GOALTENDERS SHINE AS NORTH STARS AND CONTACTS SETTLE FOR DRAW
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Brian Kment made 32 saves and Rylan Parenteau answered with 35 stops of his own as the Sault Ste. Marie North Stars and Saskatoon Contacts skated to a 1-1 tie at the 2013 TELUS Cup on Thursday night.
The draw leaves Sault Ste. Marie (2-1-1) and Saskatoon (1-1-2) in a five-way battle for four semifinal spots heading into the final day of preliminary round action on Friday.
Matt Pinder scored the lone goal for the North Stars, his tournament-leading sixth midway through the first period, but that would be the only puck to beat Parenteau, who made at least 10 saves in each period, including a baker’s dozen in the third when the hosts held a 13-11 advantage.
Kolten Olynek replied just past the midway point of the second period for the Contacts, who played to a tie for the second day in a row, although Wednesday’s 5-5 draw against Red Deer was much more of an offensive showcase.
Kment, who made 47 saves in his only other start of the tournament, a 4-3 victory over the Red Deer Chiefs on Tuesday night, was at his busiest in the first period, when he faced 14 Saskatoon shots.
Overall, Sault Ste. Marie held a 36-33 advantage in shots on goal.
The North Stars wrap up the preliminary round on Friday night against the Rousseau Royal de Laval-Montréal (4:30 p.m. ET), while the Contacts close against the winless Valley Wildcats in the afternoon (1 p.m. ET).
|Game Information/Renseignements sur le match|
|Game #/No. de match||12||Round/Ronde||Preliminary|
||Location/Lieu||Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
|Date||Thurs. Apr. 25, 2013
||Time/Heure||7:30 p.m. ET
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période
10:45 HST Matt Pinder (Jaren Bellini)
05:43 HST Jack MacLeod (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
12:46 HST Nathan Hebert (Kneeing/Donner du genou)
|Second Period/Deuxième période
10:12 WST Kolten Olynek (Vukie Mpofu, Rodney Southam)
01:21 WST Joshua Bergen (Hooking/Accrocher)
12:05 WST Wyatt Sloboshan (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
16:51 WST Vukie Mpofu (Hooking/Accrocher)
|Third Period/Troisième période
01:06 WST Vukie Mpofu (Check to the Head/Mise en échec à la tête)
04:53 HST Matthew Mitchell (Interference/Obstruction)
06:32 WST Terrell Draude (Check from Behind/Mise en échec par-derrière)
06:32 WST Terrell Draude (Misconduct/Inconduite)
|Goaltenders/Gardiens de but|
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||Total|
|Players of the Game/Joueurs du match|