2008 RBC Cup

Humboldt Broncos  7 -  Cornwall Colts  0


Make it eight in a row for the Humboldt Broncos.

The Broncos, who won the final three games of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League final against the Kindersley Klippers and swept the Portage Terriers in four straight in the ANAVET Cup, ran their winning streak to eight games with a convincing 7-0 win over the host Cornwall Colts in the opening game of the 2008 RBC Cup on Saturday night.

Laurent Benjamin had a hat trick and added two assists for the Broncos, who won their third straight game at the National Junior A Championship, dating back to their 2003 national title run.

The Colts were playing their first game in almost seven weeks, their Central Junior A Hockey League season coming to a close on March 18th with a 4-3 overtime loss to Smiths Falls in Game 5 of their opening round series.

While the Colts hung with Humboldt early – Edward Gale’s goal just shy of the four-minute mark was the lone goal of the opening period – the rust showed in the second, as Benjamin, with a pair, Jordan Schindel and Brady Wacker ran the Broncos’ lead to 5-0 after 40 minutes.

Schindel’s goal, a sharp angle shot off the helmet of Justin Roethlingshoefer spelled the end of the night for the Cornwall netminder, who allowed four goals in just over 34 minutes of work.

The Broncos scored twice with the powerplay and once shorthanded as they handed the Colts the worst loss by an RBC Cup host team since the Summerside Western Capitals fell 8-2 to Weyburn in 1997.

Taylor Nelson made 21 saves for the shutout, including 11 in the final frame when the Colts had an 11-4 advantage. The Broncos outshot Cornwall 27-21 overall.

Gale, who finished with two goals and two assists, was named Humboldt’s player of the game, while Cornwall captain Darcy Findlay picked up the honour for the Colts.

Cornwall returns to the ice at the Civic Complex on Sunday night when they take on the Oakville Blades at 7:00 p.m. ET, while the Broncos will enjoy an off day of Sunday before meeting the Camrose Kodiaks on Monday at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Ed Lumley Arena City, Country Cornwall, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 05/03/2008 Time (local) 07:00 PM ET
Attendance 3501 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Humboldt Broncos (WST) 1 4 2 7
Cornwall Colts (HST) 0 0 0 0
First Period
   03:52 WST 11 Edward Gale (24 Shawn Hunter, 17 Voldy Dashko)

   00:00 WST 30 Andrew Bodnarchuk (10-Minute Misconduct)
   00:00 WST 12 Jordan Schindel (10-Minute Misconduct)
   01:12 WST 5 Brady Wacker (Interference)
   08:12 HST 27 Guy Leboeuf (Boarding)
   11:58 WST 20 Matthew Kirzinger (Cross Checking)
   14:35 HST 20 David Chubb (AP) (Cross Checking)

Second Period
   09:03 WST 5 Brady Wacker (23 Tory Allan) PP
   10:32 WST 15 Laurent Benjamin (12 Jordan Schindel)
   14:11 WST 12 Jordan Schindel (11 Edward Gale, 15 Laurent Benjamin)
   16:41 WST 15 Laurent Benjamin (11 Edward Gale, 12 Jordan Schindel) PP

   07:39 HST 2 Mark Williams (Checking from Behind)
   07:39 HST 2 Mark Williams (Game Misconduct)
   11:49 HST 5 Sylvain Deslauriers (Interference)
   14:52 HST 17 Darcy Findlay (Tripping)
   16:59 WST 11 Edward Gale (Roughing)
   16:59 HST 12 Patrick Sitko (Slashing)

Third Period
   05:20 WST 11 Edward Gale (10 Steven Schroeder, 15 Laurent Benjamin)
   15:40 WST 15 Laurent Benjamin (12 Jordan Schindel) SH

   09:49 HST 17 Darcy Findlay (High Sticking)
   14:36 WST 22 Mitchell Stretch (Hooking)

Humboldt Broncos
1 Taylor Nelson On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Cornwall Colts
1 Jordan Bent On 2/14:12   Off 3/20:00
35 Justin Roethlingshoefer On 1/00:00   Off 2/14:11

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Humboldt Broncos 11 12 4 27
Cornwall Colts 4 6 11 21

Player of Game
Humboldt Broncos 11 Edward Gale
Cornwall Colts 17 Darcy Findlay
Referee David Lewis
Lines People David Lower, Mark Bradley
Goal Judge Brad Crawford, Tom Sweeney