2018 RBC Cup

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2018 RBC Cup
Game #8
Preliminary
Final (OT)
May 16, 2018 7:00 pm PDT
Prospera Centre
Chilliwack, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
6
19
13
4
42
9
6
7
0
22

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 7
20
2 / 4
26

Game Story

JR. SENATORS BATTLE BACK TO BEAT PISTONS, EARN SEMIFINAL SPOT

JASON LA ROSE

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Nick Lalonde hammered in a one-timer at 6:10 of overtime, giving the Ottawa Jr. Senators a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Steinbach Pistons on Wednesday night and a semifinal berth at the 2018 RBC Cup.

The Jr. Senators came back three times, including a pair of one-goal deficits in the third period, to become the first team ever to have all four of their preliminary-round games reach extra time.

With Steinbach captain Braden Purtill off for slashing midway through overtime, the puck worked its way around the outside before Lalonde went five-hole on goaltender Matthew Radomsky to complete the comeback and ensure Ottawa will join Wenatchee and Chilliwack on the weekend.

The West Region champions opened the scoring when Brendan Martin showed off his patience in close before tucking a backhand around Ottawa netminder Connor Hicks at 10:08, but Conor Smart snapped a quick shot short-side on Radomsky two-and-a-half minutes later to get the Jr. Senators even.

Steinbach restored its advantage at 16:03 when a Riese Gaber rebound bounced off Purtill and beat Hicks, and quick puck movement on the power play led to a Darby Gula goal at 19:37 that sent the Pistons to the dressing room up 3-1.

Ottawa poured on the offence in the second period, directing 19 shots at the Pistons goal, but could only get one past Radomsky; Finn Evans spun in the slot and went upstairs for his third goal of the tournament to make it a one-goal game after 40 minutes.

The teams combined for three goals in just over four minutes in a busy opening half of the third period.

Gabriel Morin was first, finishing a pretty feed from Ethan Manderville from behind the net to pull the Jr. Senators even at 5:45.

Austin Heidemann put the Pistons ahead again on the power play at 8:47, redirecting a pass from Purtill in the high slot, but Ottawa captain Owen Guy jammed in a rebound at the side of the net only 68 seconds later to tie the game again and eventually force overtime.

Radomsky turned in a standout performance in only his third start of the playoffs, and first since a series-clinching double-overtime win over Swan River on March 14; taking over for the injured Matthew Thiessen, the 18-year-old finished with 37 saves, 32 of them coming in the last two periods and overtime.

While the Jr. Senators will wait for the conclusion of the preliminary round Thursday to find out who and when they play in the semifinals, the Pistons find themselves in a must-win situation against the host Chilliwack Chiefs on Thursday night (7 p.m. PT), although depending on the result of the Wenatchee-Wellington game, they might be eliminated before the puck drops.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Austin Heidemann
Slashing (2:00)
05:36
GOAL
Goal: Brendan Martin

Assists: Braden Purtill, Riese Gaber
10:08
GOAL
Goal: Conor Smart

Assists: Devon Daniels, Adrien Bisson
12:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Easton Bennett
Holding (2:00)
13:54
GOAL
Goal: Braden Purtill

Assists: Riese Gaber, Mark Wilson
16:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Devon Daniels
Hooking (2:00)
19:29
GOAL
Goal: Darby Gula (power play)

Assists: Bradley Schoonbaert, Drew Worrad
19:37
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Austin Heidemann
Interference (2:00)
00:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Riese Gaber
Hooking (2:00)
03:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Craig McCabe
High-Sticking - Double Minor (4:00)
05:53
GOAL
Goal: Finn Evans

Assists: Zachary Salloum
10:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Riese Gaber (Served by Drew Worrad)
Checking from Behind (2:00)
11:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Riese Gaber
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
11:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Declan Graham
Cross-Checking (2:00)
17:02
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Gabriel Morin

Assists: Ethan Manderville, Pierre-Luc Veillette
05:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Thomas
High-Sticking (2:00)
07:20
GOAL
Goal: Austin Heidemann (power play)

Assists: Braden Purtill, Mark Taraschuk
08:47
GOAL
Goal: Owen Guy

Assists: Finn Evans
09:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Nick Lalonde
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
12:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Nick Lalonde
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
12:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Darby Gula
Cross-Checking (2:00)
12:26
Overtime
PENALTY
Penalty: Braden Purtill
Slashing (2:00)
05:29
GOAL
Goal: Nick Lalonde (power play)

Assists: Zachary Salloum, Pierre-Luc Veillette
06:10

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Connor Hicks EST 66 22 18 4 0.818
Matthew Radomsky WST 66 42 37 5 0.881

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ Chilliwack ChiefsHST
May 19, 2018
1 - 4 L vs. Chilliwack ChiefsHST
May 17, 2018
5 - 4 W @ Steinbach PistonsWST
May 16, 2018
4 - 5 L vs. Ottawa Jr. SenatorsEST
May 16, 2018
2 - 3 L @ Wenatchee WildPAC
May 15, 2018
2 - 3 L @ Wellington DukesCEN
May 14, 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.