2017 TELUS Cup

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2017 TELUS Cup
Game #16
Semifinal
Final (OT)
April 29, 2017 11:30 am PDT
CN Centre
Prince George, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
0
1
2
0
3
0
2
1
1
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
17
6
6
0
29
9
13
13
3
38

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
8
1 / 2
10

Game Story

PELLETIER PLAYS HERO, SENDS BLIZZARD TO TELUS CUP FINAL

JASON LA ROSE

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Jakob Pelletier scored 3:41 into overtime, giving the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-Francois a 4-3 semifinal win over the Regina Pat Canadians on Saturday afternoon, and a spot in the gold medal game at the 2017 TELUS Cup.

The Blizzard will meet either the Cape Breton West Islanders or Mississauga Rebels in the final on Sunday afternoon (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT, TSN 2/3/5) at the CN Centre.

It is the 10th time the Saint-Francois franchise will play for gold at Canada’s National Midget Championship, and the first since 2001, when it was known as the Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy and won its fourth national title in Prince George.

Early in the overtime period, Pelletier picked up the puck on the half-boards, walked around a sliding Regina defenceman and outwaited goaltender Dean McNabb before roofing the game-winner.

Pierrick Dubé got the game to an extra period, tying it with 2:53 remaining after the Pat Canadians had scored three in a row to erase a two-goal deficit.

A fast-paced first period failed to produce a goal, despite 17 shots from Regina.

The Blizzard needed just 68 seconds of the second period to open the scoring on the power play; after McNabb denied Dubé on a wraparound, Vincent Guy was there chip the puck up and over the Regina netminder.

Yan-Cédric Gaudreault made it 2-0 at 13:57, knocking a rebound past McNabb, but the Pat Canadians got that back late in the middle frame when a centering pass found its way to Preston Brodziak, who beat Philippe Gaudreault up high to send the West Region champions to the third period down just a goal.

Lukas Sillinger tied the game 7:16 into the third period, getting a couple whacks in front before beating Gaudreault, and a shot from Eric Pearce hit the Blizzard puck-stopper in the mask before popping over his head and into the net to put Regina in front for the first time midway through the final frame.

That set the stage for Dubé, who stuffed in a loose puck in the dying minutes to force overtime.

The loss means the Pat Canadians will meet the loser of the Cape Breton West-Mississauga semifinal in the bronze medal game Sunday morning (11 a.m. PT). Regina is after its second medal in three years, having won bronze in 2015.


Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierrick Dubé
Interference (2:00)
05:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Philippe Fortin
Cross-Checking (2:00)
14:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Keigan Callander (Served by Tyler Lees)
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
19:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Keigan Callander
Hit to the Head - Double Minor (4:00)
19:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakob Pelletier
Hit to the Head - Double Minor (4:00)
19:15
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Vincent Guy (power play)

Assists: Pierrick Dubé, Olivier Crête-Belzile
01:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Alex Kannok-Leipert
Kneeing (2:00)
04:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Xavier Lavoie
Kneeing (2:00)
09:35
GOAL
Goal: Yan-Cédric Gaudreault

Assists: Thomas Pelletier, Jakob Pelletier
13:57
GOAL
Goal: Preston Brodziak

Assists: Peyton Gorski, Lukas Sillinger
17:34
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Lukas Sillinger

Assists: Tyler Lees, Preston Brodziak
07:16
GOAL
Goal: Eric Pearce

Assists: Matthew Chekay
09:58
GOAL
Goal: Pierrick Dubé

Assists: Julien Létourneau, Thomas Pelletier
17:07
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Jakob Pelletier

Assists: Métis Roelens
03:41

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Dean McNabb WST 63 38 34 4 0.895
Philippe Gaudreault QUE 63 29 26 3 0.897

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 4 L @ CentralCEN
Apr 30, 2017
4 - 5 L vs. AtlanticATL
Apr 30, 2017
3 - 4 L @ QuébecQUE
Apr 29, 2017
4 - 3 W vs. WestWST
Apr 29, 2017
5 - 2 W vs. Cape Breton West IslandersATL
Apr 28, 2017
6 - 3 W vs. Leduc Oil KingsPAC
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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