2018 RBC Cup

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2018 RBC Cup
Game #9
Preliminary
Final
May 17, 2018 2:00 pm PDT
Prospera Centre
Chilliwack, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
3
1
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
14
11
16
41
5
7
7
19

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 9
10
0 / 4
30

Game Story

WILD FINISH UNBEATEN, CLAIM FIRST IN PRELIMS AT RBC CUP

JASON LA ROSE

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Zak Galambos and August Von Ungern scored two goals apiece to help the Wenatchee Wild to a 7-1 win over the Wellington Dukes in the preliminary-round finale for both Thursday afternoon at the 2018 RBC Cup.

The win caps off a perfect prelims for the Wild, and secures first place. They will face either the Dukes or Steinbach Pistons in the semifinals Saturday, and will decide which semi they will play in.

After five days of close games, including six overtime contests, the Wild were in control against Wellington; they led by two goals after 20 minutes, and were up five just past the 12-minute mark of the second period.

The scoring started early, with Galambos getting a wrist shot from the point through traffic and past Dukes goaltender Jonah Capriotti just 24 seconds after the puck dropped.

Von Ungern made it a 2-0 game at 8:20 when his centering pass hit a sliding Duke and beat Capriotti, but Andrew Rinaldi capitalized on a breakaway six minutes later to pull the Central Region champions back within a goal.

Sam Hesler restored the two-goal lead very late in the opening frame, slipping a Jasper Weatherby rebound around Capriotti with just three seconds left for a power-play goal and a 3-1 advantage after one period.

Three goals in less than four minutes sealed the Dukes’ fate in the second period.

Cooper Zech was first, jumping in off the blue-line and beating Capriotti to the short side at 8:30. That was all for the Wellington goaltender, who gave way to Tyler Richardson after allowing four goals on 18 shots.

Richardson didn’t fare much better; Von Ungern drove to the net and tucked in his second of the game at 9:49, and Galambos picked the top corner with a wicked wrist shot at 12:03 to make it 6-1.

Wenatchee finished a dominant performance in the third period, outshooting the Dukes 16-7 in the stanza and 41-19 overall. Drake Usher added the seventh and final goal with 53.9 seconds left, providing the final margin of victory.

While the Wild know they will be part of the weekend, Wellington must wait for the result of the prelim finale; if Chilliwack beats Steinbach the Dukes will be semifinal-bound, while a Pistons win ends their season.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Zak Galambos

Assists: Matt Dorsey, Cooper Zech
00:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Noah Lugli
Kneeing (2:00)
05:54
GOAL
Goal: August Von Ungern

Assists: Jacob Modry, Nathan Iannone
08:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Dawson Ellis
Cross-Checking (2:00)
10:14
GOAL
Goal: Andrew Rinaldi

Assists: Ben Evans
13:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Martan
Slashing (2:00)
19:42
GOAL
Goal: Sam Hesler (power play)

Assists: Jasper Weatherby, Cooper Zech
19:57
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Murphy Stratton
Roughing (2:00)
02:31
PENALTY
Penalty: A.J. Vanderbeck
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
04:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Mendonca
Slashing (2:00)
04:26
GOAL
Goal: Cooper Zech

Assists: Jasper Weatherby, Murphy Stratton
08:30
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Tyler Richardson

08:30
GOAL
Goal: August Von Ungern

Assists: Jacob Modry
09:49
GOAL
Goal: Zak Galambos

Assists: Josh Arnold, Lukas Svejkovsky
12:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Nathan Iannone
Boarding (2:00)
12:23
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Ben Evans)
Too Many Players (2:00)
14:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Evans (Served by Graeme McCrory)
Roughing (2:00)
18:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Evans
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
18:07
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Mendonca
Roughing (2:00)
02:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Bryce Yetman
Tripping (2:00)
03:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Cooper Zech
Holding (2:00)
07:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Noah Lugli
Cross-Checking (2:00)
10:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Zak Galambos
Slashing (2:00)
12:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Mendonca
Hooking (2:00)
14:42
GOAL
Goal: Drake Usher

Assists: Lukas Svejkovsky
19:06

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Seth Eisele WEN 60 19 18 1 0.947
Jonah Capriotti WEL 28 18 14 4 0.778
Tyler Richardson WEL 31 23 20 3 0.870

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 2 L vs. Wellington DukesWEL
May 19, 2018
2 - 4 L @ Chilliwack ChiefsCHI
May 20, 2018
7 - 1 W @ Wellington DukesWEL
May 17, 2018
2 - 1 W @ Wenatchee WildWEN
May 19, 2018
3 - 2 W vs. Ottawa Jr. SenatorsOTT
May 15, 2018
1 - 7 L vs. Wenatchee WildWEN
May 17, 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.