Minto Cup Day 1 Recap: Coquitlam and Brampton Dominate, Teat Drops Fourteen

(Photo Credit: Mario Bartel/ The Tri-City News)
On day one of the 2018 Minto Cup both games were completely blowouts as one side dominated the other pretty much the whole way. Despite the blowout final scores we would still see some great high level lacrosse on display from each squad that took the floor. 

Coquitlam Adanacs 16 vs Calgary Mountaineers 1

Coquitlam dominated from the opening whistle. The Adanacs stepped in the Mountaineers throats and never took their foot off. The biggest period for Coquitlam was the first as they score ten goals to make it a 10-1 lead at the first intermission. Coquitlam would then score four goals in the second and two goals in the third to secure the 16-1 victory in dominating fashion. 

Some of the key players in the game for the Mountaineers were Jake Foster and Laine Hruska. Foster would get the Mountaineers their first and only goal of the game in the first quarter. Hruska came in at goal for the Mountaineers after they pulled Zachary Yopek-Stabel just seven minutes in. Hruska would finish the game with 30 saves on the day. 

For Coquitlam they had a ton of guys contribute heavily. The top three point scorers for Coquitlam in this game were Larson Sundown, Chase Scanlan, and John Hosef. Sundown and Scanlan each had had seven points (3G, 4A) while Hosef had five (2G, 3A). The biggest performer for the Adanacs was none other than goalie Christian Del Bianco who started his last Minto Cup run on a high note. Del Bianco had 27 saves with a 96% save percentage. 

Brampton Excelsiors 25 Okotoks Raiders 8

Much like the first game of the day this one would be a blowout as well. The game would start out more competitive as Brampton and Okotoks went back and fourth in the beginning of the first period. Brampton would soon take over and the rest was history. Brampton ended the first period with a ten goal run to make it 11-3 entering the second. The Domination would continue in the second and third periods as Brampton scored goal after goal, but Okotoks would occasionally get a goal here or there. Brampton would be able to walk away with a 25-8 win after a dominating performance like that. 

For Okotoks their leading scorers were Brett Mcintyre, and Zach Mantei. Mcintyre would tally four points (3G, 1) while Mantei had two points (2G). In goal for the Raiders Jack Bruzell-Friesz and Elijah Uema-Martin would split time, but Uema-Martin would get the most minutes. Uema-Martin had 26 saves off of 38 shots with a save percentage of 68. 

Brampton was lead by Jeff Teat who had fourteen points (6G, 8A). Justin Sykes and Brendan Welsh would also help lead the team to victory. Sykes had six points (2G, 4A) and Welsh also had six points (2G, 4A). In goal for the Excelsiors was Steven Orleman who played all sixty minutes. Orleman would have 28 saves with an 80% save percentage.