Game Report 2440 TELUS Cup
PLAYED AT: Fort William Gardens
Date: Apr 26, 2019
GAME NOTES: BUFFALOES STRIKE EARLY, BEAT MACS TO CLINCH SEMIFINAL SPOT JASON LA ROSE THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Braden Plaschewsky, Justin Ross and Marco Lopez scored goals in the first 12 minutes, propelling the Calgary Buffaloes to a 5-2 win over the Halifax Macs on Friday and a spot in the semifinals at the 2019 TELUS Cup. The victory means the Buffaloes will finish third in the preliminary round and sets up a semifinal match-up against the Toronto Young Nationals on Saturday afternoon (2 p.m. ET). The win also clinches a playoff spot for the Tisdale Trojans, who will meet the Cantonniers de Magog in the second semifinal (6 p.m. ET). Calgary had all but locked up a playoff spot before the puck dropped but didn’t leave anything to chance, taking the game to the Macs – who needed a victory to advance – in the first period. Plaschewsky needed only 58 seconds to find the scoreboard, corralling a centring pass from Ryan Shostak and slipping a quick shot underneath Halifax goaltender Liam Oxner. Ross doubled the lead at 9:44, jumping on a rebound in the slot and going over the glove of Oxner, and Lopez banged in a second chance just 83 seconds after that to put the Atlantic Region champions in a massive early hole. Dylan James made it a four-goal game 69 seconds in the second period, jamming in a loose puck in the crease after a shot from Sam Witt squeezed through Oxner, giving the Pacific titlists even more of a cushion. The Macs finally got to Calgary netminder Garin Bjorklund when Liam Keeping snapped in a quick shot on a late-period power play, but Halifax went to the dressing room down by three. Zach Byard added another man-advantage marker eight minutes into the third, getting a blast from the point through a maze of bodies, but that would prove to be the final goal of the Macs’ season. Oxner went to the bench with more than four minutes to go and Halifax needing three goals to advance. The Buffaloes took advantage, with Heath Armstrong finding the empty net to finish the scoring. Both goaltenders were tremendous; Oxner finished with 37 saves, while Bjorklund stopped 29 of 31.
Visiting Team: Halifax Macs
Home Team: Calgary Buffaloes
HALIFAX MACS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Goobie, Jacob
G33  Oxner, Liam
  Keeping, Liam
  Benoit, Hunter
  King, Brant
  Comeau, Mitch
 10  Byard, Zach
 12  Ross, Alex
 14  Price, Ethan
 15  Kline, Daniel
 16  Watt, Ian
 17  Brown, Cameron
 18  McLeod, Mitchell
 19  Cooper, Davis
 20  Welsh, Zach
 21  Walsh, Liam
 22  MacDonald, Matthew
 23  Hardie, Justin
 24  Crooks, Josh
   
HALIFAX MACS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st10 2:00 Slashing 11:401 11:40
3rd15 2:00 Slashing 2:241 2:24
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CALGARY BUFFALOES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Chambers, Jonah
G33  Bjorklund, Garin
  Zayat, Jack
  Schoneck, Hale
  Magowan, Logan
  Witt, Sam
  King, Carter
 10  Homersham, Joel
 12  Armstrong, Heath
 13  Witzke, Dylan
 14  Ross, Justin
 16  Grubbe, Jayden
 17  Lopez, Marco
 18  Benoit, Carter
 19  Shostak, Ryan
 20  Patterson, Trey
 21  Rosier, Stephen
 22  King, Ethan
 23  James, Dylan
 24  Plaschewsky, Braden
CALGARY BUFFALOES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st16 2:00 Holding 14:521 14:52
2nd2:00 Hit to the Head 10:051 10:05
2nd4:00 Hit to the Head 14:182 14:18
3rd20 2:00 Hooking 6:511 6:51
3rd22 2:00 Cross-Checking 16:401 16:40
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
HALIFAX MACS Goals HALIFAX MACS PLAYERS (plus) CALGARY BUFFALOES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd18:13 PP 6-16-10            
3rd8:09 PP 10-20-9            
                
                
                
CALGARY BUFFALOES Goals CALGARY BUFFALOES PLAYERS (plus) HALIFAX MACS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st:58  24-19            
1st9:44  14-8-22            
1st11:07  17-18            
2nd1:09  23-7-16            
3rd17:48 EN.SH 12-19            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
HALIFAX MACS 2 / 6
CALGARY BUFFALOES 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
HALIFAX MACS 4 min / 2 inf
CALGARY BUFFALOES 12 min / 6 inf (5)
POINT SUMMARY
HALIFAX MACS 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
CALGARY BUFFALOES 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
HALIFAX MACS0112
CALGARY BUFFALOES3115
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
HFX - Oxner (57:54) (L)1391436/0:003rd/17:54
CGY - Bjorklund (60:00) (W)9101029/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 3:08 PM
  -  End: 5:20 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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