2018 RBC Cup

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2018 RBC Cup
Game #6
Preliminary
Final (SO)
May 15, 2018 2:00 pm PDT
Prospera Centre
Chilliwack, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
SO
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
SO
F
1
1
0
0
0
2
2
0
0
0
1
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
7
11
4
4
26
13
14
11
0
38

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 2
8
1 / 3
6

Game Story

DORSEY SCORES IN SHOOTOUT, WILD CLINCH SEMIFINAL SPOT

JASON LA ROSE

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Matt Dorsey got the winner in Round 5 of the shootout to give the Wenatchee Wild a 3-2 extra-time victory over the Ottawa Jr. Senators on Tuesday afternoon at the 2018 RBC Cup, helping the Pacific Region champions stay unbeaten and earn a spot in the semifinals.

It was just the second shootout in the history of Canada’s National Junior A Championship – the West Kelowna Warriors edged the Trenton Golden Hawks 4-3 at the 2016 tournament in Lloydminster, Alta.

After the first six shooters came up empty, Cooper Zech converted the fourth attempt for the Wild before Gabriel Morin answered right back for the Jr. Senators with the game on the line.

Dorsey was next for Wenatchee, and he beat Ottawa goaltender Connor Hicks through the five-hole to restore the advantage. Finn Evans was stopped by Wild netminder Austin Park on the last chance for the East Region titlists, giving Wenatchee the win.

The Jr. Senators opened the scoring on the power play midway through the first period when a shot from Michael Thomas hit a stick in front and eluded Park, but Dorsey parked himself on the door step and tucked the 1-1 goal past Hicks on a Wenatchee man advantage just five minutes later.

Jasper Weatherby put the Wild ahead in the final minute of the opening frame, whipping a feed from August Von Ungern past the glove of Hicks for a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes.

Wenatchee held a 14-11 advantage in shots on goal in an offensively-charged second period, but the Jr. Senators scored the only goal. After a wild scramble in front of Park, the puck found its way to Ethan Manderville in the slot and he made it a 2-2 game.

Hicks kept it that way with the save of the tournament late in the stanza, reaching to his left to absolutely rob Wild captain A.J. Vanderbeck with a glove stop. He finished with 36 stops in all.

A scoreless third period and overtime – the record-setting fifth in six games – sent the game to the shootout.

Zech made a quick move to his right before going against the grain to beat Hicks for the first goal in Round 4, but Morin picked the top corner past the glove of Park to keep Ottawa alive for one more round.

The Jr. Senators will be on the ice for the lone game Wednesday, taking on the Steinbach Pistons in their preliminary-round finale (7 p.m. PT), while the Wild take on the Wellington Dukes to close out their prelim schedule Thursday (2 p.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nick Lalonde
Slashing (2:00)
01:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Modry
Roughing (2:00)
09:46
GOAL
Goal: Michael Thomas (power play)

Assists: Finn Evans, Nick Lalonde
09:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Isaac Anderson
Tripping (2:00)
13:11
GOAL
Goal: Matt Dorsey (power play)

Assists: A.J. Vanderbeck, Lukas Svejkovsky
14:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Finn Evans
Cross-Checking (2:00)
18:00
PENALTY
Penalty: A.J. Vanderbeck
Roughing (2:00)
18:00
GOAL
Goal: Jasper Weatherby

Assists: August Von Ungern, Murphy Stratton
19:30
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ethan Manderville

Assists: Craig McCabe, Conor Smart
08:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Matt Dorsey
Elbowing (2:00)
15:02
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Joe Alexander
Cross-Checking (2:00)
11:05
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#13 Sam Morton shooutout attempt on #1 Connor Hicks
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#12 Owen Guy shooutout attempt on #35 Austin Park
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 A.J. Vanderbeck shooutout attempt on #1 Connor Hicks
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#26 Pierre-Luc Veillette shooutout attempt on #35 Austin Park
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#14 Jasper Weatherby shooutout attempt on #1 Connor Hicks
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#10 Nick Lalonde shooutout attempt on #35 Austin Park
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#7 Cooper Zech shooutout attempt on #1 Connor Hicks
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#89 Gabriel Morin shooutout attempt on #35 Austin Park
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#28 Matt Dorsey shooutout attempt on #1 Connor Hicks
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#23 Finn Evans shooutout attempt on #35 Austin Park
Miss

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Connor Hicks OTT 70 38 36 2 0.947
Austin Park WEN 70 26 24 2 0.923

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ Chilliwack ChiefsCHI
May 19, 2018
1 - 2 L vs. Wellington DukesWEL
May 19, 2018
5 - 4 W @ Steinbach PistonsSTE
May 16, 2018
7 - 1 W @ Wellington DukesWEL
May 17, 2018
2 - 3 L @ Wenatchee WildWEN
May 15, 2018
3 - 2 W vs. Ottawa Jr. SenatorsOTT
May 15, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 RBC Cup: CWK 4 – WEL 2 (Championship)
The Chiefs scored three unanswered in the third to win the RBC Cup.
2018 RBC Cup: CWK 3 – OJS 2 (Semifinal)
Pickering got the winner and the Chiefs advanced to the RBC Cup final.
2018 RBC Cup: WEL 2 – WEN 1 (Semifinal)
Capriotti finished with 50 saves to help the Dukes upset the Wild.
2018 RBC Cup: WEN 7 – WEL 1 (Preliminary)
Galambos and Von Ungern had 2G each to help the Wild to first place.