2017 TELUS Cup

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2017 TELUS Cup
Game #18
Bronze
Final
April 30, 2017 11:00 am PDT
CN Centre
Prince George, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
15
19
41
10
13
10
33

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 9
14
1 / 5
22

Game Story

EISFELD STOPS 40, LEADS REBELS TO BRONZE MEDAL AT TELUS CUP

JASON LA ROSE

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Josh Eisfeld made 40 saves in his first start of the tournament, backstopping the Mississauga Rebels to the bronze medal at the 2017 TELUS Cup thanks to a 4-1 win over the Regina Pat Canadians on Sunday morning.

It’s the first medal ever for the Rebels, who were making their first-ever trip to Canada’s National Midget Championship. The loss left the Pat Canadians off the podium for just the second time in 10 all-time appearances.

After giving way to Christian Purboo – who was named Top Goaltender at the awards banquet Saturday night – for the first six games, Eisfeld made the most of his lone start, turning away 33 of 34 shots in the final two periods.

His team gave him the lead just past the midway mark of the opening frame on the power play; Carter Lund beat Regina goaltender Nathan Moore from the half-boards on the first Mississauga shot of the game.

Massimo Petricca needed just 70 seconds of the second period to make it 2-0, wiring a shot over the glove of Moore, and Ryan Madigan took advantage of a mishandled puck behind the net for a three-goal lead at 9:45.

That was all for Moore, who was replaced by Dean McNabb.

The Rebels stretched their advantage to four near the eight-minute mark of the third on another miscue; McNabb couldn’t get his glove down quick enough, and Benwell poked it free before scoring the 4-0 goal.

McNabb headed back to the bench after the goal, as Moore re-entered the game.

Regina finally solved Eisfeld when Alex Kannok-Leipert and Lukas Sillinger worked the puck around to Preston Brodziak, who knocked in a centering pass from in close, but the Pat Canadians would get no closer.

The West Region champions finished with a 41-33 advantage in shots on goal.


Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Nathan Smilsky)
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Elijah Gonsalves
Slashing (2:00)
06:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Keigan Callander
Interference (2:00)
09:07
GOAL
Goal: Calder Lund (power play)

Assists: Eric Mergelas, Evan Benwell
10:32
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Massimo Petricca

Assists: Bair Gendunov, Thomas McKeown
01:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Lukas Sillinger
Hit to the Head - Double Minor (4:00)
03:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Benwell
Holding the Stick (2:00)
06:58
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Madigan

09:45
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Dean McNabb

09:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Chase Nameth
Tripping (2:00)
10:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Axel Mierczuk
Kneeing (2:00)
13:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Eric Mergelas
Holding the Stick (2:00)
16:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Eric Mergelas
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
16:31
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Keigan Callander
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
02:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Sebben
Cross-Checking (2:00)
02:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Elijah Gonsalves
Hit to the Head - Double Minor (4:00)
04:47
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Evan Benwell

07:41
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Nathan Moore

07:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Sebben
Kneeing (2:00)
07:52
GOAL
Goal: Preston Brodziak (power play)

Assists: Lukas Sillinger, Alex Kannok-Leipert
08:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Jordan Kazymyra
Tripping (2:00)
12:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Elijah Gonsalves
Hooking (2:00)
13:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Herold
Slashing (2:00)
18:56

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Dean McNabb WST 17 8 7 1 0.875
Nathan Moore WST 42 25 22 3 0.880
Joshua Eisfeld CEN 60 41 40 1 0.976

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

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