BUFFALOES BOUNCE BACK FROM SLOW START, EARN WIN OVER REPS
SELKIRK, Man. – No one ever said winning a national championship was easy, but the Calgary Buffaloes might be making it a little harder than it has to be.
One day after seeing a third-period lead evaporate in a 4-4 tie with the Notre Dame Hounds, the Buffaloes found themselves in a 2-1 hole after 20 minutes before rebounding to score a 4-2 win over the Hamilton Reps on Tuesday at the 2009 TELUS Cup.
Cody Irving’s goal late in the second period stood up as the game-winner for the Buffaloes (1-0-1), who also got a pair of goals from captain Chris Collins and an insurance goal late in the third from Ryon Moser. Greg Lamoureux contributed to the win with three assists.
The Pacific Region champions found themselves in an early hole, taking four penalties in the opening seven minutes and finding themselves in a 1-0 hole after Francesco Agresta’s point shot beat netminder Sam Brittain.
The Reps (0-2) struck again on special teams very late in the first period, as Michael Holdich converted on a shorthanded breakaway, but that would be the last puck to beat Brittain, who turned aside 31 shots to record the win.
|Arena||Selkirk Recreation Complex||Location||Selkirk, Man., Canada|
|Date||Tuesday, April 21, 2009||Time CT||4:00 PM ET|
|Calgary Buffaloes (PAC)||1||2||1||4|
|Hamilton Reps (CEN)||2||0||0||2|
|Goals & Penalties|
06:11 CEN 5 Francesco Agresta (10 Matt Carey) PP
09:40 PAC 12 Chris Collins (17 Greg Lamoureux) PP
19:38 CEN 19 Michael Holdich SH
01:37 PAC 8 Matt Weisensel (Interference)
04:35 PAC 9 Brandon McLean (Slashing)
05:20 PAC 23 Cody Irving (Tripping)
06:51 PAC 18 Dylan Nowakowski (Checking from Behind)
06:51 PAC 18 Dylan Nowakowski (Game Misconduct)
09:13 CEN 11 Thomas Menechella (Roughing)
11:41 CEN 16 Hunter Principi (Kneeing)
18:51 CEN 5 Francesco Agresta (Roughing)
18:51 PAC 14 Riley Point (Roughing After Whistle)
18:51 CEN 5 Francesco Agresta (Roughing After Whistle)
01:09 PAC 12 Chris Collins (17 Greg Lamoureux, 21 Ryon Moser)
15:22 PAC 23 Cody Irving (14 Riley Point, 16 Matt Maleschuk)
06:07 PAC 6 Drydn Dow (Roughing After Whistle)
18:20 CEN 17 Benjamin Walsh (Tripping)
19:01 CEN 7 Conor McLoughlin (Hooking)
19:30 PAC 21 Ryon Moser (Hooking)
13:44 PAC 21 Ryon Moser (17 Greg Lamoureux) PP
01:07 PAC 7 Peter Kosterman (Interference)
12:21 CEN 3 Jeff Campanella (Hooking)
15:49 CEN 16 Hunter Principi (Holding)
16:48 CEN 6 Max Lamont (Hooking)
19:27 PAC 20 Brett Pinder (Elbowing)
|Calgary Buffaloes (PAC)||1 Sam Brittain|
|Hamilton Reps (CEN)||1 Joel Inouye|
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Calgary Buffaloes (PAC)||12||21||11||44|
|Hamilton Reps (CEN)||15||11||7||33|