Game Report 1651 TELUS Cup
PLAYED AT: qplex
Date: Apr 24, 2016
GAME NOTES: NORTH YORK TOPS HOST VITO’S FOR FIRST TELUS CUP TITLE DAVID BRIEN QUISPAMSIS, N.B. – Aidan Casey scored two goals to pace the offence and help the North York Rangers win the TELUS Cup for the first time ever with a 4-1 win over the Saint John Vito’s on Sunday. It is the second consecutive year that a team from the Greater Toronto Hockey League has won Canada’s National Midget Championship; the Toronto Young Nationals claimed the national title in 2015. Liam Gillanders and James Turner added a goal and an assist apiece for the Rangers, who became the third Central Region champion to win gold, joining the Young Nationals and 2008 Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves. Will Kelly had the lone goal for the host Vito’s, who equaled the best finish for an Atlantic team in tournament history – the 2002 Dartmouth Subways, led by a 14-year-old Sidney Crosby, also won silver – and are the first New Brunswick team to ever win a medal. The capacity crowd at the qplex had the Vito’s going early, with Anderson MacDonald getting three quality scoring chances in the opening minutes, but Rangers goaltender Jett Alexander kept the game scoreless. Casey got the game’s first goal at 7:35, letting go a wrist shot that beat screened Saint John netminder Jake Stewart, but Kelly buried a rebound behind Alexander 1:11 later to tie the game. The next goal wouldn’t come until just shy of the midway mark of the second period, and it came on a North York power play; Gillanders’ slap shot from the point hit a Saint John player on its way through and found the five-hole on Stewart to give the Rangers the lead for good. Defence took over from there, with North York winning puck battles, keeping possession and making sure most of the play was in the Saint John zone; the Vito’s managed just 10 shots in the final 40 minutes. With Saint John pressuring late for the tying goal, Casey jumped on a loose puck in the neutral zone and outraced everyone, going to the backhand to beat Stewart for an insurance goal with 2:16 to go. Turner found the empty net with 99 seconds left to clinch the win, and the national title. The Rangers finished with a 26-18 advantage in shots on goal; the 44 combined shots were the lowest of any game during the tournament. The 2017 TELUS Cup, Canada’s 44th National Midget Championship, will be held April 23-30, 2017, with the Cariboo Cougars of the B.C. Major Midget League playing host.
Visiting Team: Saint John Vito's
Home Team: North York Rangers
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
 19  Lafreniere, Alex
 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
1st2:00 (auto) Holding minor 18:301 18:303:30
2nd17 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 7:591 7:5914:01
2nd10 2:00 Tripping minor 13:591 13:598:01
3rd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 7:231 7:2314:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
NORTH YORK RANGERS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G35  Henderson, Kyle
G72  Alexander, Jett
  Smith, Jeremy
  Calverley, William
 12  Bukvic, Christopher
 14  Gillanders, Liam
 18  Casey, Aidan
 19  Holm, Noah
 21  Pineo, Jason
 26  Cohen, Kenneth
 27  Tsiampas, Daniel
 44  Hunter, Will
 46  Adamson, Spencer
 47  Wong, Eric
 61  Santia, Matteo
 81  Turner, James
 83  Josling, Sean
 91  Park, Davis
 97  Perone, Mark
   
NORTH YORK RANGERS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Interference minor 14:201 14:207:40
2nd21 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 2:461 2:4619:14
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SAINT JOHN VITO'S Goals SAINT JOHN VITO'S PLAYERS (plus) NORTH YORK RANGERS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st8:46  15-6            
                
                
                
NORTH YORK RANGERS Goals NORTH YORK RANGERS PLAYERS (plus) SAINT JOHN VITO'S PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:35  18-2-19            
2nd9:06 PP 14-81-21            
3rd17:44  18-14            
3rd18:21  81            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SAINT JOHN VITO'S 0 / 2
NORTH YORK RANGERS 1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
SAINT JOHN VITO'S 8 min / 4 inf
NORTH YORK RANGERS 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SAINT JOHN VITO'S 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
NORTH YORK RANGERS 4 G + 5 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SAINT JOHN VITO'S1001
NORTH YORK RANGERS1124
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SNB - Stewart (57:58) (L)107522/0:003rd/17:58
SNB - Stewart (1:39) (L)0000/18:213rd/20:00
NYR - Alexander (60:00) (W)76417/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 4:00 PM
  -  End: 4:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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