Humboldt Broncos (HST) 4 - Woodstock Slammers (EST) 1

JOHNSTON’S TWO POINTS LEAD BRONCOS TO WIN OVER SLAMMERS

HUMBOLDT, Sask. – Andrew Johnston scored once and added an assist to pace the offence as the Humboldt Broncos topped the Woodstock Slammers 4-1 in the opening game for both at the 2012 RBC Cup on Saturday night.

The Broncos became just the second host team in the last five years to start the National Junior A Championship with a win – Dauphin beat Vernon in 2010, while Camrose (2011), Victoria (2009) and Cornwall (2008) all came up short in their openers.

Emrik Guillemette, Josh Roach and Robbie Ciolfi had the other goals for Humboldt (1-0), which has never lost its first game in five trips to the national championship. Matt Hrynkiw made 34 saves in the Broncos goal, including 27 in the final 40 minutes.

Guillemette poked home a loose puck on a first period power play, Roach blasted a shot through traffic early in the second and Johnston stepped into the slot and snapped a shot past Woodstock goaltender Matt Murphy late in the middle frame to give the Broncos a commanding lead after 40 minutes.

Andrew Schriver scored the lone goal for Woodstock (0-1), which is making its first appearance ever at the national championship. Schriver snapped a shot past a screened Hrynkiw on a delayed penalty to end the Humboldt goaltender’s shutout bid 8:26 into the third period.

The Slammers are looking to become just the second team to win the East Region championship and RBC Cup in the same year, joining Halifax in 2002, while the Broncos can become the seventh host team since the start of the five-team format in 1990 to win the national title.

Humboldt goes for a 2-0 start when it faces Penticton in one of the preliminary round’s marquee match-ups on Sunday night (7:30 p.m. MT), while Woodstock will enjoy a day off Sunday before facing the Portage Terriers in Monday’s lone game (7:30 p.m. MT).

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 2 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Elgar Petersen Arena
Location/Lieu Humboldt, Sask.
Date 05/05/2012 Time/Heure 07:30 PM MT
Attendance/Assistance 1764 Game Status/État du match
Final

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Total
HST 1 2 1 4
EST 0 0 1 1

 

Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts :
05:51 HST 13 Emrik Guillemette (26 Andrew Johnston, 2 Kameron Ballas) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénaltés :

04:17 EST 26 Andrew Langan (High Sticking/Bâton élevé)
16:37 HST 16 Adam Antkowiak (High Sticking/Bâton élevé)
16:37 HST 16 Adam Antkowiak (High Sticking/Bâton élevé)
17:59 EST   (Too Many Men/Trop de joueurs)
Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts :
03:54 HST 17 Josh Roach (18 John Lawrence)
17:15 HST 26 Andrew Johnston (15 Ryan Marshall)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
01:51 EST 13 Nick Huard (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
07:42 HST 10 Robbie Ciolfi (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
08:28 EST 16 Robert Visca (Roughing/Rudesse)
12:08 EST 2 Andrew Schriver (Hooking/Accrocher)
16:17 EST 23 Zach Shannon (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
16:17 HST 13 Emrik Guillemette (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
18:47 EST 24 Jake Logan (Cross Checking/Double-échec)
18:47 HST 16 Adam Antkowiak (Cross Checking/Double-échec)
Third Period/Troisième période
Goals/Buts :
04:27 HST 10 Robbie Ciolfi (19 Matt Glowa)
08:26 EST 2 Andrew Schriver (14 Bradley Greene, 7 Connor Tresham)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
None/Aucune

 

Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
HST Matt Hrynkiw
EST Matt Murphy

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
HST 14 16 7 37
EST 7 14 14 35

 

Players of the Game/Joueurs du match
HST Andrew Johnston
EST Andrew Schriver

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre Keith Mackintosh, Devin Piccott
Lines People/Juges de lignes
Derek Craig, Sean Dufour
Scoreboard
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
7:30 PM MT
WST 1 - PAC 3
Preliminary
Thursday, May 10, 2012
3:00 PM MT
EST 4 - CEN 7
Preliminary
7:30 PM MT
WST 3 - HST 5
Preliminary
Saturday, May 12, 2012
2:00 PM MT
EST 4 - HST 3
Semifinal
6:00 PM MT
PAC 3 - CEN 0
Semifinal
Sunday, May 13, 2012
5:30 PM MT
EST 3 - PAC 4
Championship



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