Game Summary
Humboldt Broncos  2 -  Victoria Grizzlies  1
 

SCHROEDER SCORES LATE, EARNS BRONCOS WIN OVER GRIZZLIES

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Humboldt Broncos continue to roll at the RBC Cup.

2009 RBC Cup Photo Gallery

Post-game audio: WST Dean Brockman | HST Geoff Courtnall

Scott Schroeder scored shorthanded with 1.1 seconds remaining on the clock as the Broncos, who won the national title 12 months ago in Cornwall, Ont., scored an unlikely 2-1 win over the Victoria Grizzlies on Saturday night in the 2009 tournament’s opening game.

With Victoria enjoying a late man advantage, Schroeder took advantage of a miscue in the neutral zone, picked up a loose puck and slid it around Grizzlies netminder Anthony Grieco for the game-winner.

The Broncos trailed the tournament hosts 1-0 entering the third period before fashioning a comeback.

Spencer Braaten got Humboldt on the board just 1:48 into the final frame, poking home a loose puck after a shot from the neutral zone hit the glass behind the Victoria net and ricocheted off the leg of Grieco, tying the game and setting up Schroeder’s heroics.

Captain Brian Nugent had the only goal for the Grizzlies, opening the scoring late in the second period on a long 5-on-3. He took the puck at the face-off dot and rifled a shot over the shoulder of Humboldt goaltender Mathieu LaRochelle for a 1-0 lead.

The Broncos will enjoy an off day on Sunday, while the Grizzlies face the Kingston Voyageurs in the late game (7 p.m. PT).

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Bear Mountain Arena City, Country Victoria, B.C., Canada
Month / Day / Year 05/02/2009 Time (local) 07:00 PM PT
Attendance 1850 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Humboldt Broncos (WST) 0 0 2 2
Victoria Grizzlies (HST) 0 1 0 1
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   04:35 WST 6 Mitchell Peeke (Interference)
   12:29 HST 7 Jeff Forsythe (Kneeing)
   13:31 HST 20 Wade Epp (Hooking)
   17:19 HST 21 Dustin Mowrey (Charging)
   17:58 WST 9 Leo Lacourciere (Hooking)

Second Period
Goals:
   15:07 HST 15 Brian Nugent (77 Lee Baldwin, 98 Evan Pighin) PP

Penalties:
   00:50 WST 9 Leo Lacourciere (Roughing)
   05:14 HST 14 Justin Courtnall (Checking to the Head)
   05:14 HST 14 Justin Courtnall (10-Minute Misconduct)
   05:58 WST 7 Scott Schroeder (Tripping)
   13:31 WST 15 Kyle Cowan (Hooking)
   13:31 WST 7 Scott Schroeder (Roughing After Whistle)
   19:00 HST 77 Lee Baldwin (Tripping)

Third Period
Goals:
   01:48 WST 19 Spencer Braaten (12 Nick Keller)
   19:59 WST 7 Scott Schroeder SH

Penalties:
   04:05 HST 27 Teal Burns (Hooking)
   05:17 HST 21 Dustin Mowrey (Bench - Coach)
   06:01 WST 10 Steven Schroeder (Tripping)
   16:59 HST 15 Brian Nugent (Kneeing)
   19:29 WST 27 Nick Kalnicki (Tripping)


Goaltenders
Humboldt Broncos
31 Mathieu Larochelle On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Victoria Grizzlies
31 Anthony Grieco On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Humboldt Broncos 12 12 11 35
Victoria Grizzlies 11 14 9 34

Player of Game
Humboldt Broncos 7 Scott Schroeder
Victoria Grizzlies 31 Anthony Grieco
Officials
Referee Nathan Weiler
Lines People Nathan Van Oosten, Trent Knorr
Goal Judge Ryan Dawson, Brandon Leafkey