2017 TELUS Cup

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2017 TELUS Cup
Game #7
Preliminary
Final
April 26, 2017 12:00 pm PDT
CN Centre
Prince George, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
2
4
0
1
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
4
19
28
7
13
5
25

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
3 / 11
22
1 / 8
63

Game Story

OIL KINGS RIDE POWER PLAY TO WIN OVER REBELS

JASON LA ROSE

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Tyler Schendel scored a pair of goals, and the Leduc Oil Kings used three power-play markers to earn a 4-1 win over the Mississauga Rebels to open play Wednesday at the 2017 TELUS Cup.

The victory pulls Leduc even with Mississauga at 2-1, and temporarily puts both teams even with the Cape Breton West Islanders atop the standings, although the Islanders will face the host Cariboo Cougars on Wednesday night with a chance to move to 3-0.

Tyler Smithies added a goal and an assist for the Oil Kings, and Jack Sander also scored.

The Rebels kept the puck in the Leduc zone for much of the first period, thanks to eight minutes in penalties by the Pacific Region champions, but Oil Kings goaltender Easton Hesse stood tall with seven saves, keeping Mississauga at bay.

Leduc got its chance on the power play late in the opening frame, and made good; a shot from Kyle Walker hit Rebels netminder Christian Purboo in the mask and dropped to Schendel, who knocked in the 1-0 goal with just 11.2 seconds left in the period.

Smithies doubled the lead at 5:24 of the second, finishing off a pretty pass from Dillon Hamaliuk on a three-on-one break by beating a stretched-out Purboo.

Massimo Petricca finally solved Hesse on a Mississauga power play with less than six minutes to go in the middle stanza, snapping a quick shot that eluded the Leduc puck-stopper under the glove.

But the wheels fell off for the Rebels in the third period; the Central Region champions ended up with 57 minutes in penalties in the final 20 minutes and the Oil Kings made them pay with a pair of man-advantage goals.

Schendel converted on a five-on-three with 6:17 left, chipping a bouncing puck up and over Purboo, and Sander ripped a wrist shot past a helpless Purboo at 16:39 to provide the final margin of victory.

Leduc, which didn’t hit double-digits in shots on goal until the early minutes of the third period, outshot Mississauga 19-5 in the third and ended up with a 28-25 advantage overall.

The Oil Kings go for two wins in a row Thursday in an all-prairie match-up against the Regina Pat Canadians (12 p.m. PT), while the Rebels try to bounce back against Cape Breton West in the midday game (4 p.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Sander
Hit to the Head (2:00)
4:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Sander
Hit to the Head (2:00)
4:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Brendan Morrow
Hooking (2:00)
13:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakin Smallwood
Boarding (2:00)
17:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas McKeown
Boarding (2:00)
17:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Calder Lund
Hooking (2:00)
17:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Colby Wolter
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
18:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Colby Wolter
Tripping (2:00)
18:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Elijah Gonsalves
Hooking (2:00)
19:28
GOAL
Goal: Tyler Schendel (power play)

Assists: Tyler Smithies, Kyle Walker
19:49
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Tyler Smithies

Assists: Dillon Hamaliuk, Dawson Blanchette
5:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Cole Lewis
Cross-Checking (2:00)
7:10
PENALTY
Too Many Players (2:00)
13:48
GOAL
Goal: Massimo Petricca (power play)

Assists: Bair Gendunov, Eric Mergelas
14:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Dillon Hamaliuk
Hit to the Head (2:00)
18:03
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Breydon Berthold
Holding (2:00)
1:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Massimo Petricca
Hooking (2:00)
1:50
PENALTY
Too Many Players (2:00)
6:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Eric Mergelas
Slashing (2:00)
7:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam Mroueh
Hooking (2:00)
11:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Quentin Degano
Hit to the Head (2:00)
13:10
GOAL
Goal: Tyler Schendel (power play)

Assists: Dillon Hamaliuk, Cole Lewis
13:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Calder Lund
Hit to the Head (2:00)
16:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Calder Lund
Hit to the Head (2:00)
16:01
GOAL
Goal: Jack Sander (power play)

Assists: Jakin Smallwood, Gerrik Ripley
16:39
PENALTY
Game Misconduct (Coach) - Misconduct (10:00)
17:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Axel Mierczuk
Hit to the Head (2:00)
17:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Axel Mierczuk
Hit to the Head (2:00)
17:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Sebben
Holding (2:00)
19:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Schendel
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
19:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Benwell
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
19:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Josiah DeGazon
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
19:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Eric Mergelas
Hit to the Head - Major (5:00)
19:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Eric Mergelas
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
19:55

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Easton Hesse PAC 60 25 24 1 0.960
Christian Purboo CEN 60 28 24 4 0.857

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

3 - 6 L @ QuébecQUE
Apr 28, 2017
4 - 1 W vs. WestWST
Apr 30, 2017
4 - 6 L vs. WestWST
Apr 27, 2017
1 - 2 L vs. AtlanticATL
Apr 29, 2017
4 - 1 W @ CentralCEN
Apr 26, 2017
2 - 2 L @ HostHST
Apr 28, 2017
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