ice up 1-0 on the power play at 7:55. However, that lead only held for 1:23 when maxim Kitsyn scored his first to notch things up at one.

The teams would play a scoreless second period.

Rob Flick would get the game winner, also his first goal, and second point of the night at 11:51 for the Mississauga victory.

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