2017 TELUS Cup

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2017 TELUS Cup
Game #15
Preliminary
Final
April 28, 2017 6:00 pm PDT
CN Centre
Prince George, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
5
5
16
15
8
13
36

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
20
1 / 9
14

Game Story

COUGARS COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN PRELIM FINALE AT TELUS CUP

JASON LA ROSE

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Ty Kolle scored a pair of goals in the third period to tie the game, but the Cariboo Cougars fell a goal short of the semifinals at the 2017 TELUS Cup after a 2-2 draw with the Mississauga Rebels in the preliminary-round finale on Friday night.

The single point pulled the Cougars even with Cape Breton West and Leduc for the fourth and final semifinal spot, but the Islanders had the edge in goal differential in games between the three teams (CBW +2; LED 0; CAR -2), leaving the hosts – and Oil Kings – on the outside looking in.

Cariboo came out gunning against the Rebels, who had already clinched first place. By the 10-minute mark of the first period the Cougars held an 11-1 advantage in shots on goal, but Mississauga goaltender Christian Purboo was up to the task.

Patrick Sebben opened the scoring against the flow of play, getting a shot through from the point that hit both posts and beat Cariboo goaltender Marcus Allen at 12:56.

Evan Benwell doubled the lead less than four minutes later, slipping a shot underneath Allen after finding himself all alone in front of the Cariboo goal.

But that would be it for offence from the Rebels, who managed just 10 shots in the final 40 minutes.

It looked like that would be all they would need, though, with Purboo putting on another clinic between the pipes; he finished the preliminary round with a 4-1 record, 1.60 GAA and .939 save percentage.

With the hometown crowd at the CN Centre willing them on, the Cougars finally solved the Purboo puzzle in the third.

Kolle made it a one-goal game at 6:21, taking the puck to the net and roofing a shot just under the crossbar, and he tied it 2:30 later on the power play, circling out from behind the net before snapping a quick shot past Purboo.

Unfortunately for the hosts, there would be no go-ahead goal. Purboo closed the door over the final 11 minutes, making 11 of his 34 saves in the third period.

The Rebels will take on Cape Breton West in the second semifinal on Saturday afternoon (3:30 p.m. PT), looking to become the fourth-consecutive team from the GTHL to advance to the gold medal game.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Sebben
Cross-Checking (2:00)
00:25
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Nathan Smilsky)
Too Many Players (2:00)
08:40
GOAL
Goal: Patrick Sebben

Assists: Calder Lund, Dante Jones
12:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Darian Long
Interference (2:00)
14:15
GOAL
Goal: Evan Benwell

Assists: Thomas McKeown, Quentin Degano
16:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Dante Jones
Boarding (2:00)
16:54
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Myles Mattila
Hooking (2:00)
03:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Reid Perepeluk
Roughing (2:00)
03:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Elijah Gonsalves
Hooking (2:00)
07:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Daine Dubois
Interference (2:00)
12:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Massimo Petricca
Tripping (2:00)
15:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Benwell
Hooking (2:00)
18:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Ty Kolle
Closing Hand on Puck (2:00)
18:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Dante Jones
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
19:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Jeremy Gervais (Served by Hunter Floris)
Slashing (2:00)
19:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Jeremy Gervais
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
19:39
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Benwell
Tripping (2:00)
01:10
GOAL
Goal: Ty Kolle

Assists: Jeremy Gervais
06:21
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Nathan Smilsky)
Too Many Players (2:00)
08:27
GOAL
Goal: Ty Kolle (power play)

Assists: Daine Dubois
08:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Hill
Hooking (2:00)
11:00

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Christian Purboo CEN 60 36 34 2 0.944
Marcus Allen HST 59 16 14 2 0.875

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

Previous Games

4 - 1 W vs. WestWST
Apr 30, 2017
2 - 2 L vs. Mississauga RebelsCEN
Apr 28, 2017
1 - 2 L vs. AtlanticATL
Apr 29, 2017
2 - 2 L @ Cariboo CougarsHST
Apr 28, 2017
4 - 3 W @ Cape Breton West IslandersATL
Apr 26, 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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