BUFFALOES EARN SEMIFINAL BERTH WITH WIN OVER FLYERS
SELKIRK, Man. – It is on to the semifinals for the Calgary Buffaloes at the 2009 TELUS Cup.
Calgary captain Chris Collins scored twice – his tournament-leading seventh and eighth goals – and added an assist and the Buffaloes capitalized on the chances they had early, earning a 6-2 win over the Moncton Flyers in the round-robin finale for both on Friday morning.
The win moves the Buffaloes (2-1-2) into the semifinals at the National Midget Championship for the second year in a row, while the Flyers saw their hopes of seeing weekend action dashed with the loss.
With the Selkirk Recreation Complex packed and loud thanks to more than 1,000 local school children, the Flyers (1-4) carried much of the play in the opening 20 minutes, outshooting Calgary 13-4 in the frame. But Collins scored on two of the Buffaloes’ four shots, putting the Atlantic Region champions in an early hole.
Phil Tot, Brett Pinder and Drydn Dow added goals in the second period to push the lead to 5-0, more than enough to put the Pacific Region representatives through to Saturday. Dylan Nowakowski scored late for the Buffaloes, who will await the results of Friday’s other games to find out when and who they will meet in final four action.
Alex Saulnier and Joslin Gallant scored the goals for Moncton, who outshot Calgary 38-22.
|Arena||Selkirk Recreation Complex||Location||Selkirk, Man., Canada|
|Date||Friday, April 24, 2009||Time CT||10:00 AM ET|
|Calgary Buffaloes (PAC)||2||3||1||6|
|Moncton Flyers (ATL)||0||1||1||2|
|Goals & Penalties|
01:41 PAC 12 Chris Collins (16 Matt Maleschuk)
09:00 PAC 12 Chris Collins (8 Matt Weisensel, 17 Greg Lamoureux)
14:44 PAC 6 Drydn Dow (Roughing)
07:56 PAC 19 Phil Tot (14 Riley Point, 15 Mitchell Board)
11:34 PAC 20 Brett Pinder (10 Joel Lowry, 6 Drydn Dow)
14:31 PAC 21 Ryon Moser (12 Chris Collins, 6 Drydn Dow) PP
17:54 ATL 21 Alex Saulnier (19 Allain Saulnier, 6 Zack Cahill)
08:27 PAC 19 Phil Tot (Inter. on Goaltender)
14:03 ATL 27 Sawyer Hannay (Interference)
18:42 PAC 17 Greg Lamoureux (Roughing)
18:22 ATL 25 Joslin Gallant (16 Jean-Marc Leger)
19:10 PAC 18 Dylan Nowakowski (10 Joel Lowry, 8 Matt Weisensel)
03:17 PAC 14 Riley Point (Hooking)
07:34 ATL 25 Joslin Gallant (Hooking)
|Calgary Buffaloes (PAC)||1 Sam Brittain
31 Weston Joseph
|Moncton Flyers (ATL)||29 Scott Cale
31 Aaron Hamilton
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Calgary Buffaloes (PAC)||4||10||8||22|
|Moncton Flyers (ATL)||13||13||12||38|