2017 TELUS Cup

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2017 TELUS Cup
Game #19
Gold
Final (OT)
April 30, 2017 3:00 pm PDT
CN Centre
Prince George, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
2
0
2
1
5
4
0
0
0
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
10
5
11
2
28
10
12
22
3
47

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
4
1 / 2
8

Game Story

CHISHOLM SCORES IN OVERTIME, ISLANDERS WIN TELUS CUP

JASON LA ROSE

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Logan Chisholm tied the game with 5:51 left in the third period and won it 5:39 into overtime, giving the Cape Breton West Islanders a historic TELUS Cup with a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François on Sunday afternoon.

The Islanders are the first Atlantic team to ever win the gold medal. In the previous 44 years of the tournament, only two – the 2002 Dartmouth Subways and 2016 Saint John Vito’s – had even reached the final.

With both teams generating chances in a back-and-forth overtime, Chisholm turned in the slot and let go a wrist shot that tipped off the glove of Philippe Gaudreault and fell in behind the Saint-François goaltender, setting off a raucous celebration in the CN Centre that was likely heard all the way back in Nova Scotia.

The winner came after Chisholm had poked a loose puck past a sprawled-out Gaudreault to force the extra period and complete the comeback from a two-goal deficit in the final 16 minutes.

The teams met Monday in the tournament opener, a 2-1 win for the Islanders, and it was quickly apparent the gold medal game would be nothing like the curtain-raiser.

Samuel Dickner got the scoring started for the Blizzard when he hammered a shot past Cape Breton West netminder Colten Ellis just 3:08 in, but Jacob Hudson – fresh off being named MVP on Saturday night – wired a shot past Gaudreault to tie the game just over two minutes later.

Yan-Cédric Gaudreault would restore the lead for the Quebec champions 25 seconds after the Hudson goal, only for Stephen Fox to sneak in a backhand and bring the Islanders even again 1:44 after that.

In all, the teams combined for four goals in a span of 4:46, and the race was on.

The Blizzard seemed to take control late in the opening frame, scoring twice in the final four minutes. Dickner was first, tucking a forehand around Ellis on a shorthanded breakaway, and Vincent Guy tipped in a Thomas Pelletier shot on the power play to send Saint-François to the intermission up 4-2.

Both goaltenders settled in after a wild opening period, keeping the score the same heading to the third.

Ellis was at his best in the final 20 minutes, making 22 saves, including a game-saving glove save off Dickner on another shorthanded break. After a shaky start he stopped 43 of 47, including the last 37 shots he faced.

Fox scored his second of the game at 4:38 of the third, picking the corner past the glove of Gaudreault, making it a one-goal game and setting up Chisholm for his late-game heroics.

The loss denied the Blizzard a record-setting fifth national title, and kept Quebec without a gold medal since the Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy – the team that became Saint-François – won the Air Canada Cup in 2001 with a double-overtime win in Prince George.

The 2018 TELUS Cup will be held in Sudbury, Ont., with the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves playing host.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Samuel Dickner

03:08
GOAL
Goal: Jacob Hudson

Assists: Logan Chisholm
05:45
GOAL
Goal: Yan-Cédric Gaudreault

Assists: Métis Roelens, Jakob Pelletier
06:10
GOAL
Goal: Stephen Fox

Assists: Dylan MacDonald, Craig Ryan
07:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Craig Ryan
Interference (2:00)
13:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierrick Dubé
Tripping (2:00)
16:02
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Samuel Dickner

16:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Logan Timmons
Cross-Checking (2:00)
18:11
GOAL
Goal: Vincent Guy (power play)

Assists: Thomas Pelletier, Métis Roelens
19:29
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Philippe Fortin
Cross-Checking (2:00)
13:41
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Vincent Guy
Hit to the Head (2:00)
01:15
GOAL
Goal: Stephen Fox

Assists: Calum MacPherson, Ryan MacLellan
04:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Yan-Cédric Gaudreault
Slashing (2:00)
07:24
GOAL
Goal: Logan Chisholm

Assists: Jacob Hudson, Malcolm MacEachern
14:09
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Logan Chisholm

Assists: Jacob Hudson, Logan Timmons
05:39

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Colten Ellis ATL 65 47 43 4 0.915
Philippe Gaudreault QUE 65 28 23 5 0.821

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

5 - 4 W @ QuébecQUE
Apr 30, 2017
4 - 5 L vs. AtlanticATL
Apr 30, 2017
2 - 1 W @ CentralCEN
Apr 29, 2017
4 - 3 W vs. WestWST
Apr 29, 2017
2 - 5 L @ Regina Pat CanadiansWST
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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