2013 RBC Cup

Surrey Eagles 5 - Summerside Western Capitals 4 (OT)


SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Brett Mulcahy scored the game-winner 8:43 into overtime to help the Surrey Eagles erase a two-goal deficit in the final 14 minutes and beat the Summerside Western Capitals 5-4 Monday night at the 2013 RBC Cup.

It was the first meeting between the teams since the Western Capitals beat Surrey 4-3 in the championship game of the 1997 Royal Bank Cup in Summerside. The teams also went to overtime in their preliminary round match-up 16 years ago; the Eagles won that one too, 3-2.

Adam Tambellini scored twice for Surrey (2-0), while Trevor Cameron and Devon Toews added one goal each as the Eagles joined the Brooks Bandits as the only undefeated teams left at Canada’s National Junior A Championship.

Tambellini added two assists for a four-point night, while Toews and Michael Stenerson had two helpers apiece. Cameron also had multiple points, finishing with a goal and an assist.

Christopher Caissy had two goals to lead the offence for Summerside (1-1), which also got goals from JP Harvey and Mitchell Maynard. The Western Capitals played overtime for the fifth time in four appearances at the RBC Cup; they dropped to 3-2 with the loss.

Three Summerside skaters contributed three points each to the offensive effort – Caissy had two goals and an assist, Harvey finished with a goal and two helpers and Danny Chiasson chipped in with three assists.

The Western Capitals were the first to hit the scoreboard when Caissy danced around a Surrey defenceman and slipped the puck through Eagles netminder Michael Santaguida, but Tambellini pulled the West Region champions even just less than seven minutes later on a power play.

Harvey restored the Summerside lead at 7:51 of the second period, tipping in a Caissy point shot with the man advantage, but Cameron went up and over the glove of Kevin Bailie 1:56 later to make it 2-2.

The tie would be short lived, however, as Maynard converted on a Western Capitals power play at 12:55, and Caissy’s second of the game gave the host side the first two-goal lead at 4-2 heading to the intermission.

The Eagles controlled play in the third period, outshooting Summerside 10-4, and Toews got the comeback started at 6:45, snapping a shot over Bailie’s blocker, before Tambellini batted the puck out of mid-air and past the Western Capitals’ netminder with 4:25 left.

Both teams came out firing in overtime, combining for 16 shots in almost nine minutes, before Mulcahy wired a shot just underneath the crossbar, spoiling the party for the pro-Summerside crowd of 2,303 at CUP.

Special teams were key for both teams – Surrey finished 2-for-3 with the man advantage, while Summerside scored twice in four opportunities.

Santaguida got the win in the Eagles’ net, making 33 saves. His Western Capitals counterpart, Bailie, was terrific in a losing cause, stopping 42 of 47 shots.

Summerside looks to bounce back Tuesday night in another tough match-up, facing Brooks (7:30 p.m. AT), while Surrey won’t see the ice again until Wednesday afternoon, when it takes on the Minnesota Wilderness (3 p.m. AT).

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 5
Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna CUP Location/Lieu Summerside, P.E.I.
Date Mon. May 13, 2013
Time/Heure 7:30 p.m. AT


Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 OT/P Total
WST1 1 1 2 1 5
HST 1 3 0 0 4


Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts :
08:24 HST Christopher Caissy (Danny Chiasson) 
15:19 WST1 Adam Tambellini (Michael Stenerson, Devon Toews) PP/AN      

14:45 HST Danny Chiasson (Hooking/Accrocher)            
18:37 WST1 William Clark (Interference/Obstruction)
Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts :
07:51 HST JP Harvey (Christopher Caissy, Danny Chiasson) PP/AN
09:47 WST1 Trevor Cameron (Adam Tambellini)
12:55 HST Mitchell Maynard (Justin Rasmussen, JP Harvey) PP/AN
17:35 HST Christopher Caissy (Danny Chiasson, JP Harvey)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
05:43 WST1 Adam Tambellini (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
07:27 WST1 Nicolas Pierog (Hooking/Accrocher)
11:26 WST1 Devon Toews (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
18:30 WST1 Colton Mackie (Unsportsmanlike Conduct/Conduite antisportive)
18:30 WST1 Colton Mackie (Misconduct/Inconduite)
18:30 HST Alex Gallant (Unsportsmanlike Conduct/Conduite antisportive)
Third Period/Troisième période
Goals/Buts :
06:45 WST1 Devon Toews (Adam Tambellini, Michael Stenerson) PP/AN
15:35 WST1 Adam Tambellini (Trevor Cameron, Devon Toews)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
02:11 HST Jason Seed (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
06:03 HST Colton Parsons (High-sticking/Bâton élevé)
Goals/Buts :
08:43 WST1 Brett Mulcahy

Penalties/Pénaltés :


Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
WST1 Michael Santaguida
HST Kevin Bailie


Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 OT/P Total
WST1 15 14 10 8 47
HST 7 18 4 8 37


Players of the Game/Joueurs du match
WST1 Adam Tambellini
HST Christopher Caissy
Thursday, May 16, 2013
3:00 p.m. AT WST2 5 - WST1 2
7:30 p.m. AT EST 4 - HST 2
Friday, May 17, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
2:00 p.m. AT CEN 4 - WST2 5 (OT)
6:00 p.m. AT HST 3- WST1 2 (OT)
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. AT HST 1 - WST2 3

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2013 RBC Cup: CEN 4 - WST2 5 (OT)
2013 RBC Cup: WST2 5 - WST1 2
2013 RBC Cup: CEN 0 - WST1 5
2013 RBC Cup: HST 3 - WST2 1
2013 RBC Cup: CEN 5 - EST 3
2013 RBC Cup: WST1 5 - HST 4 (OT)
2013 RBC Cup: WST1 7 - EST 0
2013 RBC Cup: CEN 3 - WST2 6
2013 RBC Cup: WST2 7 - EST 1
2013 RBC Cup: HST 5 - CEN 1