Pacific 4 – Atlantic 3 (OT)

RUTKOWSKI GETS OT WINNER AS PACIFIC STAYS UNBEATEN

PORT ALBERNI, BC – Bring on Ontario!

Troy Rutkowski’s goal 1:46 into overtime capped a third-period comeback and earned Pacific a hard-fought 4-3 win over Atlantic in an all-Canadian battle on Thursday night at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. The win sets up a match-up between Ontario and Pacific on Friday night, with first place in Group A on the line.

Brendan Ranford and Alex Theriau scored 93 seconds apart early in the third period to erase a 3-1 Atlantic lead and eventually force the extra period. Brendan Gallagher also scored for Pacific, which will play in Saturday’s semifinals, regardless of the outcome of Friday night’s game.

Brandon Gormley, Sean Couturier and Brandon Hynes – the top three picks in the 2008 QMJHL Entry Draft – scored the goals for Atlantic, which was looking for its second overtime win in as many nights. Hynes and Gormley added assists to go along with their goals.

The Pacific-Ontario battle for first place is set the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Friday night (7 p.m. PST), while Atlantic – which finished with an overtime win and overtime loss in four games – will await the results of Friday’s games to determine when and where they will play on Saturday.


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 16 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Alberni Valley Multiplex Location/Lieu Port Alberni, B.C., Canada
Date Thurs. Jan. 01, 2009 Time/Heure 07:00 PM PT

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 OT Final
PAC 0 1 2 1 4
ATL 0 2 1 0 3

 

Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
None

Penalties/Pénaltés :
00:40 ATL 11 Sean Couturier (Roughing)
00:40 PAC 14 Josh Nicholls (Roughing)
05:09 ATL 7 Stephen Gillard (Tripping)
12:49 ATL 19 Alex Noel (Hooking)
14:45 ATL 22 Logan Shaw (Tripping)
18:11 PAC 22 Ryan Harrison (Tripping)
18:11 PAC 18 Brad Ross (Interference)
18:11 ATL 17 Bradley MacDonald (Roughing)
20:00 ATL 22 Logan Shaw (Roughing)
20:00 PAC 3 Mark Pysyk (Roughing)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
04:24 PAC 15 Brendan Gallagher (6 Alex Petrovic, 2 Troy Rutkowski) PP
07:51 ATL 8 Brandon Gormley (15 Brandon Hynes, 20 Zach O'Brien) PP
10:44 ATL 15 Brandon Hynes (20 Zach O'Brien, 8 Brandon Gormley) PP

Penalties/Pénaltés :
01:12 ATL 3 Garrett Clarke (Roughing)
03:58 ATL 7 Stephen Gillard (Slashing)
05:03 ATL 3 Garrett Clarke (Slashing)
06:36 PAC 11 Max Reinhart (Slashing)
06:36 ATL 2 Nathan Beaulieu (Roughing)
06:36 PAC 11 Max Reinhart (Roughing)
07:30 PAC 2 Troy Rutkowski (Delay of Game)
09:50 PAC 18 Brad Ross (Cross Checking)
10:16 PAC 10 Blake Gal (Slashing)
10:24 PAC 10 Blake Gal (Slashing)
10:24 PAC 17 Nathan MacMaster (Roughing)
16:09 ATL 18 Travis Moore (Slashing)
18:45 PAC 10 Blake Gal (Hooking)
20:00 ATL 11 Sean Couturier (Cross Checking)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
03:40 ATL 11 Sean Couturier (4 Patrick Downe, 6 Kevin Gagne)
04:11 PAC 20 Brendan Ranford (21 Jordan Weal, 12 Brett Connolly)
05:44 PAC 4 Alex Theriau (22 Ryan Harrison, 12 Brett Connolly)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
01:16 PAC 15 Brendan Gallagher (10-Minute Misconduct)
09:46 PAC 18 Brad Ross (Checking to the Head)
13:54 ATL 20 Zach O'Brien (Boarding)

Overtime/Prolongation

Goals/Buts :
01:46 PAC 2 Troy Rutkowski (12 Brett Connolly)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
None

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
PAC 30 Kent Simpson On 1/00:00 Off 4/01:46
ATL 1 Julien Daigle On 1/00:00 Off 4/01:46

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 OT Total
PAC 9 10 15 1 35
ATL 13 13 10 1 37

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre Tom Sweeney
Lines People/Juges de lignes Todd Horword, Andy Fleck