Coupe Allan 2005

The 2005 Allan was played in Lloydminster, AB/SK April 19th through 24th 2005.

THUNDER BAY TAKES ALLAN CUP TITLE

Canadian Press

4/24/2005 - LLOYDMINSTER, Sask. (CP) - The Allan Cup is going to Thunder Bay, Ont., for a record 10th time thanks to a team that didn't have a league to play in this season.

The underdog Thunder Bay Bombers rallied to defeat Les Sentinelles de Montmagny, winning a 4-3 thriller on Derek Levanen's overtime goal, in the Canadian senior hockey final Sunday.

The Allan Cup was last won by a team from the Lakehead in 1989, when the Thunder Bay Twins prevailed. Various Lakehead teams have won the title a total of 10 times now - one more than teams from Winnipeg and Toronto.

Les Sentinelles led 1-0 after one period on a goal by Ray Carrier. They outshot Thunder Bay 14-3 and would have been ahead by more but for the goaltending of Cory McEachran.

In the second, Barry McKinley tied it on a power play, and Vincent Boucher gave the Quebec champions a 2-1 lead, also on a power play.

Benoit Paris staked Montmagny to a 3-1 lead 10 seconds into the third period.

A short-handed Thunder Bay goal by Jeff Adduono at 9:20 set up a compelling finish.

Kevin Hoogsteen beat goalie Patrick Jomphe to tie it 3-3 at 18:36 and force sudden death.

Levanen, on an assist by Hoogsteen, got the winner 2:18 into extra play, sending his teammates into a stick-dropping, glove-tossing celebration in front of a Centennial Civic Arena crowd of 2,022.

The Bombers lost both their preliminary-round games, including a 5-2 decision to Montmagny, but got through the quarter-finals with a 5-0 win over the host Border Kings. They then upset the Horse Lake Thunder, who had ex-NHLers Theo Fleury and Gino Odjick in their lineup, 7-5 in a semifinal game Saturday.

Les Sentinelles had won three in a row before losing the final. They had a 32-26 shots advantage Sunday.

The Bombers, comprised of former pros and university players, played only four games all season. They successfully challenged the Aylmer Blues, the champions of the six-team southern Ontario senior league, for the right to represent Ontario at the annual national tournament. Coach Vern Ray did an impressive job of co-ordinating the effort that resulted in the championship.

It's the first time an Ontario team has won the Allan Cup since the Twins' 1989 triumph.

Standings/Classement
Team GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF
Équipe PJ V D N PTS BP BC DIFF
Pool A
Les Sentinelles de Montmagny 2 2 0 0 4 11 6 .647
Midwest Islanders 2 1 1 0 2 10 15 .400
Thunder Bay Bombers 2 0 2 0 0 5 21 .192
Pool B
Horse Lake Thunder 2 2 0 0 4 16 6 .727
Lloydminster Border Kings 2 1 1 0 2 9 18 .333
Can Am Cobras (Atl) 2 0 2 0 0 2 21 .087

Leading Scorers/Meilleurs marqueurs
Name
Team
PTS GP G A PIM
Joueur
Équipe
PTS PJ B A PEN
Mike Figliomeni
Thunder Bay Bombers
10 5 1 9 16
Theo Fleury
Horse Lake Thunder
8 3 3 5 0
Barry McKinlay
Thunder Bay Bombers
8 5 5 3 10
Gino Odjick
Horse Lake Thunder
7 3 3 4 6
Patrick Gingras
Les Sentinelles de Montmagny
6 4 4 2 2
Jerry Cunningham
Horse Lake Thunder
6 3 4 2 0
Kevin Hoogsteen
Thunder Bay Bombers
6 4 3 3 2
Pascal Bernard
Les Sentinelles de Montmagny
5 4 3 2 0
Pierre-André Thibault
Les Sentinelles de Montmagny
5 4 2 3 2
Travis Cunningham
Horse Lake Thunder
5 3 4 1 0

Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
Name
Team
GP W L T SAV GA GAA SAV% MIN
Joueur
Équipe
PJ V D N ARR BP MOY ARR% MIN
Empty Net
Midwest Islanders
1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 .000 3:40
Lee Wiebe
Horse Lake Thunder
1 0 0 0 17 1 1.98 .944 30:19
Marc LeClerc
Horse Lake Thunder
1 1 0 0 24 2 2.00 .923 60:00
Patrick Jomphe
Les Sentinelles de Montmagny
4 3 1 0 100 9 2.23 .917 242:18
Mark Marshall
Can Am Cobras (Atl)
1 0 0 0 14 2 3.23 .875 37:08
Cory McEachran
Thunder Bay Bombers
5 2 1 0 129 17 3.74 .884 273:91
Jason Clague
Lloydminster Border Kings
3 1 0 0 48 9 3.80 .842 142:63
Stephan Wagner
Midwest Islanders
4 2 0 0 82 16 4.05 .837 237:51
Bryce Wandler
Horse Lake Thunder
2 0 1 0 35 7 4.71 .833 89:68
Scott Sutton
Thunder Bay Bombers
1 0 0 0 10 3 6.08 .769 30:35
Kendric Exner
Lloydminster Border Kings
1 0 0 0 19 4 6.50 .826 37:55
Aaron Tozer
Can Am Cobras (Atl)
3 0 1 0 74 16 6.73 .822 143:95
Empty Net
Lloydminster Border Kings
1 0 0 0 0 1 58.07 .000 1:02
Empty Net
Horse Lake Thunder
1 0 1 0 0 1 109.09 .000
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