2017 TELUS Cup

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2017 TELUS Cup
Game #8
Preliminary
Final
April 26, 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
8
9
8
25
7
11
5
23

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 3
20
0 / 8
10

Game Story

LATE GOAL GIVES BLIZZARD FIRST WIN AT TELUS CUP

JASON LA ROSE

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Maxime Collin redirected in a point shot with just 15.7 seconds to go, earning the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François their first win of the 2017 TELUS Cup, 3-2 over the Regina Pat Canadians on Wednesday afternoon.

With a tie game looking likely, Collin got his stick on a shot from Yan-Cédric Gaudreault for the winner. The referees discussed a possible high-stick, but ultimately allowed the goal to stand,

The game matched two of the winningest teams in tournament history; the Blizzard and Pat Canadians have combined for 25 appearances, 110 wins and eight gold medals at Canada’s National Midget Championship.

Despite the history, both teams entered looking to get into the win column for the first time.

The first period was a feeling-out process, with the Blizzard holding a narrow 8-7 advantage in shots on goal through a scoreless opening 20 minutes.

Regina found the scoreboard first just past the four-minute mark of the second period thanks to Carson Denomie, who banged in a rebound after Preston Brodziak had circled the net and let go the initial shot.

Saint-François, who was shut out by Mississauga on Tuesday and carried a goalless drought of almost 127 minutes into the second period, had its first chance to pull even when Jakob Pelletier was slashed on a breakaway and awarded a penalty shot. Pelletier showed off his quick hands, but Pat Canadians goaltender Dean McNabb stayed with him and turned away the attempt with the left pad.

Just minutes later, however, Pelletier got the puck back to Olivier Crête-Belzile, whose shot made its way through traffic and past McNabb on the power play to tie the game.

The Quebec champions struck again in the first minute of the third period when a hard forecheck by Collin resulted in a loose puck in close that Samuel Dickner knocked in to give the Blizzard their first lead of the week.

Regina responded off the stick of Adam Herold, who snuck a wrist shot from the point through Saint-François netminder Philippe Gaudreault to get the Saskatchewan champs back even with 8:10 to go.

The loss leaves the Pat Canadians with just a single point through three games; the West Region, which won eight of 12 national titles between 2002 and 2013, is winless in eight straight over the last two years.

The Blizzard are back to action Thursday night, taking on the host Cariboo Cougars (7:30 p.m. PT), while Regina tries again for its first win against the Leduc Oil Kings (12 p.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Guillaume St-Pierre
Hit to the Head (2:00)
03:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Philippe Fortin
Boarding (2:00)
11:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Parker Hendren
Hit to the Head (2:00)
15:33
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Guillaume St-Pierre
Slashing (2:00)
00:15
GOAL
Goal: Carson Denomie

Assists: Preston Brodziak
04:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Olivier Crête-Belzile
Tripping (2:00)
04:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierrick Dubé
Cross-Checking (2:00)
09:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Alex Kannok-Leipert
Cross-Checking (2:00)
09:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Solomon
Penalty Shot - Misconduct (0:00)
11:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Matthew Chekay
Slashing (2:00)
12:23
GOAL
Goal: Olivier Crête-Belzile (power play)

Assists: Jakob Pelletier
13:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Mathieu Ferland (Served by Guillaume St-Pierre)
Slashing (2:00)
16:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Mathieu Ferland
Hooking (2:00)
16:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Lukas Sillinger
Slashing (2:00)
16:59
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Samuel Dickner

Assists: Maxime Collin
00:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Philippe Fortin
Holding (2:00)
00:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Guillaume St-Pierre
Hooking (2:00)
07:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Métis Roelens
Delay of Game (2:00)
08:01
GOAL
Goal: Adam Herold

11:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Solomon
Cross-Checking (2:00)
12:18
GOAL
Goal: Maxime Collin

Assists: Yan-Cédric Gaudreault, Thomas Ferland
19:44

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Philippe Gaudreault QUE 60 23 21 2 0.913
Dean McNabb WST 59 25 22 3 0.880

Game Leaders

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 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

Previous Games

4 - 5 L vs. AtlanticATL
Apr 30, 2017
1 - 4 L @ CentralCEN
Apr 30, 2017
4 - 3 W vs. WestWST
Apr 29, 2017
3 - 4 L @ QuébecQUE
Apr 29, 2017
6 - 3 W vs. Leduc Oil KingsPAC
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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