Game Report 1644 TELUS Cup
PLAYED AT: qplex
Date: Apr 21, 2016
GAME NOTES: VITO’S SCORE SEVEN TO CLINCH BERTH IN TELUS CUP SEMIFINALS DAVID BRIEN QUISPAMSIS, N.B. – Ben Reid and Anderson MacDonald led the charge with two goals apiece, and the Saint John Vito’s punched their ticket to the semifinals at the 2016 TELUS Cup with a wild 7-6 win over the Saskatoon Contacts on Thursday night. It’s the first time Saint John has qualified for the semifinals in its four appearances at Canada’s National Midget Championship, and the first time an Atlantic-based host team has made the final four since the Dartmouth Kings won a bronze medal in 1992. Liam Frigault was the high point-getter for the Vito’s with four assists, while Ian Smallwood, Matt Palmer and Cole Theriault joined Reid and MacDonald as goal scorers. Smallwood opened the scoring for the hosts 9:43 into the first period, but Dino Antoniadis got the Contacts even just over three minutes later, taking advantage of a friendly bounce off the end boards. The teams traded shorthanded goals in the second period; Palmer poked the puck away from a Contacts defenceman before going five-hole on the backhand at 9:48 of the middle frame, but Quinton Ong matched Palmer with a man-down effort of his own at 14:53. Saint John came right back 10 seconds later on the same power play when Theriault beat Saskatoon goaltender Isaac LaBelle just inside the post, but Chance Adrian got the Contacts even again before the end of the period. With both teams needing a win, the third period was as wild a stanza as there has been all week, with the capacity crowd at the qplex rising and falling with every twist and turn. The Vito’s took their third lead just three minutes into the period after Kyle Anderson banked a shot off the end boards and onto the stick of MacDonald in front, and Reid gave Saint John the game’s first two-goal advantage just 43 seconds after that. Ong scored his second of the game – this time on the power play – at 6:41, but was matched by Reid, who netted his second 97 ticks later to make it a 6-4 game in favour of the Vito’s. Cue the comeback for the Contacts; Brett Hamm tapped in a rebound on another Saskatoon power play at 12:34, and Tyler Heidt beat Saint John goaltender Jake Stewart through traffic with 2:35 left to tie the game. But the West Region champions needed the full two points, and pulled LeBelle in the dying minutes. MacDonald took advantage, hitting the empty net from just outside the Saskatoon blue-line to provide the game-winning goal. Saskatoon finished with a narrow advantage in shots on goal, 33-32. The Vito’s will play for positioning in their preliminary round finale Friday against the first-place Lions du Lac St-Louis (4:30 p.m. AT), while the Contacts close out their season with a battle of winless teams, facing the Dartmouth Major Midgets (1 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: Saint John Vito's
Home Team: Saskatoon Contacts
SAINT JOHN VITO'S LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Parkhill, Michael
G31  Stewart, Jake
  Crowell, Cameron
  Smallwood, Ian
  Smith, Tyler
  McGaw, Sam
  Anderson, Kyle
  Reid, Ben
 10  Keating, Ian
 12  Hambly, Alex
 14  Drummond, Will
 15  Kelly, Will
 16  Palmer, Matt
 17  MacDonald, Anderson
 18  Frigault, Liam
 20  Theriault, Cole
 21  Simpson, John
 22  Johnson, Drew
 23  Garnett, Kyle
SAINT JOHN VITO'S PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st16 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 10:191 10:1911:41
1st20 2:00 Slashing minor 12:541 12:549:06
1st2:00 (auto) Holding the Stick minor 14:041 14:047:56
2nd15 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 8:441 8:4413:16
3rd23 2:00 Tripping minor 4:121 4:1217:48
3rd15 2:00 Slashing minor 5:51  5:5116:09
3rd17 2:00 (auto) Head Contact double minor 10:13  10:1313:47
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SASKATOON CONTACTS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G LaBelle, Isaac
G30  Frey, Jordan
  Hamm, Brett
  Penner, Luke
  LaBelle, Xavier
  Heidt, Tyler
  Vogel, Brody
 11  Haugen, Colby
 14  Ball, Justin
 15  Ong, Quinton
 16  Wieler, Austin
 17  Lieffers, Eli
 18  Gitzel, Ty
 19  Bumphrey, Jonah
 20  Albrecht, Carson
 21  McNeilly, Eric
 22  Adrian, Chance
 23  Antoniadis, Dino
   
SASKATOON CONTACTS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st17 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 4:491 4:4917:11
1st22 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 7:281 7:2814:32
2nd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 2:051 2:0519:55
2nd17 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 11:111 11:1110:49
2nd21 2:00 Slashing minor 13:471 13:478:13
3rd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 9:481 9:4812:12
3rd15 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 14:461 14:467:14
3rd2:00 Tripping minor 18:211 18:213:39
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SAINT JOHN VITO'S Goals SAINT JOHN VITO'S PLAYERS (plus) SASKATOON CONTACTS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st9:43  3-12-18            
2nd9:48 SH 16            
2nd15:03 PP 20-15-18            
3rd2:57  17-6-22            
3rd3:40  9-18-10            
3rd8:18  9-10-18            
3rd18:52 PP 17-14            
SASKATOON CONTACTS Goals SASKATOON CONTACTS PLAYERS (plus) SAINT JOHN VITO'S PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st13:11 PP 23-6-11            
2nd14:53 SH 15            
2nd18:47  22-17            
3rd6:41 PP 15-7            
3rd12:34 PP 3-15-7            
3rd17:35  7-22            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SAINT JOHN VITO'S 2 / 8
SASKATOON CONTACTS 3 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
SAINT JOHN VITO'S 14 min / 7 inf
SASKATOON CONTACTS 16 min / 8 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SAINT JOHN VITO'S 7 G + 11 A = 18 Pts
SASKATOON CONTACTS 6 G + 7 A = 13 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SAINT JOHN VITO'S1247
SASKATOON CONTACTS1236
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SNB - Stewart (60:00) (W)712827/0:003rd/20:00
SAS - LaBelle (60:00) (L)148325/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 6:30 PM
  -  End: 6:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official TELUS Cup Game Report.