Jake Patterson came in goal to replace Anthony Stolarz in London's goal, just like he had done during the OHL playoffs. It didn't help the Knights in net any. Patterson was lit up for five goals in the first period against the QMJHL Champion Halifax Mooseheads from four different goal scorers. Halifax ran roughshod over the Knights with a 9-2 win to improve their tournament record to 2-1 and secure a spot in at least the tournament semi-final.
Halifax had a 5-0 lead after one and 8-2 after two, easing off the gas pedal for the third period and giving depth players time on the powerplay and resting top line of Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin and Martin Frk, three players who factored prominently into the Mooseheads' advantage.
No. 1 Star - Martin Frk, Halifax Mooseheads
This star could have gone to Drouin, one of the tournament headliners, who had an assist on each of the Czech winger's goals. The Detroit Red Wings prospect however had a Frkin' good time out on the ice Tuesday, showing just as much proficiency in the neutral and offensive zones as Nate and Jo.
After Halifax got the 7-0 lead midway through two, the Knights responded with a pair of quick goals that could have given the OHL champs some momentum going into the third, but Frk shut that down with a marker just :40 seconds after Matt Rupert's 7-2 goal, recording his hat-trick marker with just 1:57 to go in the frame.Read More »from Memorial Cup 2013: Martin Frk’s hat-trick leads Herd past Knights – Tuesday’s 3 Stars