Dallas Stars prospect Matej Stransky scored two goals as the Saskatoon Blades defeated the Halifax Moosheads, 5-2, at the Memorial Cup Sunday evening.
It was a big win for the Blades, who avoided dropping their first two games at the tournament. And they did it against a Halifax team that has lost only 11 times in 87 games this season, including both regular season and postseason.
Stransky, Dallas’ sixth round pick (165th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft, put the Blades up 1-0 at 12:11 of the first period, setting up shop near the net and then banging home the rebound of a centering pass.
Stransky made it a 2-0 game with 1:15 left in the second period, coming out of the penalty box, picking up a loose puck, breaking in all alone on net and scoring off a wrist shot.
The Blades built a 4-0 lead in the game before the Mooseheads scored a couple of quick goals in the third to make a game of it. But that’s as close as Halifax got and Saskatoon sealed the victory with a late empty net goal.
Both Saskatoon and Halifax are 1-1-0 at the tournament.
Portland (0-1-0) plays London (1-0-0) at the tournament on Monday.
Stars prospects at the Memorial Cup