Jr. Whalers and All-American Prospects play to opening draw.

CANTON – The Boston Jr. Whalers Orange and the All-American Prospects both started and ended their opening game at the 2018 Jr. Chowder Cup on an even level. The two sides played to a 3-3 draw on Thursday morning at the Canton Ice House.

It was a quick flurry of scoring early before the two sides settled into the contest. The Whalers first just 1:31 after the game’s opening face-off, the Prospects all of 11-seconds later and then the Whalers again at 3:33 of the first half for three quick goals that amounted to a 2-1 Whalers lead. A lead that lasted through the remainder of the opening half.

All-American continued the trend as they struck early in the second, a goal by James Tepper evening the game 2-2 at 4:00. A power play goal by Nick Remissiong at 9:18 of the second half gave the Whalers a 3-2 lead they held until late.

With the game’s finish line just over the horizon, Nick Desantis, who had opened All-American’s scoring in the first half, also closed things out for his team. The Miami Ohio commit’s goal at 22:19 of the second half garnered the 3-3 final draw.

Desanits’ two goals also led all scorers in the contest. Teammate Xavier Medina and Whalers goaltending counterpart Hunter Garvey posted the 3-3 draw in their respective net.