Game Summary
Leduc Oil Kings 5 - Saskatoon Contacts 7
 

CONTACTS INTO SEMIFINALS AFTER WILD WIN OVER OIL KINGS

LEDUC, Alta. – Kolten Olynek scored twice in a five-goal third period and Dawson Leedahl netted the first two of Saskatoon’s four power play goals as the Contacts clinched a spot in Saturday’s semifinals at the 2012 TELUS Cup with a 7-5 win over the Leduc Oil Kings on Thursday night.

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The Contacts’ victory rounds out the weekend combatants – Saskatoon will join Collège Esther-Blondin, Leduc and Red Deer as the final four, more than seven months after 148 teams started the road to the TELUS Cup.

Rourke Chartier, Reid Gardiner and Austin Calladine had the other goals for Saskatoon (2-1-1), which erased deficits of 1-0 and 4-2 and scored five times in a span of 16:17 in the final frame to escape with a victory.

Down 4-2 after Cole MacDonald scored for Leduc just 1:44 into the third period, the Contacts’ special teams took over – Olynek scored his first on a power play to get Saskatoon within one, Chartier tied the game shorthanded and Gardiner converted on another man advantage to give the Contacts their first lead since 2-1.

Hayden Dawes’ second goal of the game tied it for Leduc (2-2) with 4:32 to go, but Calladine scored the winner with 1:24 left and Olynek capped a crazy third period – the teams combined for seven goals in the final 20 minutes – with an empty-netter in the final seconds to ice the win.

Doug Morris and Robert Cain also scored for the Oil Kings, who dropped their second in a row after opening the tournament with back-to-back victories.

With semifinal seeding still up for grabs, the Contacts wrap up the preliminary round against Moncton on Friday afternoon (1 p.m. MT), while Leduc closes against the unbeaten Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin in the round robin finale (4:30 p.m. MT).

 

Game Information
Game Number 12 Round Preliminary
Arena Leduc Recreation Centre City, Country Leduc, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 04/26/2012 Time 07:30 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Leduc Oil Kings (HST) 1 2 2 5
Saskatoon Contacts (WST) 0 2 5 7

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   10:22 HST 20 Hayden Dawes (21 Kord Pankewicz, 8 Doug Morris)

Penalties:
   03:10 HST 16 Preston Eshenko (Holding)
   06:10 WST 20 Carter Coben (Checking to the Head)
   06:10 WST 20 Carter Coben (Checking to the Head)
   13:16 WST 11 Carson Stadnyk (Inter. on Goaltender)
   19:24 HST 12 Brayden Harris (Checking to the Head)

Second Period
Goals:
   06:36 WST 15 Dawson Leedahl  PP
   10:36 WST 15 Dawson Leedahl (28 Rourke Chartier) PP
   16:48 HST 8 Doug Morris (10 Robert Cain, 19 Jacob Williamson)
   18:35 HST 10 Robert Cain (19 Jacob Williamson, 6 Jarrett Brown)

Penalties:
   04:37 HST 4 Macklin Pichonsky (Holding)
   10:09 HST 7 Cole MacDonald (Cross Checking)
   11:40 WST 11 Carson Stadnyk (Slashing)
   11:40 HST 4 Macklin Pichonsky (Hooking)
   13:57 HST 5 Brandon Hickey (Holding)

Third Period
Goals:
   01:44 HST 7 Cole MacDonald (21 Kord Pankewicz, 20 Hayden Dawes)
   03:27 WST 22 Kolten Olynek (28 Rourke Chartier) PP
   11:42 WST 28 Rourke Chartier (17 Austin Glover) SH
   13:25 WST 23 Reid Gardiner (8 Colby Harmsworth, 11 Carson Stadnyk) PP
   15:28 HST 20 Hayden Dawes (4 Macklin Pichonsky, 2 Brennan Hunker)
   18:36 WST 19 Austin Calladine (24 Jeremy Leclerc, 11 Carson Stadnyk)
   19:44 WST 22 Kolten Olynek (15 Dawson Leedahl)

Penalties:
   03:07 HST 5 Brandon Hickey (Charging)
   09:49 WST 10 Rodney Southam (Checking to the Head)
   12:14 HST 2 Brennan Hunker (Interference)
   19:59 HST 20 Hayden Dawes (Charging)


Goaltenders
Leduc Oil Kings
31 Brett Zarowny On 1/00:00 Off 3/19:00
31 Brett Zarowny On 3/19:44 Off 3/20:00
Saskatoon Contacts
1 Mack Shields On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Leduc Oil Kings 14 7 6 27
Saskatoon Contacts 9 18 16 43

Player of the Game
Saskatoon Contacts 28 Rourke Chartier
Leduc Oil Kings 8 Doug Morris
Officials
Referee Geoff Da Silva
Lines People Ethan Cronkhite, Deion Foster
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