Game Summary
Cornwall Colts  6 -  Pictou County Weeks Crushers  1
 

BIG FIRST PERIOD LEADS COLTS TO VICTORY OVER CRUSHERS

It looks as if the Cornwall Colts are semi-final bound at the 2008 RBC Cup.

Joey Derochie, David Chubb and Darcy Findlay scored in the first period as the Colts scored a 6-1 win over the Weeks Crushers on Tuesday night, all but assuring the tournament hosts a spot in Saturday’s semi-finals.

A win by Humboldt over Oakville on Wednesday afternoon (2:00 p.m. ET), or a Colts win over Camrose on Wednesday night (7:00 p.m. ET), locks up a final four berth for Cornwall.

Needing a quick start against a team coming off their first win of the National Junior A Championship one night earlier, Derochie took a short pass from Damian Cross on a mini two-on-one, walked in and found space over the blocker of Weeks goaltender Alexandre Quessy just 1:47 after the opening face-off.

The Colts held a 12-9 advantage in shots on goal over the Crushers in the opening 20 minutes and ran their lead to 2-0 at the 15:27 mark when Chubb, after fanning on his first attempt from the slot, batted the puck past Quessy.

Findlay rounded out the Colts’ best period of the tournament by collecting in a rebound and sliding the puck past Quessy on the backhand just 1:16 after Chubb’s goal.

The Crushers had the lone goal of the second period – Scott MacManaman snapped a shot over the glove of Cornwall netminder Justin Roethlingshoefer – despite the fact that the Colts had a 9-5 advantage in shots on goal in the middle frame.

The third period did nothing but cement the Colts’ dominance of the East Region champions, as Cornwall scored three times – Alain Joanette and Matt Pinder scored powerplay goals and Chubb had his second of the game – to complete the rout.

Roethlingshoefer – who made 25 saves – and Quessy – who was pulled in favour of Max Pelzner just moments before Pinder’s goal rounded out the scoring – were named players of the game.

The Crushers have Wednesday off before returning to the ice at the Cornwall Civic Complex on Thursday afternoon, when they face the Humboldt Broncos at 2:00 p.m. ET.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Ed Lumley Arena City, Country Cornwall, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 05/06/2008 Time (local) 07:00 PM ET
Attendance 1839 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Cornwall Colts (HST) 3 0 3 6
Pictou County Weeks Crushers (EST) 0 1 0 1
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   01:47 HST 10 Joey Derochie (9 Damian Cross, 20 David Chubb (AP))
   15:27 HST 20 David Chubb (AP) (2 Mark Williams, 19 Sy Nutkevitch)
   16:43 HST 17 Darcy Findlay (9 Damian Cross, 10 Joey Derochie)

Penalties:
   09:52 HST Team (Too Many Men)
   13:23 EST 12 Ryan Stoddard (Slashing)
   17:41 HST 24 Kale Perry (Holding)
   20:00 EST 17 Geoff Hum (Boarding)

Second Period
Goals:
   09:21 EST 10 Scott MacManaman (17 Geoff Hum, 19 Andrew Paquet)

Penalties:
   01:48 HST 20 David Chubb (AP) (Tripping)
   05:48 HST 18 Matt Pinder (Hooking)
   14:11 HST 4 James Craig (Roughing After Whistle)
   18:30 HST 11 Jean-Phillipe Beaulieu (Hooking)

Third Period
Goals:
   03:27 HST 14 Alain Joanette (12 Patrick Sitko, 2 Mark Williams) PP
   08:18 HST 20 David Chubb (AP) (17 Darcy Findlay)
   11:09 HST 18 Matt Pinder (14 Alain Joanette, 25 Michael Blundon) PP

Penalties:
   02:06 EST 17 Geoff Hum (Interference)
   05:18 HST Team (Too Many Men)
   06:05 HST 12 Patrick Sitko (Tripping)
   08:18 EST 19 Andrew Paquet (Tripping)
   10:24 EST 3 Patrick Leblanc (Roughing After Whistle)
   11:49 HST 8 Derek Villeneuve (High Sticking)
   17:23 EST 21 Shawn O'Donnell (10-Minute Misconduct)
   17:23 EST 16 Tyler Noseworthy (Roughing)
   17:23 HST 24 Kale Perry (Roughing)
   17:23 HST 24 Kale Perry (Roughing)
   17:23 HST 8 Derek Villeneuve (Roughing)
   19:49 EST 18 Geoff MacNaughton (Game Misconduct)
   19:49 EST 18 Geoff MacNaughton (Major - Roughing)


Goaltenders
Cornwall Colts
35 Justin Roethlingshoefer On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Pictou County Weeks Crushers
1 Alexandre Quessy On 1/00:00   Off 3/10:24
31 Max Pelzner On 3/10:25   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Cornwall Colts 12 9 15 36
Pictou County Weeks Crushers 9 5 12 26

Player of Game
Cornwall Colts 35 Justin Roethlingshoefer
Pictou County Weeks Crushers 1 Alexandre Quessy
Officials
Referee Dave Ross
Lines People Ryan Gregory, Jon Dilworth
Goal Judge Brad Crawford, Jon MacIssac