THREE-GOAL FIRST PERIOD LEADS SLAMMERS TO FIRST-EVER RBC CUP WIN
HUMBOLDT, Sask. – Robert Visca scored once and added an assist, both in a three-goal first period, as the Woodstock Slammers earned their first-ever win at the RBC Cup with a 4-1 victory over the Portage Terriers on Monday night.
The win evened the Slammers’ record at 1-1 and dropped the Terriers to the same. With all five teams having played twice in the first three days, the Slammers, Terriers and Soo Thunderbirds sit in a three-way tie for second with .500 records.
Andrew Langan, Ben MacSwain and Ryan Purvis had the other goals for Woodstock, which opened up a 4-0 lead early in the third period. Nick Huard added a pair of assists for the East Region champions, who outshot Portage 13-5 in the pivotal first period, and 35-28 overall.
Visca opened the scoring just 55 seconds in and Langan and MacSwain scored just 79 seconds apart late in the first period as the Slammers grabbed an early lead they would not relinquish.
Andrew Wiebe scored the lone marker for Portage, spoiling Matt Murphy’s shutout bid early in the third period. The Terriers were back on the ice just over 24 hours after Wiebe ended one of the longest games in tournament history with his double-overtime winner against the Soo.
Portage failed in its bid to win back-to-back games at the national championship for the first time since winning its lone national title in 1973, spanning three visits.
Woodstock gets right back to action on Tuesday night, taking on the Penticton Vees (7:30 p.m. MT), while Portage will look to get back in the win column Wednesday when it faces the Vees (7:30 p.m. MT).
|Game Information/Renseignements sur le match|
|Game #/No. de match||5||Round/Ronde||Preliminary|
|Arena/Aréna||Elgar Petersen Arena
|Date||05/07/2012||Time/Heure||07:30 PM MT
|Attendance/Assistance||1470||Game Status/État du match
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période
00:55 EST 16 Robert Visca (13 Nick Huard)
14:47 EST 26 Andrew Langan (13 Nick Huard, 16 Robert Visca)
16:06 EST 61 Ben MacSwain (7 Connor Tresham)
08:55 EST 3 Sam Caldwell (Boarding/Donner de la bande)
17:05 WST 16 Brent Wold (Game Misconduct/Extrême inconduite)
17:05 WST 16 Brent Wold (Major - Check fr. Behind/Majeure - Mise en échec par derrière)
|Second Period/Deuxième période
02:57 EST 23 Zach Shannon (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
03:51 WST 18 Brendan Harms (Interference/Obstruction)
10:12 EST 21 Evan Carmody (Inter. on Goaltender/Obstruction sur le gardien)
14:42 WST 18 Brendan Harms (Interference/Obstruction)
18:09 EST 21 Evan Carmody (Roughing After Whistle/Rudesse après le siflet)
|Third Period/Troisième période
00:43 EST 28 Ryan Purvis (15 Tim Campbell)
02:38 WST 29 Andrew Wiebe (18 Brendan Harms, 20 Cody Kostecki)
17:33 EST 18 Philip Fife (Holding/Retenir)
19:04 WST 15 Yvan Pattyn (High Sticking/Bâton élevé)
19:19 EST 24 Jake Logan (Charging/Assaut)
|Goaltenders/Gardiens de but|
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||Total|
|Players of the Game/Joueurs du match|
|Referee/Arbitre||Pierre Lambert, Adam Byblow
|Lines People/Juges de lignes
||Jason Roy, Derek Craig