Game Report 1105 National Jr A Championship
PLAYED AT: PCU Centre
Date: May 12, 2015
GAME NOTES: TERRIERS GET POINTS FROM 12, HAMMER THUNDERBIRDS AT RBC CUP JASON LA ROSE PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – Brad Bowles scored a hat trick and added an assist to lead a balanced offence, helping the Portage Terriers to a 7-2 win over the Soo Thunderbirds on Tuesday night at the 2015 RBC Cup. The win clinches a semifinal spot for the host Terriers and ends the RBC Cup dreams of the Thunderbirds, who dropped to 0-3 and have been eliminated from playoff contention. Portage is the 12th consecutive host team to advance to the semifinals; the last time a host didn’t get out of the preliminary round was the Charlottetown Abbies in 2003. Grant Valiquette, Tanner Jago, Carson Perreaux and Jordyn Boyd had the other goals for the Terriers, who bounced back from just their second shutout loss of the season, a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Carleton Place Canadians on Sunday night. Bowles made sure that wouldn’t happen again early on Tuesday, redirecting a feed from twin broth Shawn between the legs of Soo goaltender Mario Culina just 7:47 into the first period. Valiquette doubled the lead at 15:16, turning a Thunderbirds defenceman inside out before roofing a wrist shot over Culina’s glove, helping Portage take a 2-0 lead to the first intermission. The Terriers’ power play struck only 47 seconds into the second period when Jago hammered home a one-timer from the point on a two-man advantage, but his captain counterpart, Anthony Miller, banked in a shot from behind the net less than two minutes later to get Soo on the board. Bowles got a lucky bounce of his own at 6:25 when his centering feed to Zack Waldvogel hit a Thunderbirds stick and beat Culina, and Carson Perreaux stormed the Soo net to jam in the 5-1 goal at 18:11. Eric Hillock knocked a rebound past Portage goaltender Zac Robidoux just 15 seconds after Perreaux’s goal to cut the Terriers’ lead to 5-2 after 40 minutes. Boyd restored the four-goal advantage on a Portage power play after just 64 seconds of the third period, beating Culina on a one-timer from the face-off dot, and Bowles capped his hat trick by going upstairs on a shorthanded breakaway. That would be all for Culina, who was replaced by Brian Kment for the last eight minutes. Portage doubled up Soo in shots on goal, finishing with a 34-17 advantage. The Terriers will finish their preliminary round schedule on Thursday night when they take on the Melfort Mustangs (7 p.m. CT), while the Thunderbirds will play for pride in their final game, facing the Penticton Vees in the Thursday matinee (2 p.m. CT).
Visiting Team: Soo Thunderbirds
Home Team: Portage Terriers
SOO THUNDERBIRDS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Culina, Mario
G35  Kment, Brian
  Busby, Matt
  Sicoly, Nicolas
  Grandinetti, Brandon
 10  Pinder, Matt
 12  Miller, Joey
 13  Katchouk, Boris
 14  Bellini, Jaren
 15  Miller, Anthony
 17  Tassone, Nicolas
 18  Mitchell, Matthew
 20  Barbeau, Andrew
 21  Boman, Caleb
 23  Jeffries, Brett
 24  Radke, David
 25  Dea, Connor
 26  Hillock, Eric
 27  Headrick, Owen
 28  Caruso, Matt
SOO THUNDERBIRDS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st23 2:00 Tripping minor 19:021 19:022:58
1st21 2:00 Roughing minor 20:001 20:002:00
2nd21 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 19:201 19:202:40
3rd14 2:00 Slashing minor 7:381 7:3814:22
3rd20 2:00 Roughing after the whistle minor 14:591 14:597:01
3rd2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 17:46  17:464:14
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
PORTAGE TERRIERS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G33  Robidoux, Zac
  Dwyer, Mackenzie
  Orr, Brett
  Ross, Davis
  Pochuk, Kevin
  Alexander, Matt
  Friesen, Taylor
  Bowles, Brad
 11  Valiquette, Grant
 12  Jago, Tanner
 15  Bowles, Shawn
 16  Gray, Garick
 19  Perreaux, Carson
 20  Swier, Ryan
 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
1st2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 1:301 1:300:30
1st2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 8:271 8:2713:33
1st11 2:00 Tripping minor 17:141 17:144:46
2nd11 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking double minor 14:041 14:049:56
3rd23 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 11:371 11:3710:23
3rd16 2:00 Roughing after the whistle minor 17:46  17:464:14
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SOO THUNDERBIRDS Goals SOO THUNDERBIRDS PLAYERS (plus) PORTAGE TERRIERS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd2:21  15-2-24            
2nd18:26  26-12            
                
                
                
                
                
PORTAGE TERRIERS Goals PORTAGE TERRIERS PLAYERS (plus) SOO THUNDERBIRDS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:47  9-15-12            
1st15:16  11-19-16            
2nd:47 PP 12-21-9            
2nd6:25  9            
2nd18:11  19-22            
3rd1:04 PP 23-6-5            
3rd12:12 SH 9-20            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SOO THUNDERBIRDS 0 / 5
PORTAGE TERRIERS 2 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
SOO THUNDERBIRDS 12 min / 6 inf
PORTAGE TERRIERS 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SOO THUNDERBIRDS 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
PORTAGE TERRIERS 7 G + 10 A = 17 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SOO THUNDERBIRDS0202
PORTAGE TERRIERS2327
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SOO - Culina (52:12) (L)971127/0:003rd/12:12
SOO - Kment (7:48) 0000/12:123rd/20:00
POR - Robidoux (60:00) (W)63615/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 8:00 PM
  -  End: 8:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Michael Campbell
Referee: Colin Watt
Linesmen: Jeremie Gauvin
Linesmen: Darrel Surminski
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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