2017 TELUS Cup

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2017 TELUS Cup
Game #2
Preliminary
Final
April 24, 2017 4:00 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
5
5
7
17
10
5
6
21

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
14
0 / 7
6

Game Story

REBELS USE THIRD-PERIOD BURST TO BEAT PAT CANADIANS

JASON LA ROSE

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Michael Hill had a goal and two assists, and the Mississauga Rebels scored three times in just over three minutes in the third period to beat the Regina Pat Canadians 5-2 in the opening game for both Monday at the 2017 TELUS Cup.

It’s the fifth year in a row the West Region and Central Region champions have opened the tournament against each other; Central has won two in a row, but West leads 3-2 overall.

The Pat Canadians owned the puck in the early going, taking a 1-0 lead before the Rebels had recorded their first shot; the rebound of a Tyler Lees shot bounced off the arm of Lukas Sillinger and dropped to his feet, and he banged the bouncing puck past Mississauga goaltender Christian Purboo just 3:40 in.

The Rebels would not test Regina netminder Nathan Moore until the 12:12 mark but quickly found their offensive stride, taking the lead for good with goals on their second and third shots.

Elijah Gonsalves was first, toe-dragging into the slot before catching Moore going the other way at 12:57, and Hill made it 2-1 at 13:36 by snapping a quick slot low to the far side.

After a scoreless second period that included only 10 shots on goal – five by each team – the floodgates opened in the third.

Eric Mergelas gave the Rebels a 3-1 lead at 3:33, going off the post and in past Moore, but Sillinger set up Harrison Blaisdell for a one-time rocket 54 seconds later to make it a one-goal game again.

Liam Mroueh needed just 40 seconds to restore the two-goal lead, picking the top corner over Moore, and Ryan Madigan finished the scoring 90 ticks after that, jamming in a loose puck at the side of the Regina net.

In all, the teams combined for four goals in 3:04.

The Pat Canadians had their chances late, including four power plays in the last 10 minutes, but couldn’t get another puck past Purboo, who finished with 19 saves.

Mississauga is right back to action in the early game Tuesday, taking on the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François (12 p.m. PT), before the Pat Canadians take on the host Cariboo Cougars in the night cap (7:30 p.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Lukas Sillinger

Assists: Preston Brodziak, Tyler Lees
03:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Harrison Blaisdell
Hit to the Head (2:00)
04:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Josiah DeGazon
Hit to the Head (2:00)
07:21
GOAL
Goal: Elijah Gonsalves

Assists: Quentin Degano, Axel Mierczuk
12:57
GOAL
Goal: Michael Hill

Assists: Nathan Smilsky, Massimo Petricca
13:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Benwell
Tripping (2:00)
15:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Eric Mergelas
Tripping (2:00)
18:20
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Solomon
Holding (2:00)
16:11
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Eric Mergelas

Assists: Evan Benwell, Michael Hill
03:33
GOAL
Goal: Harrison Blaisdell

Assists: Lukas Sillinger
04:27
GOAL
Goal: Liam Mroueh

Assists: Ryan Madigan, Axel Mierczuk
05:07
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Madigan

Assists: Macallan King, Michael Hill
06:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Dante Jones
Hooking (2:00)
10:06
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Thomas McKeown)
Too Many Players (2:00)
12:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Elijah Gonsalves
Slashing (2:00)
14:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Eric Mergelas
Hit to the Head (2:00)
16:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Lees
Cross-Checking (2:00)
18:44

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Christian Purboo CEN 60 21 19 2 0.905
Nathan Moore WST 60 17 12 5 0.706

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
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 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

4 - 1 W vs. WestWST
Apr 30, 2017
1 - 4 L @ CentralCEN
Apr 30, 2017
1 - 2 L vs. AtlanticATL
Apr 29, 2017
3 - 4 L @ QuébecQUE
Apr 29, 2017
2 - 2 L @ Cariboo CougarsHST
Apr 28, 2017
5 - 2 W vs. Cape Breton West IslandersATL
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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