2013 TELUS Cup

Saskatoon Contacts 4 - Ottawa Jr. 67's 2


SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Jesse Shynkaruk scored twice in the first five minutes to get the offence going as the Saskatoon Contacts opened the 2013 TELUS Cup with a 4-2 win over the Ottawa Jr. 67’s on Monday afternoon.

The Contacts improved to 3-1-1 in opening games in their five appearances at the National Midget Championship; they’ve played in the tournament opener in the last four of those appearances.

Kolten Olynek and Cameron Hebig had the other goals for Saskatoon (1-0).

It took just 74 seconds for the Contacts to open the scoring, with Shynkaruk blasting a shot from the top of the face-off circles past Ottawa netminder Simon Hofley, and he doubled the lead 3:14 later, sneaking a shot under a sprawling Hofley.

Joey Sollazzo got one back for Ottawa (0-1) late in the period with a weird goal; Sollazzo’s dump in from just inside centre ice skipped past Saskatoon goaltender Rylan Parenteau to cut the Contacts lead in half after 20 minutes.

Olynek converted on a Saskatoon power play five-and-a-half minutes into the second period to restore the two-goal lead, but Ryan Kuffner answered for Ottawa on a man advantage of its own just 2:06 later.

Hebig rounded out the scoring late in the middle frame, jumping on the rebound of a Wyatt Sloboshan shot.

Both goaltenders were busy – Parenteau finished with 31 saves, while Hofley made 29 stops.

The Contacts will look for a 2-0 start when they face the Rousseau Royal de Laval-Montréal on Tuesday afternoon (noon ET), while Ottawa goes after its first win against the Valley Wildcats in the day’s middle game (4 p.m. ET).

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 1 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Essar Centre
Location/Lieu Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Date Mon. Apr. 22, 2013
Time/Heure 12:00 p.m. ET


Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Total
2 2 0 4
1 1 0 2


Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts :
01:14 WST Jesse Shynkaruk (Brendan Scheidl)
04:28 WST Jesse Shynkaruk (Rodney Southam)
15:56 CEN Joey Sollazzo
Penalties/Pénaltés :
09:15 WST Cameron Hebig (Tripping/Faire trébucher)           
12:30 WST Joshua Bergen (Cross Checking/Double-échec)
Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts :
05:32 WST Kolten Olynek (Vukie Mpofu) PP/AN                      
07:38 CEN Ryan Kuffner (Jason Wilson) PP/AN
17:40 WST Cameron Hebig (Wyatt Sloboshan, Terrell Draude)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
04:02 CEN Peter Sigouin (Check to the Head/Mise en échec à la tête)
06:19 WST Kobe Kindrachuk (Holding/Retenir)
Third Period/Troisième période
Goals/Buts :

Penalties/Pénaltés :
06:25 CEN Medrick Mercier (Interference/Obstruction)
15:19 CEN Matt Foget (Hooking/Accrocher)


Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
WST Rylan Parenteau
CEN Simon Hofley


Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
WST 13 11 9 33
CEN 14 10 9 33


Players of the Game/Joueurs du match
WST Jesse Shynkaruk
CEN Daniel Laframboise
Friday, April 26, 2013
09:30 a.m. ET
PAC 2 – CEN 2
1:00 p.m. ET
ATL 1 – WST 9
4:30 p.m. ET QUE 9 – HST 2
Saturday, April 27, 2013
2:00 p.m. ET
WST 1 - PAC 5
6:00 p.m. ET
QUE 1 - CEN 4
Sunday, April 28, 2013
11:00 a.m. ET
WST 2 - QUE 3
3:00 p.m. ET
CEN 0 - PAC 5

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