2017 TELUS Cup

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2017 TELUS Cup
Game #9
Preliminary
Final
April 26, 2017 7:30 pm PDT
CN Centre
Prince George, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
12
13
7
32
9
13
8
30

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 7
38
1 / 13
16

Game Story

FLORIS SCORES TWICE AS COUGARS SURVIVE FOR FIRST WIN

JASON LA ROSE

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Hunter Floris got the scoring started with the first two goals, and the Cariboo Cougars hung on for a wild 4-3 win over the Cape Breton West Islanders on Wednesday night at the 2017 TELUS Cup.

The victory is the first for the tournament hosts, and creates a log jam in the standings; three teams – Cape Breton West, Mississauga and Leduc – are 2-1, with the Cougars just a point back at 1-1-1, and Séminaire Saint-François (1-2) another point behind.

Cariboo leaned heavily on its penalty kill to break into the win column; the Cougars held Cape Breton West to a single power-play goal on 13 chances. The teams combined for 20 opportunities with the man advantage.

The parade to the penalty box started early, with four minors in the opening 10 minutes. But Floris struck first during a rare stretch of five-on-five play, banging in a rebound at 14:38 after Islanders goaltender Colten Ellis couldn’t corral a shot from Darian Long.

He doubled the lead just shy of the 13-minute mark of the second period with one of the goals of the tournament, splitting the Cape Breton West defence before chipping a backhand past Ellis, and Daine Dubois poked in a loose puck off a scramble in the crease to push the advantage to 3-0 at 18:12.

The Atlantic champions got one back before the end of the middle frame on a five-on-three; Avery Warner set up Keenan Gillis for a one-timer in the slot, and he beat Cariboo netminder Marcus Allen to make it 3-1 after two periods.

That set up a wild third that included five penalties, 15 shots and three goals.

Sean Stewart made it a one-goal game at 9:06, beating Allen with a blast from the point, and a Cariboo penalty just 26 seconds later looked to keep the momentum on the Cape Breton West side.

But Riley Krane knocked down a pass in the neutral zone and sprung Long, who slipped a backhand five-hole on Ellis on a shorthanded breakaway to restore the two-goal lead with 8:18 to go.

Logan Chisholm cut the lead to 4-3 with a pretty goal, dangling around Cariboo defender and beating Allen to the far side with just under two minutes left, but that would be as close as the Maritimers would get.

One last power play with 20 seconds remaining gave Cape Breton West hope, but Allen kept the puck out with the Islanders swarming in the final seconds, sealing the victory.

Cariboo will go for consecutive wins against the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François on Thursday night (7:30 p.m. PT), right after Cape Breton West faces the Mississauga Rebels (4 p.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Hudson
Slashing (2:00)
03:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Logan Timmons
Interference (2:00)
05:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Maser
Interference (2:00)
07:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Spencer Barron
Tripping (2:00)
09:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Reid Perepeluk
Cross-Checking (2:00)
11:07
GOAL
Goal: Hunter Floris

Assists: Darian Long
14:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Jeremy Gervais
Closing Hand on Puck (2:00)
15:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Craig Ryan
Cross-Checking (2:00)
15:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Joel Patsey
Checking from Behind (2:00)
17:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Joel Patsey
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
17:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Mason Richey
Slashing (2:00)
19:34
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Trey Thomas
Cross-Checking (2:00)
01:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Trey Thomas
Slashing (2:00)
06:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Jeremy Gervais
Interference (2:00)
07:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Reid Perepeluk
Hit to the Head (2:00)
10:17
GOAL
Goal: Hunter Floris

Assists: Devin Sutton, Trey Thomas
12:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Morris
Slashing (2:00)
13:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam MacKinnon
Slashing (2:00)
16:21
GOAL
Goal: Daine Dubois (power play)

Assists: Jeremy Gervais, Tyler Maser
18:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonas Harkins
Boarding (2:00)
18:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Reid Perepeluk
Hit to the Head (2:00)
18:38
GOAL
Goal: Keenan Gillis (power play)

Assists: Avery Warner, Stephen Fox
19:47
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Malcolm MacEachern
Tripping (2:00)
01:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Jarin Sutton
Hit to the Head (2:00)
02:07
GOAL
Goal: Sean Stewart

Assists: Dylan MacDonald
09:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Riley Krane
Interference (2:00)
09:32
GOAL
Goal: Darian Long

Assists: Riley Krane
11:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Hudson
Hit to the Head (2:00)
16:16
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Logan Chisholm

Assists: Logan Timmons
18:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Riley Krane
Tripping (2:00)
19:40

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Marcus Allen HST 59 30 27 3 0.900
Colten Ellis ATL 60 32 28 4 0.875

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 2 L vs. Mississauga RebelsCEN
Apr 28, 2017
5 - 4 W @ QuébecQUE
Apr 30, 2017
2 - 1 W @ CentralCEN
Apr 29, 2017
4 - 3 W @ Cape Breton West IslandersATL
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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