Strome has 7 points in whipping of Sea Dogs
Dylan Strome had a tournament record four goals and three assists and Taylor Raddysh added two goals and four helpers as the Erie Otters of Pennsylvania routed the Saint John Sea Dogs of New Brunswick, 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 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, just 1:06 in.