2018 RBC Cup

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2018 RBC Cup
Game #10
Preliminary
Final
May 17, 2018 7:00 pm PDT
Prospera Centre
Chilliwack, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
14
10
17
41
7
8
12
27

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
6
1 / 2
10

Game Story

CHIEFS WIN PRELIM FINALE, ELIMINATE PISTONS

JASON LA ROSE

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Kaden Pickering, Corey Andonovski, Harrison Blaisdell and Ethan Bowen all finished with a goal and an assist, and the Chilliwack Chiefs wrapped up the preliminary round at the 2018 RBC Cup with a 4-1 win over the Steinbach Pistons on Thursday night.

The win means the Wellington Dukes claim the fourth and final semifinal spot, and ends the season for the Pistons, who advanced to Canada’s National Junior A Championship for the first time.

Mathieu Caron was solid in the Chiefs goal in his first game action since Feb. 24, making 26 saves.

Chilliwack came out with jump, outshooting the Pistons 14-7 in the first period, and took control with a pair of goals late in the opening frame.

Pickering did the hard work behind the net before setting up Andonovski, who whipped a wrist shot past the glove of Steinbach goaltender Matthew Radomsky for the 1-0 goal at 17:16.

Bowen added a second just 1:11 later, driving to the net and tapping in a fantastic cross-ice feed from older brother Ryan to send the hosts to the dressing room up by a pair.

Caron highlighted a scoreless second period with a penalty-shot save off Austin Heidemann, flashing the leather to keep the Chiefs ahead by two after 40 minutes.

Both teams opened the throttle in the third period, combining for 29 shots on goal – 17-12 in favour of Chilliwack.

Pickering gave the Chiefs a little more insurance at 6:50, crashing the net and sweeping in a Blaisdell rebound to make it a 3-0 game.

Drew Worrad finally solved Caron with the Pistons enjoying a two-man advantage midway through the final stanza, going end-to-end for an unassisted tally, but Blaisdell capped the scoring with 3:15 left to clinch the three points for the Chiefs.

Chilliwack will be on the ice at the Prospera Centre for the second semifinal Saturday night, taking on the Ottawa Jr. Senators (7 p.m. PT) they try to become the fourth host team in as many years to reach the national final.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Corey Andonovski

Assists: Kaden Pickering
17:16
GOAL
Goal: Ethan Bowen

Assists: Ryan Bowen, Jake Gresh
18:27
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaden Pickering
Interference (2:00)
02:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Brendan Martin
Tripping (2:00)
08:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyson McConnell
Roughing (2:00)
14:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Brady Tatro
Hooking (2:00)
17:49
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Declan Graham
Boarding (2:00)
00:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Declan Graham
Interference (2:00)
05:55
GOAL
Goal: Kaden Pickering (power play)

Assists: Harrison Blaisdell, Corey Andonovski
06:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared Turcotte
Tripping (2:00)
08:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Will Calverley
High-Sticking (2:00)
08:56
GOAL
Goal: Drew Worrad (power play)

09:23
GOAL
Goal: Harrison Blaisdell

Assists: Ethan Bowen, Ryan Bowen
16:45

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Mathieu Caron CHI 60 27 26 1 0.963
Matthew Radomsky STE 60 41 37 4 0.902

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 2 W vs. Wellington DukesWEL
May 20, 2018
1 - 4 L vs. Chilliwack ChiefsCHI
May 17, 2018
3 - 2 W vs. Ottawa Jr. SenatorsOTT
May 19, 2018
4 - 5 L vs. Ottawa Jr. SenatorsOTT
May 16, 2018
4 - 1 W @ Steinbach PistonsSTE
May 17, 2018
2 - 3 L @ Wellington DukesWEL
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.