LATE-GAME HEROICS GIVES LAVAL-BOURASSA TIE WITH HAMILTON
SELKIRK, Man. – Another day, another terrific finish at the 2009 TELUS Cup.
Antony Courcelles was the hero for the Rousseau Sports de Laval-Bourassa, scoring with 3.2 seconds remaining on the clock to give his team a 2-2 tie with the Hamilton Reps on Wednesday afternoon at the Selkirk Recreation Complex.
Courcelles’ goal came on the 12th power play of the game for the Rousseau Sports, and allowed them to pick up the all-important single point. Sitting at 1-1-1 through three games, Laval-Bourassa remains very much in the hunt for a Saturday semifinal berth.
Michaël Ortika also scored for the Quebec champions, who are trying to become the 12th-consecutive team from that province to win a medal at the National Midget Championship and the 21st in a row to make the semifinals – Laval, in its first appearance in 1988, was the last Quebec team to miss the final four.
Andrew Radjenovic scored both goals for the Reps (0-2-1), who almost pulled off the win despite penalty troubles. Lucas Farraway was spectacular between the pipes for the Central Region champions, turning aside 29 shots, many with his team under fire on the penalty kill.
|Arena||Selkirk Recreation Complex||Location||Selkirk, Man., Canada|
|Date||Wednesday, April 22, 2009||Time CT||11:00 AM ET|
|Hamilton Reps (CEN)||2||0||0||2|
|Rousseau Sports de Laval-Bourassa (QUE)||1||0||1||2|
|Goals & Penalties|
05:08 QUE 24 Michaël Ortika (28 Sébastien Bergeron, 13 Eliezer Sherbatov) PP
13:46 CEN 8 Andrew Radjenovic (11 Thomas Menechella, 7 Conor McLoughlin)
19:10 CEN 8 Andrew Radjenovic (6 Max Lamont, 5 Francesco Agresta) PP
01:20 CEN 11 Thomas Menechella (Interference)
04:50 CEN 16 Hunter Principi (Cross Checking)
05:32 CEN 10 Matt Carey (High Sticking)
08:02 CEN 12 Arie Dendekker (Head Butting)
09:04 CEN 14 George Magur (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
09:31 QUE 28 Sébastien Bergeron (Inter. on Goaltender)
10:02 CEN 12 Arie Dendekker (Head Butting)
14:08 QUE 8 Michaël Turcotte (Holding)
18:34 QUE 13 Eliezer Sherbatov (Roughing After Whistle)
05:13 CEN 8 Andrew Radjenovic (Inter. on Goaltender)
06:55 CEN 11 Thomas Menechella (Holding)
09:04 CEN 9 Pat Root (Cross Checking)
10:54 CEN 7 Conor McLoughlin (Hooking)
17:06 QUE 42 Sean Girard (Cross Checking)
19:57 QUE 17 Antony Courcelles (19 Alexandre Lavoie, 28 Sébastien Bergeron) PP
00:32 QUE 15 Maxim Lamarche (Hooking)
04:37 QUE 42 Sean Girard (Holding)
05:12 QUE 26 Kevin Fiset (Tripping)
08:52 CEN 12 Arie Dendekker (Game Misconduct)
08:52 CEN 12 Arie Dendekker (Checking from Behind)
12:28 QUE 26 Kevin Fiset (Delay of Game)
18:01 CEN 5 Francesco Agresta (Interference)
|Hamilton Reps (CEN)||8 Andrew Radjenovic|
|Rousseau Sports de Laval-Bourassa (QUE)||18 Thomas Martin|
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Hamilton Reps (CEN)||9||8||16||33|
|Rousseau Sports de Laval-Bourassa (QUE)||8||15||8||31|