PODAIMA SCORES TWICE AS BRONCOS OPEN WITH VICTORY
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Josh Podaima scored twice in the third period to provide a little insurance as the Humboldt Broncos opened the 2003 Royal Bank Cup with a 4-1 victory over the Wellington Dukes on Sunday afternoon.
Podaima made it a 3-1 game with a shorthanded goal just past the 14-minute mark of the final frame and rounded out the scoring with a power play marker 2:37 later as the Broncos joined the Cougars de Lennoxville atop the standings at 1-0 – Humboldt meets the Cougars on Monday night.
Scott Degelman and Brad Erickson also scored for Humboldt, and each added an assist.
Liam Reddox had the lone goal for Wellington (0-1), pulling the Dukes to within one at 2-1 on a power play late in the second period. The loss was only the ninth in 81 games for Wellington, which posted a remarkable 47-1-1 regular season record in the OPJHL.
Humboldt netminder Sean Connors earned Player of the Game honours for the Broncos thanks to a 35-save performance, while Reddox took home the award for the Dukes.
The game marked Wellington’s debut at the National Junior A Championship, while the Broncos were playing their first game at the tournament since losing 5-2 to the Richmond Sockeyes in the national final in 1987 on home ice in Humboldt.
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période
07:05 HUM Scott Degelman (Rick Freese)
13:17 HUM Brad Erickson (Ryan Olynyk)
02:59 HUM Arlen Marshall (Roughing/Rudesse)
03:49 WEL Dean Byvelds (Misconduct/Inconduite)
09:26 WEL Brodie Beard (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
14:20 HUM Jeff Lauze (Charging/Assaut)
18:32 HUM Brad Erickson (Hooking/Accrocher)
|Second Period/Deuxième période
14:47 WEL Liam Reddox (Ron Cordes, Brodie Beard) PP/AN
01:13 WEL Tyler Lyon (Holding/Retenir)
07:01 WEL Derek Smith (Hooking/Accrocher)
07:37 HUM Colin Johnson (Holding/Accrocher)
09:32 HUM Keith Reade (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
09:47 WEL Jordan Freeland (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
10:40 HUM Jeremy Wray (Roughing/Rudesse)
12:52 HUM Sean Connors (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)
15:23 WEL Mark Campbell (Interference/Obstruction)
|Third Period/Troisième période
14:05 HUM Josh Podaima (Scott Degelman, Craig Olynick) SH/DN
16:42 HUM Josh Podaima (Brad Erickson) PP/AN
04:15 WEL Derek Smith (Hooking/Accrocher)
12:48 HUM Matt Brown (High-sticking/Bâton élevé)
16:24 WEL Brodie Beard (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
17:54 HUM Rick Freese (Hooking/Accrocher)
|Goaltenders/Gardiens de but|
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||Total|
|Players of the Game/Joueurs du match
|Linesmen/Juges de lignes
||Wayne Doyle; Andrew MacDonald