The Toronto Golden Jets senior men won the National Championship title with a 4-3 win over the Mavs. It is the third championship in the last four seasons to go along with last year’s silver medal finish.
The Jets fell behind 2-0 in the first quarter and 3-1 at the half as the offence couldn’t get untracked. The Jets then scored the only goal of the third quarter on a Tuna Tali penalty shot to trail by one entering the final frame. The teams traded chances throughout the first half of the fourth quarter until Euan Scoffield tied it up on a power play with two and a half minutes to go. Then Milos Radojcic powered a long distance shot in with 44 seconds remaining to lift the Jets to the gold medal.
Scoffield scored twice to add to the singles by Tali and Radojcic.
Scoffield was named the tournament MVP. Goalie Emirhan Ozdemir was named the league’s best goaltender and coach George Gross, Jr. was named the recipient of the William Shaw Award as best coach.
In the semi-final a day earlier, the Jets fell behind B.C. Storm 3-0 but out scored their opponents 10-2 the rest of the way including five unanswered goals to start the fourth quarter to win 10-5.
The quarterfinal match saw the Jets give up the first and only goal they would enroute to a 12-1 win over Hammer WPC (Hamilton).
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MEN FOR A GREAT JOB!!!