2014 TELUS Cup
Marco Bozzo was a one-man show on the power play for the Toronto Young Nationals on Wednesday night, scoring a hat trick – all on the man advantage – to help Toronto to its second straight win and first place, earning top spot on the 3 Stars of the Day.
Before he tended goal for the Montreal Canadiens, before he won gold with Canada at the World Juniors, before he won a Memorial Cup with the Spokane Chiefs, Dustin Tokarski helped the Prince Albert Mintos hoist the TELUS Cup in 2006.
Before they were NHL defencemen with the Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers, respectively, Eric Gryba and Luke Schenn patrolled the blue-line of the Saskatoon Contacts and won a national championship in Gatineau, Que.
Four years before he was a first-round selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft, Brian Propp was a 16-year-old star forward with Yorkton Parkland, helping his team reach the 1975 Wrigley Cup in Oshawa, Ont.
From set-up men to shutdown defencemen, goal scorers to goaltenders, International Scouting Services has chosen three players from each team on the ice at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw at the 2014 TELUS Cup as Players to Watch.
They spent two weeks away from the rink. They skated. They scrimmaged. They paintballed. They even lip-synched for their own amusement. It was a long 45 days for the Moose Jaw Generals as they prepared to host the TELUS Cup.
Marco Bozzo scored the first hat trick of the 2014 TELUS Cup to pace the offence and Jeremy Pullara added a goal of his own, leading the Young Nationals over the host Generals and helping the Central champions to first place.
Keegan Kjargaard scored for Prince Albert, Gen Bryshun replied for Okanagan – both in the third period – and the Mintos and Rockets skated to yet another tie at the TELUS Cup, the second draw for Prince Albert and third for Okanagan.
Martin-Olivier Cardinal, Samuel Levac and Brandon McCulloch scored two goals apiece, Tyler Hylland had four points and eight skaters recorded at least two as the Grenadiers earned their first TELUS Cup win, routing the Macs.
Moose Jaw held a 3-1 second-period lead, but two highlight-reel plays from Tanner Wishnowski helped Okanagan battle back to draw even, leaving the host Generals and Rockets with just a single point for the second day in a row.
Tyler Longo scored a pair of goals, Max Routledge added two assists and Izzy Benigno turned aside all 22 shots he faced for the shutout as the Young Nationals got into the win column in Moose Jaw, blanking the winless Macs.
Lane Michasiw and Ryan Coughlin were spectacular in goal, Dakota Boutin and Justin Doucet traded power play goals, and the Mintos and Grenadiers skated to an entertaining tie in the Day 2 opener, keeping both teams without a loss.
The host Generals saved the best for last in their TELUS Cup opener, getting goals from Dawson Davidson and Ben Verrall 57 seconds apart midway through the third period to erase a two-goal deficit and earn a tie with the Macs.
Special teams was key for the Grenadiers and Rockets; both teams scored once on the power play and Okanagan added a goal shorthanded as the teams skated to a draw to open their TELUS Cup schedules at Mosaic Place.
Dakota Boutin, Teal Sobkowicz, Lance Yaremchuk and Keegan Kjargaard scored goals, and Connor Ingram made 30 saves, helping the Mintos to the first win at the 2014 TELUS Cup, beating the Young Nationals in the tournament opener.
Which team has won the most National Midget Championships? Which team scored the most goals in a game? How many TELUS Cup alumni have played in the NHL? Get all the answers in the official TELUS Cup Guide & Record Book.
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2014 TELUS Cup: HFX 5 - OKA 4
Apr 24, 2014
Halifax scored four times in the third period to stun Okanagan.
2014 TELUS Cup: HAL 3 - CHA 7
Apr 23, 2014
Eight players had multi-point games to lead Châteauguay to its first win.
2014 TELUS Cup: OKA 1 - PA 1
Apr 23, 2014
Kjargaard and Bryshun traded goals in yet another tie game.
2014 TELUS Cup: TOR 4 - MJ 2
Apr 23, 2014
Marco Bozzo’s hat trick helped the Young Nationals to another win.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 1 - CHA 1
Apr 22, 2014
Goaltending stole the show as the Mintos and Grenadiers tied.
2014 TELUS Cup: MJ 3 - OKA 3
Apr 22, 2014
Another tie for both the Generals and Rockets, this time a 3-3 game.
2014 TELUS Cup: TOR 3 - HFX 0
Apr 22, 2014
Longo a marqué deux fois pour procurer un premier gain aux Young Nationals.
2014 TELUS Cup: CHA 3 - OKA 4
Apr 21, 2014
Special teams was key as the Rockets and Grenadiers skated to a tie.
2014 TELUS Cup: HFX 2 - MJ 2
Apr 21, 2014
The Generals scored twice in the third period to earn the draw.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 4 - TOR 1
Apr 21, 2014
Four different players scored to give the Mintos the first win.
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