Game Summary

Host 2 - Pacific 7
Game 8
May 12, 2004
Grande Prairie, AB

This was without a doubt the most anticipated game of the round robin portion of the tournament. The re-match between the two Doyle Cup Finalists (AJHL Champions vs. BCHL Champions) was the hottest ticket in town as the home town crowd was anxious to avenge a 4-1 series loss to Nanaimo in the Doyle Cup. Nanaimo had their best period of the tournament going two for two on the power-play and carrying a 3-0 lead into the middle frame. Craig Gaudet, Brandon Laidlaw and Tyson Mullock each scored for the Clippers. The second period was scoreless until the half way mark when the Clippers’ Brandon Kushniruk deflected one home on a shot from the point by Ryan Burns to increase their lead to 4-0. The Grande Prairie Storm pulled starting goalie Jonathon Cayer in favour of recently acquired Brett Jaeger. Brandon Kushniruk scored his second goal of the period on a screened shot from the top of the circle with just over a minute left in the period to go ahead 5-0. Nanaimo kept their foot on the gas pedal, and Blair Lefevre scored a power-play goal just 50 seconds into the third. Grande Prairie finally broke the goose egg when Jason Jubb lite the lamp at 4:10. The Storm added a power-play goal of their own when Josh Welters walked in and sniped one high over the shoulder of the Clippers goalie. Nanaimo responded with a short handed goal on a Brett Jaeger miscue to put them up 7-2. Grande Prairie suffers their first loss of the tournament, but will finish in first place with a record of 3-1. Nanaimo won their first game, but it doesn’t guarantee them anything as they play a do or die game vs. Kindersley tomorrow.

Box Score HOT
0
0
2
2
Compte PAC
3
2
2
7

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
Pacific Scoring
1, Gaudet, (1) (Mulock, Lefevre), 06:42 (PP)
1, Laidlaw, (1) (Gaudet), 10:46
1, Mulock, (3) (Sawada, Jordan), 19:55 (PP)

Penalties/Pénalités:
Host Penalties
1 - Clements, 6:17 - Roughing, 2min (PP)
1 - Radke, 18:47 - Slashing, 2min (PP)
Pacific Penalties
1 - Jordan, 0:35 - Tripping, 2min (PP)
1 - Francon, 13:17 - Tripping, 2min (PP)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
Pacific Scoring
2, Kushniruk, (2) (Burns), 06:58
2, Kushniruk, (3) (Olson, Garrison), 18:52

Penalties/Pénalités:
Host Penalties
2 - Clements, 7:11 - Elbowing, 2min (PP)
2 - Clements, 19:41 - Elbowing, 2min (PP)
Pacific Penalties
2 - Laidlaw, 3:39 - Slashing, 2min (PP)
2 - Jordan, 9:58 - Checking from Behind, 2min (PP)
2 - Jordan, 9:58 - Game Misconduct, 10min

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
Host Scoring
3, Jubb, (1) (Erickson), 04:10
3, Welter, (2) (Jubb, Bourbeau), 08:58 (PP)
Pacific Scoring
3, Lefevre, (1) (Olson, Darling), 00:50 (PP)
3, Mugford, (2) (Francon, Burns), 10:15 (SH)

Penalties/Pénalités:
Host Penalties
3 - Sawatzky, 7:55 - Inter. on Goaltender, 2min
3 - Sawatzky, 12:33 - Slashing, 2min (PP)
3 - Sather, 17:09 - Roughing, 2min (PP)
Pacific Penalties
3 - Sawada, 7:55 - Roughing, 2min
3 - Gaudet, 7:55 - Hooking, 2min (PP)
3 - Wilson, 8:21 - Cross Checking, 2min (PP)
3 - Mugford, 12:24 - Cross Checking, 2min (PP)


Goaltenders HOT Cayer (29:58)
Jaeger (30:02)
Gardiennes de but PAC Berube (40:00)
Darling (20:00)

Shots on Goal Team

1 p

2 p

3 p

Final

Shots on Goal HOT

7

7

15

29

Tirs au but PAC

14

12

6

32


Referee/Arbitre Gerard Rajotte
Linesmen/Juges des lignes Miles Spencer,
Cam McMillan

Attendance/Assistance 3156
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