2017 TELUS Cup

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2017 TELUS Cup
Game #1
Preliminary
Final
April 24, 2017 12:00 pm PDT
CN Centre
Prince George, 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
13
8
7
28
12
12
11
35

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
8
0 / 3
8

Game Story

ELLIS LEADS ISLANDERS PAST BLIZZARD IN TELUS CUP OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Colten Ellis starred in a 34-save performance, backstopping the Cape Breton West Islanders to a tournament-opening 2-1 win over the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François on Monday afternoon at the 2017 TELUS Cup.

It is the first time in 12 years that the Atlantic Region champion has beaten the Quebec Region champion in the preliminary round; Cole Harbour edged Lévis 4-3 at the 2005 tournament.

The Islanders came out with jump, outshooting Saint-François 6-1 in the early minutes and taking a 1-0 lead when Malcolm MacDonald parked himself in the slot and wired a wrist shot past goaltender Philippe Gaudreault at the 4:36 mark.

The Blizzard answered back with a shorthanded marker less than nine minutes later; after a Cape Breton West defender made an ill-advised attempt to knock down a clearing attempt, Vincent Guy raced away and tucked a backhand around Ellis to tie the game.

After a fast-paced first period the teams settled in, but not before Jacob Stewart netted the game-winner on an Islanders power play early in the second. A shot from the high slot by Logan Timmons hit a body in front and bounced to Stewart, who gave the Maritimers back the lead for good.

Ellis took over from there; he stopped all 12 shots he faced in the second period and 11 more in the third. He came up huge on the penalty kill in the second when the Islanders took a trio of minors in a span of nine minutes.

The Blizzard finished with a 35-28 advantage in shots on goal.

Cape Breton West is on the ice next against the Leduc Oil Kings on Tuesday afternoon (4 p.m. PT) looking to become the first Atlantic team to open with back-to-back wins since the Antigonish Novas in 1981, while Séminaire Saint-François takes on the Mississauga Rebels to open Day 2 (12 p.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Malcolm MacEachern

Assists: Liam MacKinnon
04:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Philippe Fortin
Interference (2:00)
11:56
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Vincent Guy

Assists: Mathieu Ferland, Philippe Gaudreault
13:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Mathieu Ferland
Slashing (2:00)
14:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Yan-Cédric Gaudreault
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
19:48
2nd Period
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Jacob Stewart

Assists: Logan Timmons, Ryan MacLellan
01:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Morris
Tripping (2:00)
09:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Logan Timmons
Hit to the Head (2:00)
13:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan MacLellan
Slashing (2:00)
18:26
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Philippe Fortin
Cross-Checking (2:00)
14:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan MacLellan
Slashing (2:00)
15:31

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Colten Ellis ATL 60 35 34 1 0.971
Philippe Gaudreault QUE 58 28 26 2 0.929

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

Previous Games

5 - 4 W @ QuébecQUE
Apr 30, 2017
4 - 5 L vs. AtlanticATL
Apr 30, 2017
2 - 1 W @ CentralCEN
Apr 29, 2017
4 - 3 W vs. WestWST
Apr 29, 2017
2 - 5 L @ Regina Pat CanadiansWST
Apr 28, 2017
6 - 3 W vs. Leduc Oil KingsPAC
Apr 28, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017 TELUS Cup: MIS 4 – REG 1 (Bronze Medal)
Eisfeld made 40 saves to backstop the Rebels to the bronze medal.
2017 TELUS Cup: CBW 5 – SSF 4 OT (Gold Medal)
Chisholm was the OT hero, giving the Islanders a historic TELUS Cup.
2017 TELUS Cup: SSF 4 – REG 3 OT (Semifinal)
Pelletier was the hero, sending the Blizzard to the gold medal game.
2017 TELUS Cup: CBW 2 – MIS 1 (Semifinal)
Stewart scored the GWG and the Islanders booked a trip to the final.
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