Halifax Titans 3 - Winnipeg Thrashers 3
TIE SENDS THRASHERS TO TELUS CUP SEMIFINALS
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Rory Court and Brendyn Illchuk scored goals early in the second period to give theirteam the lead and the Winnipeg Thrashers held off a late charge to earn a 3-3 tie with the Halifax Titans onFriday afternoon.
The single point was enough to move the Thrashers through to Saturday’s semifinals, but the Titans neededa win to play on the weekend, and saw their season come to an end.
Knowing two points was their only option the Titans struck early when Jeremy Butterworth beat TeaganSacher at 7:23 of the first period, but the Thrashers struck right back just 45 seconds later, with CoreyPetrash doing the honours.
The early stages of the second period belonged to Winnipeg – Court and Illchuk gave the Thrashers theirfirst lead, and a little early insurance with goals less than five minutes apart – but the Titans fought backlate in the middle frame, pulling to within one when Adam Brown roofed a shot over the shoulder ofSacher.
Damon MacEachern brought the game back to even midway through the third period, slipping a shot along theice and past Sacher, but the Titans needed two goals, not one, to extend their season.
Knowing it needed a victory, Halifax pulled its goaltender in the final minute but could not get thegame-winner.
Winnipeg will wait for the result of Friday’s preliminary round finale between St. John’s and Lac St-Louisbefore it finds out who it will play, and when, on Saturday.
|Arena||Mile One Centre||City, Country||St. John's, N.L.|
|Month / Day / Year||04/22/2011||Time||01:00 PM NT|
|Halifax Titans (ATL)||1||1||1||3|
|Winnipeg Thrashers (WST)||1||2||0||3|
07:23 ATL 15 Jeremy Butterworth (16 Adam Stevens, 22 Brennan Saulnier)
08:08 WST 15 Corey Petrash (3 Tanner Quinn, 19 Lyrik Friesen)
00:53 WST 12 Rory Court (21 Tyrenn Bauer, 16 Justin Derlago)
05:31 WST 18 Brendyn Illchuk (10 Adam Henry, 14 Morgan Winchar)
17:41 ATL 7 Adam Brown (14 Tyler Mathieu, 12 Patrick MacIsaac)
11:38 ATL 17 Damon MacEachern (20 Jordan Keizer, 14 Tyler Mathieu)
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Lines People||Alex Hillier, Mike Winslow|
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