2017 TELUS Cup

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2017 TELUS Cup
Game #11
Preliminary
Final
April 27, 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
4
7
1
12
8
10
10
28

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
28
0 / 6
24

Game Story

SMILSKY SCORES WINNER, REBELS BLANK ISLANDERS AT TELUS CUP

JASON LA ROSE

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Nathan Smilsky scored the lone goal of the game early in the third period, helping the Mississauga Rebels to a 1-0 win over the Cape Breton West Islanders on Thursday afternoon at the 2017 TELUS Cup.

The victory gives the Rebels sole possession of first place, and clinches a spot in the semifinals.

Just over four minutes had elapsed in the final period when Smilsky took a pass from Elijah Gonsalves, set himself in the slot and snapped a shot that beat Cape Breton West goaltender Colten Ellis to the blocker side.

That would be more than enough offence for Rebels netminder Christian Purboo, who needed to make just 12 saves to record his second shutout. He has allowed just two goals in his three starts.

Mississauga carried the play in the first period with the help of four power plays, but Ellis stopped all eight shots he faced to get the game to the intermission scoreless.

The stalemate continued into the second period, with both teams having their chances with the man advantage, but Purboo and Ellis continued to steal the show, combining for 29 saves in the opening 40 minutes.

After Smilsky broke the ice the Rebels went into defensive lockdown, allowing just a single shot on goal in the third period. A late double-minor put the Islanders on the power play for the final 3:36, but they could not manage a shot on goal, and dropped their second in a row to even their record at 2-2.

Mississauga will finish its preliminary round Friday against the host Cariboo Cougars (6 p.m. PT), looking to clinch first place, while Cape Breton West will try to book its semifinal spot when it closes against the Regina Pat Canadians (10 a.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Craig Ryan
Hooking (2:00)
00:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Hudson
Boarding (2:00)
06:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Sebben
Hit to the Head (2:00)
10:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Logan Timmons
Hit to the Head - Double Minor (4:00)
17:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Calum MacPherson
Cross-Checking (2:00)
19:30
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam MacKinnon
Boarding (2:00)
04:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Sebben
Hit to the Head (2:00)
04:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Hill
Hit to the Head (2:00)
06:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Calum MacPherson
Slashing (2:00)
14:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Hudson
Roughing (2:00)
17:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Axel Mierczuk
Roughing (2:00)
17:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Benwell
Interference (2:00)
18:32
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Nathan Smilsky

Assists: Elijah Gonsalves, Quentin Degano
04:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Colten Ellis
Hit to the Head - Double Minor (4:00)
04:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Avery Warner
Slashing (2:00)
04:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Josiah DeGazon
Roughing (2:00)
04:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Quentin Degano
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
07:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Logan Chisholm
Roughing (2:00)
08:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Elijah Gonsalves
Cross-Checking (2:00)
08:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Keenan Gillis
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
08:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Benwell
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
08:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Hudson
Roughing (2:00)
10:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan O’Hara
Roughing (2:00)
10:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Hill
Spearing (2:00)
16:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Hill
Spearing (2:00)
16:24

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Colten Ellis ATL 60 28 27 1 0.964
Christian Purboo CEN 60 12 12 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 1 - SVS - 27 - SV% - 0.964
GA 0 - SVS - 12 - SV% - 1.000
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

5 - 4 W @ QuébecQUE
Apr 30, 2017
4 - 1 W vs. WestWST
Apr 30, 2017
2 - 1 W @ CentralCEN
Apr 29, 2017
1 - 2 L vs. AtlanticATL
Apr 29, 2017
2 - 5 L @ Regina Pat CanadiansWST
Apr 28, 2017
2 - 2 L @ Cariboo CougarsHST
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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