2017 TELUS Cup

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2017 TELUS Cup
Game #4
Preliminary
Final
April 25, 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
5
8
7
20
16
9
9
34

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
14
0 / 6
14

Game Story

REBELS BLANK BLIZZARD TO STAY PERFECT AT TELUS CUP

JASON LA ROSE

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Michael Hill scored twice and Christian Purboo earned a 34-save shutout, helping the Mississauga Rebels past the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François 4-0 to open play Tuesday at the 2017 TELUS Cup.

The win keeps the Rebels unbeaten through two games, with an impressive +7 goal differential in wins over Séminaire Saint-François and the Regina Pat Canadians.

The Blizzard, meanwhile, dropped to 0-2 with the loss. They are the first Quebec team to open the tournament with consecutive losses since the Cantonniers de Magog in 1995.

The Quebec champions had a decided edge in shots on goal in the first period, 16-5, but found themselves in an early hole; Massimo Petricca carried into the Saint-François zone and went cross-crease to Bair Gendunov for the 1-0 goal at 3:54.

Purboo did the rest, making almost half of his saves in the opening 20 minutes to get the Central Region champions to the intermission up b6y a goal.

After a pair of failed power plays in the first period the Blizzard got another chance on the man advantage early in the second, but instead it was Hill who struck shorthanded; a dump-in from the Mississauga zone took an advantageous bounce into the slot and right to Hill, who doubled the lead.

Both teams had their chances on the power play throughout the game, but the Rebels and Blizzard combined to go 0-for-12 while a man up – both were goalless in six opportunities.

After a penalty-filled opening half of the third period, Mississauga added a little more insurance at 11:22; Petricca picked up the puck at his own blue-line and raced away from the Blizzard defenders before tucking a forehand around William Hardy-Murray to make it 3-0.

Hill netted his second goal just over two minutes later, blowing down the left wing before picking the top corner past Hardy-Murray. He has the early tournament scoring lead, with three goals and two assists in two games.

Purboo capped his performance nine saves in the third period, posting the first shutout of a Quebec team at Canada’s National Midget Championship since Winnipeg Thrashers puck-stopper Teagan Sacher blanked the Lions du Lac St-Louis in 2011.

Mississauga will try to stay perfect Wednesday when it takes on the Leduc Oil Kings (12 p.m. PT), while Saint-François tries again for a first win when it faces the Regina Pat Canadians (4 p.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Bair Gendunov

Assists: Massimo Petricca, Liam Mroueh
03:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Eric Mergelas
Roughing (2:00)
06:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Axel Mierczuk
Cross-Checking (2:00)
08:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Xavier Lavoie
Slashing (2:00)
12:11
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Madigan
Slashing (2:00)
07:57
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Michael Hill

Assists: Calder Lund
09:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakob Pelletier
Charging (2:00)
13:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Axel Mierczuk
Cross-Checking (2:00)
15:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Xavier Lavoie
Boarding (2:00)
19:08
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakob Pelletier
Tripping (2:00)
00:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Macallan King
Hooking (2:00)
02:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Guillaume St-Pierre
Interference (2:00)
06:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas McKeown
Hooking (2:00)
08:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Sebben
Roughing (2:00)
09:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Guillaume St-Pierre
Roughing (2:00)
09:12
GOAL
Goal: Massimo Petricca

Assists: Bair Gendunov
11:22
GOAL
Goal: Michael Hill

Assists: Thomas McKeown
13:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierrick Dubé
Interference (2:00)
15:03

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Christian Purboo CEN 60 34 34 0 1.000
William Hardy-Murray QUE 60 20 16 4 0.800

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 34 - SV% - 1.000
GA 4 - SVS - 16 - SV% - 0.800
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

4 - 1 W vs. WestWST
Apr 30, 2017
4 - 5 L vs. AtlanticATL
Apr 30, 2017
1 - 2 L vs. AtlanticATL
Apr 29, 2017
4 - 3 W vs. WestWST
Apr 29, 2017
2 - 2 L @ Cariboo CougarsHST
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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