Valley Wildcats 1 - Rousseau Royal de Laval-Montréal 7

CAROZZA’S HAT TRICK LEADS ROUSSEAU ROYAL TO SECOND STRAIGHT BIG WIN

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Massimo Carozza scored three times and added an assist to pace the offence in the Rousseau Royal de Laval-Montréal’s 7-1 win over the Valley Wildcats at the 2013 TELUS Cup on Wednesday afternoon.

It’s the second straight day the Rousseau Royal has converted a touchdown – it beat the Saskatoon Contacts 7-0 on Tuesday. Laval-Montréal (2-1) is the second team in the last 10 years to score at least seven goals in back-to-back games at the national championship; Saskatoon had 9-1 and 7-5 wins last year.

Julien Gauthier, James Phelan, Kevin Domingue and Julien Nantel had the other goals for the Quebec champions, who scored the game’s final seven goals.

Gauthier, Domingue and Nantel finished with a goal and an assist each.

Eli Hughes scored the lone goal for Valley (0-3), getting the Wildcats on the board first just 2:49 in.

Despite the one-sided loss, the Wildcats actually held a slight advantage in shots on goal, 28-25.

After Hughes’ goal, it took Laval-Montréal just seven minutes to pull even on Carozza’s first of the game on the power play, and Gauthier’s goal with 65 seconds left in the opening frame gave the Rousseau Royal the lead heading to the intermission.

The second period was all Laval-Montréal – they scored four goals on six shots to take a commanding advantage to the final 20 minutes, where Carozza finished his hat trick early in the period.

Alexandre Duckett picked up his second win in as many days. The Rousseau Royal netminder has allowed just one goal in his past 120 minutes of work.

Justin Ritcey and Michael Pettet shared the goaltending duties for Valley; Ritcey allowed the first three goals before being replaced by Pettet, who gave up three of his own, early in the second period. Ritcey returned to the net for the third, surrendering Carozza’s hat trick goal.

Laval-Montréal looks to keep its offence rolling when it takes on Ottawa on Thursday afternoon (4 p.m. ET), while the Wildcats will make a fourth attempt at their first win when they face Red Deer (noon ET).

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 7 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Essar Centre
Location/Lieu Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Date Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
Time/Heure 12:00 p.m. ET

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Total
ATL
1 0 0 1
QUE
2 4 1 7

 

Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts :
02:49 ATL Eli Hughes (Brett Tidman, Makail Parker)
09:51 QUE Massimo Carozza (Jason Bell, Gabriel Labbé) PP/AN
18:55 QUE Julien Gauthier (Massimo Carozza, Marc-Antoine Germain)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
09:00 ATL Duncan McKie (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
10:58 QUE Julien Nantel (Hooking/Accrocher)
13:18 ATL Jacob McNutt (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
18:23 QUE Joël Giguère (Holding/Retenir)
18:23 ATL John Deacon (Holding/Retenir)
Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts :
05:18 QUE Massimo Carozza (Julien Gauthier, Sacha Guay)
05:38 QUE James Phelan (Gaël-Mukéba Lubwele, Jonathan Ouellet)
11:52 QUE Kevin Domingue (Julien Nantel)
13:27 QUE Julien Nantel (Kevin Domingue, Jason Bell) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénaltés :
06:48 ATL Rory Graham (Interference/Obstruction)
13:12 ATL Steven Brooker (Holding/Retenir)
13:38 QUE Jean-Christophe Bergeron (Hooking/Accrocher)
Third Period/Troisième période
Goals/Buts :
01:32 QUE Massimo Carozza (Joël Giguère)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
04:41 QUE Sacha Guay (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
09:38 ATL Patrick Duggan (Check to the Head/Mise en échec à la tête)
11:02 QUE Gabriel Moreau (Check to the Head/Mise en échec à la tête) 
11:02 QUE Gabriel Moreau (Check to the Head/Mise en échec à la tête) 

 

Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
ATL Justin Ritcey
Michael Pettet (in 2nd/05:19)
Justin Ritcey (in 3rd/00:00)
QUE Alexandre Duckett

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
ATL 9 13 6 28
QUE 13 6 6 25

 

Players of the Game/Joueurs du match
ATL Makail Parker
QUE Massimo Carozza
Scoreboard
Friday, April 26, 2013
09:30 a.m. ET
PAC 2 – CEN 2
Preliminary
1:00 p.m. ET
ATL 1 – WST 9
Preliminary
4:30 p.m. ET QUE 9 – HST 2
Preliminary
Saturday, April 27, 2013
2:00 p.m. ET
WST 1 - PAC 5
Semifinal
6:00 p.m. ET
QUE 1 - CEN 4
Semifinal
Sunday, April 28, 2013
11:00 a.m. ET
WST 2 - QUE 3
Bronze
3:00 p.m. ET
CEN 0 - PAC 5
Gold



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