Portage Terriers 3 - Wellington Dukes 6
DUKES BEAT TERRIERS FOR FIRST WIN, KEEP SEMIFINAL HOPES ALIVE
CAMROSE, Alta. – The top line of Joe Zarbo, Sean Rudy and Steve Evans combined for nine points as the Wellington Dukes earned their first win of the 2011 RBC Cup with a 6-3 victory over the Portage Terriers on Thursday afternoon.
The win keeps Wellington’s semifinal hopes alive – a victory by Pembroke over Vernon in Thursday’s late game puts the Dukes into the final four, while a Vernon victory leaves three teams at 1-3 and means a tie-breaking formula would be required.
Zarbo and Evans scored twice and added an assist each, Darcy Murphy and Brian Bunnett had goals and Rudy finished with three assists to give Wellington (1-3) the win despite being outshot 40-25. Jordan Ruby had his best game in the Dukes’ goal, making 37 saves.
Tyler Moore, Cory More and Yvan Pattyn scored the goals for Portage (1-3), which lost its third in a row after opening the tournament with a win last Sunday. The goals from More and Pattyn in the final 15 minutes could be important for the Terriers if Vernon beats Pembroke and math comes into the equation.
|Arena||Edgeworth Centre||City, Country||Camrose, Alta.|
|Month / Day / Year||05/05/2011||Time||03:30 PM MT|
|Portage Terriers (WST)||0||1||2||3|
|Wellington Dukes (CEN)||2||3||1||6|
04:11 CEN 19 Joe Zarbo (11 Sean Rudy, 16 Steve Evans)
06:26 CEN 16 Steve Evans (6 Elliott Richardson) PP
02:02 CEN 16 Steve Evans (11 Sean Rudy, 19 Joe Zarbo)
04:48 WST 9 Tyler Moore (18 Brendan Harms, 16 Brent Wold) PP
11:43 CEN 15 Darcy Murphy (12 Darcy Greenaway, 18 Brian Bunnett) PP
12:22 CEN 18 Brian Bunnett (15 Darcy Murphy, 12 Darcy Greenaway) PP
00:59 CEN 19 Joe Zarbo (11 Sean Rudy)
05:24 WST 24 Cory More (8 Kenton Valliant, 20 Cody Kostecki)
11:19 WST 5 Yvan Pattyn (9 Tyler Moore, 18 Brendan Harms)
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Player of the Game|
|Wellington Dukes||19 Joe Zarbo|
|Portage Terriers||15 Stephane Pattyn|
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