It didn’t take long for the Rams to get going in this game, as they dominated the first period of play, both offensively and defensively. Just four minutes into the opening frame, Carpino (Maple, Ont.) put the Rams on the board to tally his sixth goal of the season. Not long after, Erick DeLaurentis (Markham, Ont.) would record his fourth goal of the season to put the Rams up two goals heading into the first intermission.
Heading back onto the ice for the second, the Rams playing style had seemed to unfortunately hit a slump.
Six minutes into the second frame, U of T freshman forward Hunter Atchison (Victoria, B.C.) would put the Varsity Blues on the board for the first time in the game.
Fortunately, however, the Rams would have a response, as forward Aaron Armstrong (Teeswater, Ont.) would contribute his fifth goal of the season just five minutes later to give a two-goal lead back to the Rams.