ZAJAC’S FOUR POINTS HELP THRASHERS SURVIVE REPS
SELKIRK, Man. – On Sunday night, the spotlight in the Zajac household belonged to Travis, who scored the overtime winner for New Jersey in Game 3 of its NHL conference quarter-final against Carolina.
The attention shifted to younger brother Nolan on Monday, as the blueliner scored once – the eventual game-winner – and added three assists in the Winnipeg Thrashers’ 5-4 win over Hamilton on Day 1 of the 2009 TELUS Cup.
Zajac’s goal on a four-on-three with 6:24 to go gave the Thrashers a 5-3 lead, and the 2008 silver medalists withstood a final minute goal from Conor McLaughlin and a late rally by the Reps to earn their sixth-consecutive round-robin win at the National Midget Championship, dating back to last year.
Michael Hay scored twice and added an assist for Winnipeg, while Alex Kampen, the Thrashers’ surprise leader in playoff scoring, and Ryan Magalas added single goals.
Matt Carey, Arie Dendekker, Andrew Radjenovic also scored for Hamilton, which made its return to the national championship after an 18-year absence – it finished sixth at the 1991 Air Canada Cup in Calgary, Alta. Benjamin Walsh picked up Player of the Game honours for the Reps with a two-assist performance.
|Arena||Selkirk Recreation Complex||Location||Selkirk, Man., Canada|
|Date||Monday, April 20, 2010||Time CT||8:00 PM ET|
|Hamilton Reps (CEN)||0||3||1||4|
|Winnipeg Thrashers (HST)||1||3||1||5|
|Goals & Penalties|
04:25 HST 4 Alex Kampen (11 Nolan Zajac) 4/4
01:06 HST 15 Colin Mospanchuk (Holding)
02:11 CEN 12 Arie Dendekker (Slashing)
04:08 HST 6 Ryan Dech (Tripping)
04:15 CEN Team (Too Many Men)
08:13 CEN 14 George Magur (High Sticking)
09:19 HST Team (Too Many Men)
14:15 CEN 13 Cal Smith (Hooking)
07:43 CEN 10 Matt Carey (12 Arie Dendekker, 17 Benjamin Walsh)
08:14 HST 17 Ryan Magalas (20 Jeremy Olinyk)
11:22 CEN 12 Arie Dendekker (17 Benjamin Walsh, 10 Matt Carey)
13:08 CEN 8 Andrew Radjenovic
17:22 HST 21 Michael Hay (10 Craig Scott, 11 Nolan Zajac)
19:49 HST 21 Michael Hay (10 Craig Scott, 11 Nolan Zajac)
03:58 CEN 9 Pat Root (Roughing)
04:28 CEN 16 Hunter Principi (Tripping)
13:59 HST 12 Kyle Lee (Interference)
18:06 CEN 7 Conor McLoughlin (Tripping)
13:36 HST 11 Nolan Zajac (22 Cam Hildebrand, 16 Cody Waterman) PP 4/3
19:27 CEN 7 Conor McLoughlin (12 Arie Dendekker, 8 Andrew Radjenovic)
11:50 CEN 5 Francesco Agresta (Tripping)
13:07 CEN 16 Hunter Principi (Tripping)
13:17 HST 6 Ryan Dech (Tripping)
|Hamilton Reps (CEN)||30 Lucas Farraway|
|Winnipeg Thrashers (HST)||35 Brett Gagnon|
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Hamilton Reps (CEN)||4||9||9||22|
|Winnipeg Thrashers (HST)||16||18||6||40|