JOHNSTON THE OVERTIME HERO AS BRONCOS TOP VEES
HUMBOLDT, Sask. – Andrew Johnston scored at 4:57 of overtime, in the dying seconds of a power play, as the Humboldt Broncos handed the Penticton Vees a 3-2 defeat on Sunday night at the 2012 RBC Cup.
Johnston’s goal, which came with three seconds left in a five-minute checking from behind major handed to Penticton defenceman Kyle Beaulieu as regulation time expired, means the Broncos sit alone atop the standings after two days with an unblemished 2-0 record.
The Vees, meanwhile, dropped to 0-2; it’s the first time all season Penticton, which lost 2-1 to the Soo Thunderbirds in Saturday’s tournament opener, has been on the losing end in back-to-back games.
Matt Glowa and John Lawrence had the goals in the regulation time for Humboldt, which has started 2-0 for just the second time in five trips to the National Junior A Championship – it also won its first two games at the 1987 tournament, which the Broncos hosted.
Glowa had an eventful first 28 seconds – he opened the scoring just seven seconds after the opening face-off, poking a loose puck past Penticton netminder Michael Garteig, and received a checking from behind penalty and game misconduct just 21 ticks later.
Wade Murphy scored both goals for the Vees, which had not lost two in a row since dropping Games 2 and 3 of their Interior Conference semifinal to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks during last year’s BCHL playoffs.
Garteig finished with 40 saves, including a couple of huge stops in overtime before Johnston’s winner, while his counterpart in the Humboldt goal, Matt Hrynkiw, kept Penticton’s high-powered offence in check with 29 saves.
Both teams will enjoy an off day before returning to the Elgar Petersen Arena ice on Tuesday – Humboldt goes for a 3-0 start when it faces the Soo Thunderbirds in the matinee (3 p.m. MT), while Penticton takes on the Woodstock Slammers in the evening game (7:30 p.m. MT).
|Game Information/Renseignements sur le match|
|Game #/No. de match||4||Round/Ronde||Preliminary|
|Arena/Aréna||Elgar Petersen Arena
|Date||05/06/2012||Time/Heure||07:30 PM MT
|Attendance/Assistance||1825||Game Status/État du match
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période
00:07 HST 19 Matt Glowa (18 John Lawrence)
19:09 PAC 12 Wade Murphy (28 Kyle Beaulieu, 6 Zach Urban)
00:28 HST 19 Matt Glowa (Game Misconduct/Extrême inconduite)
00:28 HST 19 Matt Glowa (Checking from Behind/Mise en échec par-derrière)
04:12 HST 27 Andrew Herle (Hooking/Accrocher)
07:38 PAC 71 Bryce Gervais (High Sticking/Bâton élevé)
08:55 HST 17 Josh Roach (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
15:08 HST 16 Adam Antkowiak (Hooking/Accrocher)
|Second Period/Deuxième période
13:14 HST 18 John Lawrence (10 Robbie Ciolfi, 14 Taylor Johnson)
02:25 PAC 91 Steven Fogarty (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
06:18 PAC 12 Wade Murphy (Interference/Obstruction)
07:27 HST 21 Mathew Backhouse (Kneeing/Donner du genou)
09:20 PAC (Too Many Men/Trop de joueurs)
15:27 PAC 6 Zach Urban (Boarding/Donner de la bande)
17:19 PAC 28 Kyle Beaulieu (Roughing/Rudesse)
17:19 HST 13 Emrik Guillemette (Roughing/Rudesse)
|Third Period/Troisième période
15:04 PAC 12 Wade Murphy (22 Mario Lucia, 26 Travis St. Denis)
11:31 PAC 71 Bryce Gervais (Hooking/Accrocher)
20:00 PAC 28 Kyle Beaulieu (Game Misconduct/Extême inconduite)
20:00 PAC 28 Kyle Beaulieu (Major - Check fr. Behind/Majeure - Mise en échec par derrière)
04:57 HST 26 Andrew Johnston (13 Emrik Guillemette) PP/AN
|Goaltenders/Gardiens de but|
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||OT1||Total|
|Players of the Game/Joueurs du match|
|Referee/Arbitre||Jeff Ingram, Devin Piccott
|Lines People/Juges de lignes
||Sean Dufour, Ryan Lundquist