Game Report 1675 RBC Cup
PLAYED AT: Centennial Civic Centre
Date: May 14, 2016
GAME NOTES: SPECIAL TEAMS LEAD WARRIORS PAST BOBCATS AT RBC CUP JASON LA ROSE LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Jonathan Desbiens and Jake LeBrun had two goals each, and the West Kelowna Warriors scored four times on special teams to beat the host Lloydminster Bobcats 5-2 in the opening game for both Saturday at the 2016 RBC Cup. West Kelowna converted on its first three power-play opportunities and scored a shorthanded goal for good measure to earn the victory in its debut at Canada’s National Junior A Championship. Liam Blackburn had the other goal for the Warriors and added three assists to take the very early tournament scoring lead, helping West Kelowna become the first Western Canada Cup champion to win its RBC Cup opener since the Surrey Eagles in 2013. Austin O’Rourke and Brett Smythe were the goal-scorers for Lloydminster, which fell into a 5-0 hole in the second period and couldn’t recover in its first game in five weeks. The West Kelowna power play struck twice in the first 13 minutes to give the Warriors an early advantage; Desbiens parked himself in front of the Lloydminster net and redirected a Quin Foreman shot past Bobcats goaltender Alex Leclerc to make it 1-0 at 7:11, and LeBrun picked up a loose puck in the slot and rifled it past Leclerc just over five minutes later to send the Warriors to the dressing room up 2-0. Both teams ratcheted up the offence in the second period, with the Bobcats holding a 19-15 advantage in shots on goal in the middle frame, but it was West Kelowna that added to its lead. Desbiens picked up his second of the game – and the lone West Kelowna marker scored at even strength – just 95 seconds into the middle frame, finding room through Leclerc’s five-hole for the eventual game-winner. LeBrun ripped a one-timer past Leclerc for his second at 12:58, and Blackburn watched his shorthanded shot trickle over the goal-line for the 5-0 goal not even two minutes after that, giving the Warriors all the offence they would need. O’Rourke finally gave the home crowd at the Centennial Civic Centre something to cheer about late in the second period, burying a rebound behind West Kelowna goaltender Keelan Williams to make it a 5-1 game after 40 minutes. The Bobcats continued to press in the third period, but only Smythe could find the back of the net, scoring on the power play with 7:35 to go to round out the scoring. Williams finished with 33 saves to record his fifth playoff win in place of injured starter Matthew Greenfield. The Warriors are right back to action Sunday, meeting the Brooks Bandits in a rematch of the Western Canada Cup final (7:30 p.m. MT), while the Bobcats see the ice next in the lone game Monday, taking on the Carleton Place Canadians (7:30 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: West Kelowna Warriors
Home Team: Lloydminster Bobcats
WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Williams, Keelan
G33  Farkas, Shane
  Harrison, Jake
  Anderson, Tyler
  Yaremko, Rylan
  Foreman, Quin
  Blumenschein, Kristian
  Mennear, Brett
 10  Sodergren, Connor
 11  LeBrun, Jake
 15  Gunville, Reed
 18  Hope, Kylar
 19  Forster, Garrett
 20  Basilico, Bryan
 22  Allan, Scott
 24  Desbiens, Jonathan
 25  Rutigliano, Nick
 26  Blackburn, Liam
 27  Marino, Kyle
 28  Marino, Jared
WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st10 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 7:111 7:1114:49
2nd20 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 13:051 13:058:55
3rd2:00 Tripping minor 11:371 11:3710:23
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Leclerc, Alex
G33  Diamond, Pierce
  Smith, Graydon
  Mumby, Griffin
  Moro, Greg
  Chynoweth, Ryan
  Pernitsky, Alex
  Bauld, Noah
 10  Giroux, Zac
 11  Messenger, Morgan
 12  Lloyd, Christian
 14  Wood, Stefan
 15  Spriggs, Kris
 17  Benshadle, Eric
 18  Darrar, Kevin
 19  Smythe, Brett
 21  O’Rourke, Austin
 22  Van Tetering, Troy
 26  Mulder, Taylor
 28  Quillan, Nick
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st28 10:00 (auto) misconduct 0:00  0:0010:00
1st2:00 (auto) Holding minor 4:141 4:1417:46
1st18 2:00 Tripping minor 11:111 11:1110:49
1st26 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 14:171 14:177:43
2nd21 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 11:471 11:4710:13
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS GoalsWEST KELOWNA WARRIORS PLAYERS (plus)LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st7:11 PP 24-7-11            
1st12:13 PP 11-18-26            
2nd1:35  24-25            
2nd12:58 PP 11-26-8            
2nd14:16 SH 26-27-6            
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS GoalsLLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS PLAYERS (plus)WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd17:20  21-11-14            
3rd12:25 PP 19-17-4            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS3 / 4
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS6 min / 3 inf
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS18 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS5 G + 9 A = 14 Pts
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS2305
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS0112
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
WKW - Williams (60:00) (W)618933/0:003rd/20:00
LLO - Leclerc (60:00) (L)712625/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:9:30 PM
  -  End:9:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Fraser Lawrence
Referee: Alex Garon
Linesman: Deion Foster
Linesman: Chad Huseby
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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