Strome’s record set­ting per­for­mance lifts Erie over Saint John at Memo­rial Cup


Dy­lan Strome had a tour­na­ment record four goals and three as­sists and Tay­lor Rad­dysh added two goals and four helpers as the Erie Ot­ters routed the Saint John Sea Dogs 12-5 on Mon­day at the Memo­rial Cup.

Strome’s seven-point out­ing broke the tour­na­ment sin­glegame record of six, which had been reached four times. The last time was Mike Mathers in 1992. Erie’s 12 goals also set a new record.

Dar­ren Rad­dysh struck twice and had two as­sists, An­thony Cirelli and Alex DeBrin­cat each scored once and set up three more, while Kyle Mak­si­movich and Ivan Lod­nia added the oth­ers for the On­tario Hockey League cham­pion Ot­ters (2-0). Troy Tim­pano made 18 saves.

Cedric Pare scored twice while Mathieu Joseph, Spencer Smallman and Julien Gau­thier had the oth­ers for the Sea Dogs (0-2), the Quebec Ma­jor Ju­nior Hockey League champs. Cal­lum Booth gave up five goals on 14 shots be­fore be­ing pulled in favour of Alex D’Orio, who made 18 saves in relief.

The Ot­ters next play host Wind­sor (2-0), with the win­ner go­ing straight to the cham­pi­onship game while the loser will play in the semi­fi­nal. Saint John con­cludes the round robin against West­ern Hockey League cham­pion Seat­tle (0-2). The vic­tor will grab a spot in the semis, with the loser call­ing it a sea­son.

Erie beat Booth with four of its first eight shots to take an early three-goal lead. Tim­pano didn’t fare much bet­ter early, al­low­ing two goals on the first three shots his way.

Tay­lor Rad­dysh opened the scor­ing, a wris­ter high glove on Booth just 1:06 in.

Pare tied it for Saint John at 5:43. But it didn’t stay even long as Dar­ren Rad­dysh put a point shot that de­flected off Sea Dogs de­fence­man Thomas Chabot in front only 57 sec­onds later.

Mak­si­movich toe-dragged the puck into the slot and snapped it past Booth at 8:33 to make it 3-1.

Strome one-timed it past a sprawl­ing Booth for a three-goal lead with 9:49 to go in the pe­riod. The play was re­viewed for off­side, but the call stood af­ter video footage was in­con­clu­sive.

Joseph one-timed a pass from Chabot from the right face-off cir­cle to cut Saint John’s deficit to two at 13:32.

Cirelli scored on a wrap­around with less than four to play in the first, end­ing Booth’s night.

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