BRONCOS USE SIX POWER PLAY GOALS TO BEAT ABBIES
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Josh Podaima scored two of Humboldt’s six power play goals as the Broncos earned an 8-5 win over the host Charlottetown Abbies in 2003 Royal Bank Cup preliminary round play on Wednesday night.
Down 3-2 early in the second period, the Broncos rattled off five goals in a span of 10:33, four coming on the power play, to take a commanding lead. Humboldt (2-1) finished 6-for-9 with the man advantage, while the Abbies were 3-for-6.
Podaima added an assist for a three-point night, as did Brad Erickson, the Broncos’ Player of the Game, Colin Johnson, who had a goal and two assists each, and Jeremy Wray, who finished with three helpers. Keith Reade, Kris Kasper, Craig Olynick and Orrin Hergott had the other Humboldt goals.
Clement Arsenault and Troy Ilijow scored two goals each for Charlottetown (1-3), while Rob Chapman also put his named on the scoresheet. Andrew MacMillan and Francis Walker, Player of the Game for the Abbies, had two assists each.
Sean Connors improved his Royal Bank Cup record to 2-0 with 38 saves as the Broncos were outshot 43-37. Cory Roberts allowed seven goals on 31 shots for the Abbies before being replaced by Olivier Danner.
The win moves the Broncos into Saturday’s semifinals, while the Abbies can finish no higher than fifth, meaning they’ll be the first host team to miss out on the semifinals since the St. James Canadians in 1992.
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période
15:46 CAM Brett Robertson (MacGregor Sharp, Owen Langis) PP/AN
06:28 CAM Jared Veuger (Interference/Obstruction)
08:52 HUM Ryan Olynyk (Elbowing/Donner du coude)
12:10 CAM Travis Friedley (Hooking/Accrocher)
15:19 HUM Dwayne Prystupa (High-sticking/Bâton élevé)
|Second Period/Deuxième période
01:07 HUM Kris Kasper SH/DN
03:36 CAM Logan Gorsalitz (Drew Campbell, Aaron MacDonald)
09:05 CAM Jason Fleck (Drew Campbell, Travis Friedley) PP/AN
10:27 CAM Brett Robertson (Owen Langis)
00:57 HUM Jeremy Wray (Interference/Obstruction)
05:37 HUM Arlen Marshall (Holding/Retenir)
07:09 HUM Keith Reade (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
07:09 HUM Jeremy Wray (Elbowing/Donner du coude)
10:58 HUM Shawn Tuck (Checking from Behind/Mise en échec par-derrière)
10:58 HUM Shawn Tuck (Game Misconduct/Extrême inconduite)
16:35 CAM Jared Veuger (High-sticking/Bâton élevé)
18:41 CAM Scott Stewart (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
|Third Period/Troisième période
05:34 HUM Brad Erickson (Arlen Marshall)
12:21 HUM Mark Bradshaw (Arlen Marshall, Josh Podaima)
17:51 CAM Aaron McDonald (Logan Gorsalitz)
01:32 HUM Arlen Marshall (Elbowing/Donner du coude)
06:56 CAM Matt Jacques (Holding/Retenir)
12:43 HUM Brad Erickson (Interference/Obstruction)
|Goaltenders/Gardiens de but|
|HUM||B.J. Sklapsky; Russell Gehlen
|CAM||Mike Brodeur; Jeff Pasemko
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||Total|
|Players of the Game/Joueurs du match
|Linesmen/Juges de lignes
||Clark Aitken; Jeff MacDonald