Pacific 5 - West 2
PACIFIC USES LATE PUSH TO PICK UP WIN OVER WEST
by Palmer Fritschy
WINNIPEG, Man. – Robert Trzonkowski, Hunter Shinkaruk and Brandon Magee all scored goals in the final 12minutes as Pacific survived against West, earning a 5-2 win on Wednesday night in front of a standing-roomonly crowd at the MTS Iceplex.
The first period was a physical one, with skirmishes around the net and three penalties for both teams.Twoof those penalties, just 28 seconds apart, led to the game’s opening goal off the stick of Pacific captainGriffin Reinhart.
After an early penalty against West in the second period, forward Colton Heffley scored a shorthandedgoalto tie it up at 1-1, the lone goal of the middle frame. Pacific had a chance to take its second lead intothe intermission, but a potential goal was called back due to the whistle being blown before the puck crossedtheline.
Special teams was responsible for the third goal, a 4-on-4 marker by Mike Winther just 49 seconds intothethird period, and the fourth, Brendan Harms’ power play goal that brought West back even at 2-2.
The game remained tied until Trzonkowski’s goal at 8:16, followed shortly by Shinkaruk on the power playand Magee, making it a 5-2 game and rounding out the scoring.
Defenseman Reid Gow was named player of the game for West, while goaltender Mackenzie Skapski wasearnedthe nod for Pacific. Both teams will next play against the Czech Republic, with Pacific facingoff against them on December 30, while West will play them one day later, on December 31.
|Arena||MTS Iceplex||City, Country||Winnipeg, Man.|
|Month / Day / Year||12/29/2010||Time||08:00 PM CT|
13:33 PAC 6 Griffin Reinhart (2 Matt Dumba) PP
05:26 WST 22 Colton Heffley (16 Logan McVeigh) SH
00:49 PAC 22 Mike Winther (6 Griffin Reinhart, 5 Morgan Rielly )
02:49 WST 17 Brendan Harms (16 Logan McVeigh, 5 Damon Severson) PP
08:16 PAC 21 Robert Trzonkowski (2 Matt Dumba, 10 Levi Bews)
10:33 PAC 20 Hunter Shinkaruk (6 Griffin Reinhart, 2 Matt Dumba) PP
12:22 PAC 18 Brandon Magee
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Player of the Game|
|Pacific||30 Mackenzie Skapski|
|West||9 Reid Gow|
|Lines People||Mat Hicks, Bryden Hutlet|
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