Game Report 1886 National Jr A Championship
PLAYED AT: Prospera Centre
Date: May 13, 2018
GAME NOTES: WILD COME FROM BEHIND TO EDGE PISTONS, STAY UNBEATEN JASON LA ROSE CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Zak Galambos and A.J. Vanderbeck scored less than four minutes apart in the third period to turn a one-goal deficit into a one-goal lead, and the Wenatchee Wild made it two wins in as many days at the 2018 RBC Cup with a 4-3 victory over the Steinbach Pistons on Sunday afternoon. The three points all but lock up a semifinal spot for the Pacific Region champions; since the tournament went to a five-team format in 1990, no team with at least two wins has ever missed the final four. After Daniel McKitrick gave the Pistons a 3-2 lead early in the third period, Galambos struck for a power-play goal just over a minute later before Vanderbeck rocketed a slap shot over the short-side shoulder of Steinbach goaltender Matthew Thiessen for the game-winner. Early on it looked like a quick turnaround would doom the Wild, who were back on the ice only 16 hours after finishing their tournament-opening overtime win over Chilliwack on Saturday night. Luke Bellerose opened the scoring for the Pistons just 2:33 in, burying a Brady Tatro rebound, and Austin Heidemann raced in and went five-hole on Wenatchee netminder Austin Park for the 2-0 goal at 5:06. That would be all for Park, who allowed two goals on four shots before giving way to Seth Eisele. Jasper Weatherby got the comeback started for the Wild in the final minute of the first period, going bar-down from the slot, and he tied it less than a minute into the second when he danced his way past a defender before tucking a beauty around Thiessen. After being outshot 11-5 in the first period, Wenatchee held a one-sided 21-6 edge over the final 40 minutes, neutralizing a Steinbach offence that averaged the fourth-most goals per game in the country this season. McKitrick briefly gave the Pistons another lead when he ripped a one-timer past Eisele at 2:26 of the final frame, but that would be it for offence from the West Region champions, who made their national championship debut. Weatherby finished with two goals and an assist in the win, while Vanderbeck had a goal and two helpers. Steinbach is right back to it Monday night, taking on the Wellington Dukes in the lone game on the schedule (7 p.m. PT), while the Wild see the ice next on Tuesday afternoon against the Ottawa Jr. Senators (2 p.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Steinbach Pistons
Home Team: Wenatchee Wild
STEINBACH PISTONS LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Radomsky, Matthew
G35  Thiessen, Matthew
  Gula, Darby
A Taraschuk, Mark
  Wilson, Mark
 10  Martin, Brendan
 11  Heidemann, Austin
 12  Lalli, Jaret
 14  Johnson, Jack
A15  Schoonbaert, Bradley
 16  Culleton, Tristan
 17  Tatro, Brady
 18  McKitrick, Daniel
 20  Mole, Tanner
 23  Graham, Declan
 25  Bennett, Easton
 26  McConnell, Tyson
C27  Purtill, Braden
 29  Bellerose, Luke
 67  Worrad, Drew
STEINBACH PISTONS PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st27 2:00 Slashing 11:061 11:0613:06
2nd29 2:00 Hooking 7:391 7:399:39
3rd2:00 High-Sticking 2:571 3:043:53
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
WENATCHEE WILD LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Eisele, Seth
G35  Park, Austin
  Sasaki, Chad
  Stratton, Murphy
  Zech, Cooper
  Von Ungern, August
 11  Sowder, Lucas
 12  Arnold, Josh
 13  Morton, Sam
A14  Weatherby, Jasper
 15  Galambos, Zak
 16  Wozniak, Jackson
A17  Demin, Slava
C19  Vanderbeck, A.J.
 20  Svejkovsky, Lukas
 21  Hesler, Sam
 22  Iannone, Nathan
 26  Modry, Jacob
 27  Usher, Drake
 28  Dorsey, Matt
WENATCHEE WILD PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st17 2:00 Interference 13:511 13:5115:51
2nd2:00 Interference 10:121 10:1212:12
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
STEINBACH PISTONS GoalsSTEINBACH PISTONS PLAYERS (plus)WENATCHEE WILD PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st2:33  29-17-7            
1st5:06  11-15-16            
3rd2:26  18-26-8            
                
WENATCHEE WILD GoalsWENATCHEE WILD PLAYERS (plus)STEINBACH PISTONS PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st19:21  14-19            
2nd:21  14-19-20            
3rd3:53 PP 15-7-14            
3rd7:31  19-12-2            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
STEINBACH PISTONS0 / 2
WENATCHEE WILD1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
STEINBACH PISTONS6 min / 3 inf
WENATCHEE WILD4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
STEINBACH PISTONS3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
WENATCHEE WILD4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
STEINBACH PISTONS2013
WENATCHEE WILD1124
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
STE - Thiessen (60:00) (L)714728/0:003rd/20:00
WEN - Park (5:06) 2002/0:001st/5:06
WEN - Eisele (54:54) (W)74314/5:063rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:2:08 PM
  -  End:4:23 PM
  -  Attendance: 
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official National Jr A Championship Game Report.