Game Report 1099 National Jr A Championship
PLAYED AT: PCU Centre
Date: May 9, 2015
GAME NOTES: JAGO SCORES LATE, TERRIERS OPEN RBC CUP WITH WIN JASON LA ROSE PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – Tanner Jago’s goal with 7:50 to go broke open a tie game and led the Portage Terriers to a 3-2 win over the Penticton Vees in the opening game Saturday afternoon at the 2015 RBC Cup. Jago took a pass from Brad Bowles, faked a slap shot and stepped around a sliding Penticton defenceman before rifling a wrist shot under the arm of Vees goaltender Hunter Miska. The Terriers are the first host team to win the tournament’s first game since the Prince George Spruce Kings in 2007; hosts had lost three straight openers prior to Saturday. Shawn Bowles and Brett Orr had the other goals for Portage, which got a stand-out, 31-save performance from Zac Robidoux, who made just his fourth start of the postseason. Robidoux was the goaltender of record when the Terriers beat the Vees on April 28 in the preliminary round at the Western Canada Cup. Patrick Newell replied twice for Penticton, which also lost its opener at its last trip to Canada’s National Junior A Championship, in 2012, and proceeded to win its second national title. The Vees carried the play in the early minutes, outshooting Portage 6-1 in the first five minutes, and took a 1-0 lead when a wraparound attempt by Tyson Jost ended up on the stick of Newell, who had a wide open net to open the scoring. Bowles pulled the Terriers even very late in the opening frame, finishing off some pretty puck movement on a Portage power play by hammering a one-timer past Miska with just 0.3 seconds left in the period. After 31 combined shots in the first period the offences slowed down just a little in the second, with each team directing nine shots at the other’s net minder. The lone goal came off the stick of Orr, who blindly threw the puck on net from the point, only to see it make its way through traffic and through Miska to give the Terriers their first lead at 2-1 at 10:56. But the advantage would be short-lived once the puck dropped to start the third; Newell cut into the slot from the left of Robidoux and went across his body with a wrist shot, beating the Portage goaltender over the glove and tying the game at 2-2. The Vees had their chances throughout the game, including two posts and a crossbar, but three Penticton penalties in the last six minutes killed any serious chance of a comeback. Portage will look for back-to-back wins in front of what should be another raucous crowd at PCU Centre when they take on the Carleton Place Canadians on Sunday night (7 p.m. CT), while the Vees are back on the ice Sunday afternoon against the debuting Melfort Mustangs (2 p.m. CT).
Visiting Team: Penticton Vees
Home Team: Portage Terriers
PENTICTON VEES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G35  Miska, Hunter
  Fabbro, Dante
  Lee, Mike
  Bast, Gabe
  Bellerive, Jordan
 10  Gendron, Miles
 11  Newell, Patrick
 12  Serratore, Matthew
 15  Ramsey, Jack
 17  Cooper, Steen
 21  Hannoun, Demico
 27  Hilderman, Jarod
 28  Newsome, Mitch
 48  Chartier, Connor
 53  Sexton, Patrick
 67  Conroy, Dakota
 71  Jost, Tyson
 77  Zerter-Gossage, Lewis
 91  Alferd, Riley
PENTICTON VEES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Holding minor 10:401 10:4011:20
1st53 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking double minor 19:271 19:274:33
3rd21 2:00 Slashing minor 14:131 14:137:47
3rd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 16:361 16:365:24
3rd35 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 18:251 18:253:35
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
PORTAGE TERRIERS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G33  Robidoux, Zac
  Orr, Brett
  Ross, Davis
  Pochuk, Kevin
  Alexander, Matt
  Friesen, Taylor
  Bowles, Brad
 10  Wiebe, Jaryd
 11  Valiquette, Grant
 12  Jago, Tanner
 14  Zerban, Andrew
 15  Bowles, Shawn
 16  Gray, Garick
 19  Perreaux, Carson
 21  Waldvogel, Zack
 22  Jeanson, Tyler
 23  Boyd, Jordyn
 24  Schioler, Dane
 27  Peel, Landon
PORTAGE TERRIERS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st22 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 7:041 7:0414:56
1st12 2:00 Roughing minor 8:071 8:0713:53
1st14 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 15:261 15:266:34
2nd27 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 6:351 6:3515:25
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
PENTICTON VEES Goals PENTICTON VEES PLAYERS (plus) PORTAGE TERRIERS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st5:22  11-71            
3rd2:14  11-4-21            
                
PORTAGE TERRIERS Goals PORTAGE TERRIERS PLAYERS (plus) PENTICTON VEES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st19:59 PP 15-9-21            
2nd10:56  4-19            
3rd12:10  12-9-21            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
PENTICTON VEES 0 / 4
PORTAGE TERRIERS 1 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
PENTICTON VEES 10 min / 5 inf
PORTAGE TERRIERS 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
PENTICTON VEES 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
PORTAGE TERRIERS 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
PENTICTON VEES1012
PORTAGE TERRIERS1113
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
PEN - Miska (60:00) (L)1181029/0:003rd/20:00
POR - Robidoux (60:00) (W)189431/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 3:00 PM
  -  End: 3:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Alexandre Cote
Referee: Colin Watt
Linesmen: Jeremie Gauvin
Linesmen: Justin Verheaghe
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official National Jr A Championship Game Report.