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Kyle Tibbo (Conception Bay South, Nfld.) and Jared Walsh (Toronto, Ont.) recorded their first goals as Ryerson Rams in an offensively-charged Wednesday night of OUA men's hockey.
It took just two minutes into the evening's opening period for Devon Paliani (LaSalle, Ont.) to break open the scoring. Tibbo would follow suit just five minutes later, putting the Rams up two before everyone had even found their seat. In the dying minutes of the period the Warriors would finally beat Taylor Dupuis (New Liskeard, Ont.) to keep it close heading into the intermission.
Whatever Coach Duco had to say at the break clearly fired the boys up, as John Carpino (Maple, Ont.) was quick to open the scoring, just 78 seconds into the second frame. Not to be outdone by his fellow freshman Kyle Tibbo, Jared Walsh was also quick to follow up on the period's opening goal, potting his first in the OUA a mere three minutes later.
With Ryerson up 4-1 midway through the game, Waterloo would finally cut into the momentum as Phillip Fife (Oromocto, N.B.) scored on the power play followed almost instantaneously by Nick Halagian (St. Catharines, Ont.) just 19 seconds later. Suddenly, the lead was down to one.
Despite neither team's power play firing efficiently tonight — the two clubs combined to go just 2-for-11 on the man advantage — Alex Basso's (Toronto, Ont.) goal, as Dupuis eluded to, was ultimately the difference maker for the Rams on the night.It was the type of goal and the type of performance you'd expect from the man with the 'C' stitched on his chest, and once again he led by example.
The Warriors tried to make one final push late in the chippy third period, but the impact of Joey Champigny's (East Angus, Que.) goal for the Yellow and Black was not enough, as Dupuis stood tall when it mattered most.
Paliani would add one final goal with literally one-tenth of a second left on the clock, that meant nothing than another goal in the OUA record books.