Game Report 1108 National Jr A Championship
PLAYED AT: PCU Centre
Date: May 14, 2015
GAME NOTES: BIG LINE LEADS TERRIERS TO WIN OVER MUSTANGS, FIRST PLACE AT RBC CUP JASON LA ROSE PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – Brad Bowles had a goal and an assist and Zack Waldvogel chipped in with three helpers, all in a three-goal first period, as the Portage Terriers finished the preliminary round at the 2015 RBC Cup with a 3-2 win over the Melfort Mustangs on Thursday night. The victory gives the host Terriers first place in the round robin and means they will face Melfort once again, this time in Saturday night’s late semifinal (7 p.m. CT). The Penticton Vees and Carleton Place Canadians will meet in the other semifinal (2 p.m. CT). Landon Peel and Shawn Bowles did the rest of the scoring for Portage, which finished tied with Penticton atop the standings with identical 3-1 records, but took top spot based on its 3-2 win over the Vees in the tournament opener last Saturday. Travis Mayan and Cole Hyrsky had the goals for Melfort. With a jam-packed pro-Portage crowd at the PCU Centre rocking from the opening face-off, the Terriers controlled the play early and struck first when Brad Bowles jammed a wraparound past Mustangs goaltender Richard Palmer at the 12:01 mark. Peel made it 2-0 at 18:43 off a feed from Brad Bowles, and Shawn Bowles finished a Terriers-dominated first period just 47 seconds after that, giving the tournament hosts all the offence they would need. Penalty trouble cost Portage in the second period. Consecutive minors to Dane Schioler and Waldvogel gave the Mustangs a 39-second two-man advantage, and a long stretch of puck control finally ended in a goal when Mayan snuck a shot past an outstretched Justin Laforest to get Melfort within two after two. Hyrsky, the overtime hero for the Mustangs 24 hours earlier, made it interesting seven minutes into the third period, outracing a Portage defenceman and outwaiting Laforest before roofing a shot for the 3-2 goal. Melfort pressured in the dying minutes, but couldn’t find the tying goal. The Terriers are the 10th host team since 1990 to finish in first place in the preliminary round; of the first nine, three lost in the semifinals and four (Olds in 1994, Fort McMurray in 2000, Halifax in 2002 and Weyburn in 2005) won the national title.
Visiting Team: Portage Terriers
Home Team: Melfort Mustangs
PORTAGE TERRIERS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G35  Laforest, Justin
  Orr, Brett
  Ross, Davis
  Pochuk, Kevin
  Alexander, Matt
  Friesen, Taylor
  Bowles, Brad
 11  Valiquette, Grant
 12  Jago, Tanner
 14  Zerban, Andrew
 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
1st16 2:00 Roughing minor 2:25  2:2519:35
2nd21 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 0:241 0:241:36
2nd2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 1:531 1:530:07
2nd24 2:00 Slashing minor 13:231 13:238:37
2nd21 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 14:441 14:447:16
3rd2:00 Roughing minor 8:201 8:2013:40
3rd2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 11:451 11:4510:15
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
MELFORT MUSTANGS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G35  Palmer, Richard
  Berggren, Dawven
  Aasen, Jay
  Young, Eric
  Lemire, Luc
 11  Boyer, Justin
 14  Hermary, Nick
 15  Fauchoux, Adam
 20  Hyrsky, Cole
 22  Mayan, Travis
 23  Wilton, Regan
 24  Sinclair, Eric
 25  Argent, Sheldon
 26  Durham, Andrew
 27  Sobkowicz, Teal
 28  Boomgaarden, Riley
 44  Boutin, Dakota
 47  Frei, Tristan
 55  Heath, David
MELFORT MUSTANGS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Roughing minor 2:25  2:2519:35
1st44 2:00 Roughing minor 2:251 2:2519:35
1st2:00 Tripping minor 4:211 4:2117:39
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
PORTAGE TERRIERS Goals PORTAGE TERRIERS PLAYERS (plus) MELFORT MUSTANGS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st12:01  9-21            
1st18:43  27-9-21            
1st19:30  15-21-12            
MELFORT MUSTANGS Goals MELFORT MUSTANGS PLAYERS (plus) PORTAGE TERRIERS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd16:20 PP 22-20-9            
3rd7:11  20-4            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
PORTAGE TERRIERS 0 / 2
MELFORT MUSTANGS 1 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
PORTAGE TERRIERS 14 min / 7 inf
MELFORT MUSTANGS 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
PORTAGE TERRIERS 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
MELFORT MUSTANGS 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
PORTAGE TERRIERS3003
MELFORT MUSTANGS0112
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
POR - Laforest (60:00) (W)513826/0:003rd/20:00
MEL - Palmer (60:00) (L)791127/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 8:00 PM
  -  End: 8:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Alexander Cote
Referee: Patrick Gagnon
Linesman: Jeremie Gauvin
Linesman: Darrell Surminski
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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