2017 TELUS Cup

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2017 TELUS Cup
Game #3
Preliminary
Final
April 24, 2017 7:30 pm PDT
CN Centre
Prince George, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
0
1
2
0
2
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
20
9
40
11
9
10
30

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
8
0 / 4
6

Game Story

HESSE STOPS 39, LEADS OIL KINGS TO WIN AND REGIONAL TITLE

JASON LA ROSE

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Easton Hesse was lights-out between the pipes, turning aside 39 of 40 shots to backstop the Leduc Oil Kings to a 4-1 win over the Cariboo Cougars to finish the opening day of play Monday at the 2017 TELUS Cup.

In addition to an important two points, the win gave the Oil Kings the Pacific Region title; because the Cougars won the BCMML championship there was no need for a regional series, so the preliminary-round meeting between the teams decided the regional winner.

Sparked by a pro-Cariboo crowd of more than 1,500 at the CN Centre, the Cougars came out with early momentum, but discovered early that Hesse was on his game despite a 29-day layoff.

Colby Wolter opened the scoring against the flow of play, squeezing a shot through the legs of Cariboo goaltender Marcus Allen just shy of the eight-minute mark.

Brendan Morrow doubled the lead before the end of the opening frame, camping out in the slot and snapping a shot past the blocker of Allen off a pretty set-up from Dillon Hamaliuk.

The second period was almost all Cougars; the hosts peppered Hesse with 20 shots in the middle stanza, but could only dent the mesh with one; Trey Thomas picked up a loose puck in front of the Leduc net, made a quick move and roofed it from in tight to cut the deficit to 2-1 through 40 minutes.

An early five-on-three in the third period failed to produce an equalizer for Cariboo, and Hesse made arguably his best stop of the night shortly after the man advantage expired, reaching out to rob Darian Long with just over 15 minutes to go.

Breydon Berthold finally added insurance for the Oil Kings at 13:20 of the third, beating Allen to the blocker side, and Hamaliuk finished the scoring into an empty net with 45.1 seconds to go.

Allen was a hard luck loser; he finished with 26 stops, a number of them Grade-A scoring chances.

Leduc will try to stay perfect Tuesday when it takes on the Cape Breton West Islanders in a battle of Day 1 winners (4 p.m. PT), while Cariboo will look to bounce back against the Regina Pat Canadians in the final game of the day (7:30 p.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ty Kolle
Cross-Checking (2:00)
01:43
GOAL
Goal: Colby Wolter

Assists: Kyle Walker, Jakin Smallwood
07:58
GOAL
Goal: Brendan Morrow

Assists: Dillon Hamaliuk
17:25
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Darian Long
Boarding (2:00)
02:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Keith McMullen
Hit to the Head (2:00)
05:57
GOAL
Goal: Trey Thomas

Assists: Daine Dubois, Jeremy Gervais
11:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Mason Richey
Tripping (2:00)
17:56
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Colby Wolter
Interference (2:00)
01:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Smithies
Hooking (2:00)
02:33
GOAL
Goal: Breydon Berthold

Assists: Gerrik Ripley, Jakin Smallwood
13:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Jeremy Gervais
Holding (2:00)
16:06
GOAL
Goal: Dillon Hamaliuk

Assists: Tyler Smithies
19:15
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Marcus Allen

19:16

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Marcus Allen HST 59 29 26 3 0.897
Easton Hesse PAC 60 40 39 1 0.975

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 2 L vs. Mississauga RebelsCEN
Apr 28, 2017
4 - 6 L vs. Regina Pat CanadiansWST
Apr 27, 2017
4 - 3 W @ Cape Breton West IslandersATL
Apr 26, 2017
4 - 1 W @ Mississauga RebelsCEN
Apr 26, 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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