Game Report 2442 TELUS Cup
PLAYED AT: Fort William Gardens
Date: Apr 27, 2019
GAME NOTES: YOUNG NATIONALS BEAT BUFFALOES, ADVANCE TO TELUS CUP FINAL JASON LA ROSE THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Sean Wu was terrific in a 36-save performance, helping the Toronto Young Nationals double up the Calgary Buffaloes 4-2 in the first semifinal Saturday at the 2019 TELUS Cup. The Young Nationals will play for their second national title Sunday night (6:30 p.m. ET, TSN2) against the winner of second semifinal between the Cantonniers de Magog and Tisdale Trojans. Ryan Mansfield led the offence with a goal and an assist for Toronto, which got goals from four different players and points from seven, including Wu. The scoreless first period belonged to the goaltenders – Wu turned aside all 17 shots he faced, while Calgary counterpart Garin Bjorklund was perfect on 12 chances. Mansfield finally broke through on a Toronto power play five minutes into the second period; the puck bounced off a couple of sticks before he spun on the backhand and beat Bjorklund. Braden Plaschewsky pulled the Buffaloes even on a man advantage of their own late in the middle frame, playing give-and-go with Jayden Grubbe before redirecting the 1-1 goal upstairs on Wu. Both teams hunted for the go-ahead goal early in the third period, but it was the Young Nationals who went ahead off the stick of Liam Del Mastro. After a misplay behind the Calgary goal, Del Mastro hammered a loose puck off the post and in. Joshua Sinanan added the eventual game-winning goal midway through the third, outracing a Buffaloes defenceman to the puck and chipping a shot over the glove of Bjorklund. Carter Benoit got Calgary back within one with 5:21 to go, cutting into the middle and snapping a quick shot past Wu, but Peter Stojcevski buried an empty-net goal as time ticked down to seal the win for the Young Nationals. The Buffaloes will play for bronze on Sunday afternoon (1 p.m. ET). They have won a medal at six of their previous seven trips to Canada’s National Midget Championship.
Visiting Team: Calgary Buffaloes
Home Team: Toronto Young Nationals
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
1st2:00 Hit to the Head 0:271 0:27
2nd17 2:00 Interference 3:271 3:27
2nd21 2:00 Hit to the Head 19:061 19:06
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Wu, Sean
G33  Gray, James
  Del Mastro, Liam
  Cocca, Russell
  DeSantis, Noah
  Sinanan, Joshua
 11  Martino, Joseph
 12  Lowe, Nolan
 13  Torrealba, Daniel
 16  Enero, Nick
 17  Mansfield, Ryan
 18  Mansfield, Grant
 22  Harbour, Thomas
 24  Clark, Adam
 27  Eliopulos, Ethan
 67  Broome, Jordan
 71  Stojcevski, Peter
 91  Currie, Joshua
 92  Kellenberger, Nathan
 97  Cohen, Elias
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd91 2:00 Hit to the Head 14:221 14:22
2nd27 2:00 Roughing 17:551 17:55
3rd2:00 Hooking 12:151 12:15
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CALGARY BUFFALOES Goals CALGARY BUFFALOES PLAYERS (plus) TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd15:11 PP 24-16-13            
3rd14:39  18-19-7            
                
                
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS Goals TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS PLAYERS (plus) CALGARY BUFFALOES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd5:09 PP 17-97-27            
3rd5:36  5-97-17            
3rd11:04  9-22-31            
3rd19:46 EN 71            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CALGARY BUFFALOES 1 / 3
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS 1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CALGARY BUFFALOES 6 min / 3 inf
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CALGARY BUFFALOES 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS 4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CALGARY BUFFALOES0112
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS0134
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CGY - Bjorklund (59:21) (L)1291132/0:003rd/19:21
TOR - Wu (60:00) (W)1781136/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 2:10 PM
  -  End: 4:30 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official TELUS Cup Game Report.