2018 RBC Cup

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2018 RBC Cup
Game #11
Semifinal
Final
May 19, 2018 2:00 pm PDT
Prospera Centre
Chilliwack, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
7
5
14
19
16
16
51

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
6
0 / 3
2

Game Story

CAPRIOTTI STARS TO LEAD DUKES INTO RBC CUP FINAL

JASON LA ROSE

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Jonah Capriotti was absolutely spectacular in a 50-save performance, backstopping the Wellington Dukes into the championship game at the 2018 RBC Cup with a 2-1 semifinal win over the previously-unbeaten Wenatchee Wild on Saturday afternoon.

The Dukes are into the national final for the first time in franchise history after falling in the final four in each of their first two trips to Canada’s National Junior A Championship, in 2003 and 2011.

They will face either the Chilliwack Chiefs or Ottawa Jr. Senators in the final Sunday (4 p.m. PT, TSN).

Daniel Panetta provided the offensive heroics for Wellington, scoring the game-winning goal with 13:04 to go. With the Wild pressing for the go-ahead marker, Panetta raced the other way on a two-on-one with Frank Pucci and redirected a pass five-hole on Wenatchee goaltender Austin Park.

The Dukes opened the scoring late in the first period, against the flow of play.

Declan Carlile grabbed a rebound off Capriotti and sprung Bryce Yetman, who made no mistake on the breakaway, going off the post and in over the glove of Park on just the second Wellington shot.

Yetman had a chance to double the advantage early in the second period when he broke in on a shorthanded breakaway, but Park made a toe save to keep it a one-goal game.

Zak Galambos finally solved Capriotti midway through the middle frame, cruising through the high slot and letting go a wrist shot that worked its way through a maze of bodies and in to send the game to the second intermission tied 1-1, despite the Wild holding a 35-9 advantage in shots.

Wenatchee pressed after the Panetta goal and thought they had pulled even with just over eight minutes left, but a bounce off a Wellington stick in the crease never fully crossed the goal-line and it remained a 2-1 game.

Capriotti did the rest, making 16 of his 50 saves in the third period to send the Dukes to Sunday.

It is the second time in three years the fourth-place team has beaten the top seed in the semifinals, and just the third time in the last 12; Lloydminster beat Trenton in 2016, and Woodstock edged Humboldt in overtime in 2012.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sam Morton
Hooking (2:00)
13:23
GOAL
Goal: Bryce Yetman

Assists: Declan Carlile, Jonah Capriotti
15:52
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ted McGeen
Slashing (2:00)
02:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrew Rinaldi
Tripping (2:00)
07:13
GOAL
Goal: Zak Galambos

Assists: Matt Dorsey, Murphy Stratton
09:30
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Daniel Panetta

Assists: Frank Pucci, Mitchell Martan
06:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Geoff Lawson
Holding (2:00)
14:05
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Austin Park

19:58

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Jonah Capriotti WEL 60 51 50 1 0.980
Austin Park WEN 59 14 12 2 0.857

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 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - 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 - 4 L @ Chilliwack ChiefsCHI
May 20, 2018
1 - 2 L vs. Wellington DukesWEL
May 19, 2018
2 - 1 W @ Wenatchee WildWEN
May 19, 2018
7 - 1 W @ Wellington DukesWEL
May 17, 2018
1 - 7 L vs. Wenatchee WildWEN
May 17, 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.