OLYNEK’S FOUR POINTS LEAD CONTACTS TO SEMIFINAL BERTH
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Kolten Olynek scored three times and added an assist to lead the Saskatoon Contacts to a one-sided 9-1 win over the Valley Wildcats in the preliminary round finale for both at the 2013 TELUS Cup on Friday afternoon.
The win guarantees the Contacts a semifinal spot; they won’t find out where they finish and who they play on Saturday until after Friday’s final game between Laval-Montréal and Sault Ste. Marie.
Terrell Draude scored twice, and Vukie Mpofu added a goal and two assists for Saskatoon (2-1-2), which is among the final four for the second year in a row, after winning the bronze medal at last year’s national championship in Leduc, Alta.
Kobe Kindrachuk, MacArthur Bell and Wyatt Sloboshan scored the other goals for the Contacts. Bell and Sloboshan had a goal and an assist apiece, while Rodney Southam and Jeremy Leclerc chipped in with two helpers each.
Grant Janes scored the lone goal for Valley (0-5), ending Saskatoon goaltender Brock Hamm’s shutout bid on the power play with 1:24 to go.
Friday’s game marked the fourth time in five games the Wildcats allowed at least six goals. They gave up 34 in five games in total.
Knowing a win would guarantee their spot in the semifinals the Contacts wasted no time taking the lead, getting a goal from Olynek just 4:01 in for a 1-0 advantage.
By the end of the first period the Saskatoon lead was 4-0, and was 7-0 by the time the horn sounded to end the first 40 minutes, with Olynek completing his hat trick just past the game’s midway point.
Bell and Sloboshan, on a penalty shot, capped the Saskatoon scoring in the third before Janes’ goal.
Hamm finished with 19 saves in the Contacts’ goal, while Michael Ritcey gave up seven goals on 28 shots for the Wildcats before being replaced by Michael Pettet for the third period; Pettet stopped eight of the 10 shots he faced.
|Game Information/Renseignements sur le match|
|Game #/No. de match||14||Round/Ronde||Preliminary|
||Location/Lieu||Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
|Date||Fri. Apr. 26, 2013
||Time/Heure||1:00 p.m. ET
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période
04:01 WST Kolten Olynek (Rodney Southam, Vukie Mpofu)
12:25 WST Terrell Draude (Wyatt Sloboshan, Cameron Hebig)
15:16 WST Terrell Draude (MacArthur Bell)
16:58 WST Vukie Mpofu (Kolten Olynek)
08:51 ATL Grant Janes (Hooking/Accrocher)
|Second Period/Deuxième période
07:27 WST Kolten Olynek (Jeremy Leclerc, Rodney Southam) PP/AN
10:20 WST Kolten Olynek (Vukie Mpofu)
11:20 WST Kobe Kindrachuk (Kade Kehoe, Jeremy Leclerc) PP/AN
06:50 ATL Eric Chipman (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
10:35 ATL Lukas Kane (Checking to the Head/Mise en échec à la tête)
11:56 ATL Makail Parker (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
17:47 WST MacArthur Bell (Inteference/Obstruction)
|Third Period/Troisième période
10:53 WST MacArthur Bell (Brayden Uhrich,Branden Scheidl)
14:47 WST Wyatt Sloboshan PS/LP
18:36 ATL Grant Janes (Jacob McNutt,John Deacon) PP/AN
03:44 WST Ross Hnidy (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
05:11 WST Joshua Bergen (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
07:39 ATL Patrick Duggan (Interference/Obstruction)
11:00 ATL Eric Chipman (Checking to the Head/Mise en échec à la tête)
12:42 ATL Lukas Kane (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
17:47 WST Ross Hnidy (Interference/Obstruction)
19:04 ATL Eric Chipman (Holding/Retenir)
|Goaltenders/Gardiens de but|
Michael Pettet (in 3rd/00:00)
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||Total|
|Players of the Game/Joueurs du match|