2017 TELUS Cup

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2017 TELUS Cup
Game #5
Preliminary
Final
April 25, 2017 4:00 pm PDT
CN Centre
Prince George, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
7
5
19
12
10
13
35

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 6
14
1 / 6
14

Game Story

TIMMONS SCORES TWICE TO LEAD ISLANDERS TO HISTORIC START

JASON LA ROSE

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Logan Timmons had a pair of goals, including the game-winner, to lift the Cape Breton West Islanders past the Leduc Oil Kings 4-1 on Tuesday afternoon at the 2017 TELUS Cup.

The win keeps the Islanders perfect, and put them in elite company; they are the first Atlantic team to open with consecutive wins since the Antigonish Novas at the 1981 Air Canada Cup; that Antigonish team started with four-straight wins en route to a bronze medal.

Jacob Stewart added a goal and an assist for Cape Breton West, which got 18 saves from Colten Ellis.

Taking on a team that had just 18 hours between the end of its tournament opener Monday and puck drop Tuesday, the Islanders took advantage and grabbed an early lead when Timmons put a second-chance shot past Leduc goaltender Nathan Reay on the power play just past the nine-minute mark.

That would be it for offence through two periods, as Reay and Ellis combined to turn aside 35 of the 36 shots they faced in the opening 40 minutes, sending the game to the third still 1-0 in favour of the Islanders.

Timmons got some insurance for the Maritimers at 3:14 of the third period; after a turnover in the neutral zone, Timmons took a feed from Stewart and snuck a backhand through the legs of Reay to double the lead.

Cape Breton West held Leduc to just five shots on goal in the third period, and added a third goal with less than five minutes left when a shot from Keenan Gillis bounced off the end boards, through a maze of bodies and onto the stick of Stewart, who buried the 3-0 goal at 15:39.

Ryan Straschnitzki finally solved Ellis with the Oil Kings enjoying a two-man advantage in the dying minutes, hammering a one-timer to the glove side a with just 70 seconds to go.

The Pacific champions put Reay on the bench in the final minute for a 6-on-4 power play, but Dylan MacDonald went 200 feet to hit the empty net from his own goal-line at 19:11, capping the scoring.

The Islanders return to the ice Wednesday night in search of win No. 3, taking on the host Cariboo Cougars (7:30 p.m. PT), while the Oil Kings will try to bounce back against the Mississauga Rebels (12 p.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Cole Lewis
Boarding (2:00)
07:28
GOAL
Goal: Logan Timmons (power play)

Assists: Craig Ryan
09:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Cole Lewis
Slashing (2:00)
17:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Hudson
Interference (2:00)
18:27
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dillon Hamaliuk
Interference (2:00)
03:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Logan Chisholm
Tripping (2:00)
03:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Cole Lewis
Boarding (2:00)
04:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan MacLellan
Holding (2:00)
05:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Gerrik Ripley
Hit to the Head (2:00)
07:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Dawson Blanchette
Hooking (2:00)
10:52
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Logan Timmons

Assists: Jacob Stewart
03:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Hudson
Holding (2:00)
07:35
GOAL
Goal: Jacob Stewart

Assists: Keenan Gillis
15:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Fearghus MacDonald
Slashing (2:00)
17:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Malcolm MacEachern
Hit to the Head (2:00)
17:52
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Straschnitzki (power play)

Assists: Cole Lewis, Breydon Berthold
18:50
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Dylan MacDonald

19:11
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Nathan Reay

19:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Colby Wolter
Boarding (2:00)
19:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Calum MacPherson
Roughing (2:00)
19:59

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Nathan Reay PAC 59 34 31 3 0.912
Colten Ellis ATL 60 19 18 1 0.947

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 4 W @ QuébecQUE
Apr 30, 2017
4 - 6 L vs. Regina Pat CanadiansWST
Apr 27, 2017
2 - 1 W @ CentralCEN
Apr 29, 2017
4 - 1 W @ Mississauga RebelsCEN
Apr 26, 2017
2 - 5 L @ Regina Pat CanadiansWST
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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