Game Report 1100 National Jr A Championship
PLAYED AT: PCU Centre
Date: May 9, 2015
GAME NOTES: THERIEN GETS SHUTOUT, CANADIANS BLANK THUNDERBIRDS AT RBC CUP JASON LA ROSE PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – Guillaume Therien turned away all 27 shots he faced to lead the Carleton Place Canadians to a 4-0 win over the Soo Thunderbirds in the first game for both Saturday at the 2015 RBC Cup. Therien became the first goaltender to record a shutout at Canada’s National Junior A Championship since Surrey Eagles netminder Michael Santaguida, who blanked both the Truro Bearcats and Minnesota Wilderness at the 2013 tournament in Summerside, P.E.I. Jordan Larson and Andy Sturtz paced the offence with three points apiece; Larson scored twice and added an assist, while Sturtz had a goal and two helpers. Owen Stewart, the third member of the line, had two assists. Wesley Baker was the other goal scorer for Carleton Place. Sturtz, one of seven Canadians back from the team that lost the RBC Cup championship game to Yorkton last year, opened the scoring at 7:19, going to the backhand on a breakaway to beat Soo goaltender Mario Culina. Both teams turned up the offence in the second period, combining for 35 shots – 20 for Carleton Place and 15 for the Thunderbirds – though only the Canadians would find the back of the net. Baker took advantage of a scramble in front of Culina just past the four-minute mark of the middle frame, finally knocking the puck past the Soo goaltender on the fifth try. Larson’s first of the game came at 18:37 of the second; he cruised into the slot and hammered a one-timer past Culina off a feed from Sturtz to send the East Region champions to the dressing room up 3-0. He added his second at 13:30 of the third, roofing a puck from in very tight after Sturtz did the hard work to get the puck to the net. The Thunderbirds had their chances, but either couldn’t get the puck to bounce their way or were turned away by Therien, who has started all seven of the Canadians’ RBC Cup games over the last two years. Carleton Place sees the ice next on Sunday night when they meet the host Portage Terriers (7 p.m. CT) in a match-up of Day 1 winners, while the Thunderbirds will have Sunday off before facing the Melfort Mustangs in Monday’s lone game (7 p.m. CT).
Visiting Team: Soo Thunderbirds
Home Team: Carleton Place Canadians
SOO THUNDERBIRDS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Culina, Mario
  Busby, Matt
  Sicoly, Nicolas
  Grandinetti, Brandon
 10  Pinder, Matt
 12  Miller, Joey
 13  Katchouk, Boris
 14  Bellini, Jaren
 15  Miller, Anthony
 16  Shell, Devin
 17  Tassone, Nicolas
 18  Mitchell, Matthew
 20  Barbeau, Andrew
 21  Boman, Caleb
 23  Jeffries, Brett
 24  Radke, David
 26  Hillock, Eric
 27  Headrick, Owen
 28  Caruso, Matt
SOO THUNDERBIRDS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st20 2:00 Tripping minor 18:541 18:543:06
2nd2:00 Slashing minor 9:491 9:4912:11
2nd23 2:00 Slashing minor 12:431 12:439:17
3rd26 2:00 Slashing minor 9:561 9:5612:04
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Therien, Guillaume
  Eccles, David
  Brooks, Willie
  Campbell, Devin
  Stewart, Tyson
 10  Baker, Wesley
 11  Robinson, Alex
 12  Lloyd, Adam
 16  Sturtz, Andy
 17  Merkley, Connor
 18  Post, Vinny
 19  Van Horn, Bryce
 20  Dodson, Andrew
 21  Larson, Jordan
 22  Pefley, Craig
 23  Stewart, Owen
 25  St. Pierre, Maxime
 26  Baylis, Stephen
 27  Killins, Ryker
CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st18 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 12:491 12:499:11
1st11 2:00 Slashing minor 13:311 13:318:29
1st2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 13:351 13:358:25
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 12:051 12:059:55
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SOO THUNDERBIRDS Goals SOO THUNDERBIRDS PLAYERS (plus) CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS Goals CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS PLAYERS (plus) SOO THUNDERBIRDS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:19  16-9-21            
2nd4:51  10-4            
2nd18:37  21-16-9            
3rd13:30  21-16-26            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SOO THUNDERBIRDS 0 / 4
CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS 0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
SOO THUNDERBIRDS 8 min / 4 inf
CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SOO THUNDERBIRDS 0 G + A = 0 Pts
CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS 4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SOO THUNDERBIRDS0000
CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS1214
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SOO - Culina (60:00) (L)718732/0:003rd/20:00
CPC - Therien (60:00) (W)914326/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 8:00 PM
  -  End: 8:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Patrick Gagnon
Referee: Kyle Scrivens
Linesmen: Andrew Stammers
Linesmen: Darrell Surminski
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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