Game Report 269 TELUS Cup
PLAYED AT: CN Centre
Date: Apr 24, 2017
GAME NOTES: ELLIS LEADS ISLANDERS PAST BLIZZARD IN TELUS CUP OPENER JASON LA ROSE PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Colten Ellis starred in a 34-save performance, backstopping the Cape Breton West Islanders to a tournament-opening 2-1 win over the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François on Monday afternoon at the 2017 TELUS Cup. It is the first time in 12 years that the Atlantic Region champion has beaten the Quebec Region champion in the preliminary round; Cole Harbour edged Lévis 4-3 at the 2005 tournament. The Islanders came out with jump, outshooting Saint-François 6-1 in the early minutes and taking a 1-0 lead when Malcolm MacDonald parked himself in the slot and wired a wrist shot past goaltender Philippe Gaudreault at the 4:36 mark. The Blizzard answered back with a shorthanded marker less than nine minutes later; after a Cape Breton West defender made an ill-advised attempt to knock down a clearing attempt, Vincent Guy raced away and tucked a backhand around Ellis to tie the game. After a fast-paced first period the teams settled in, but not before Jacob Stewart netted the game-winner on an Islanders power play early in the second. A shot from the high slot by Logan Timmons hit a body in front and bounced to Stewart, who gave the Maritimers back the lead for good. Ellis took over from there; he stopped all 12 shots he faced in the second period and 11 more in the third. He came up huge on the penalty kill in the second when the Islanders took a trio of minors in a span of nine minutes. The Blizzard finished with a 35-28 advantage in shots on goal. Cape Breton West is on the ice next against the Leduc Oil Kings on Tuesday afternoon (4 p.m. PT) looking to become the first Atlantic team to open with back-to-back wins since the Antigonish Novas in 1981, while Séminaire Saint-François takes on the Mississauga Rebels to open Day 2 (12 p.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Cape Breton West Islanders
Home Team: Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François
CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Ellis, Colten
G31  MacDonald, Ewan
  Gillis, Keenan
  MacLellan, Ryan
  Morris, Jack
  Ryan, Craig
 10  MacDonald, Fearghus
 12  Warner, Avery
 16  MacDonald, Dylan
 17  MacEachern, Malcolm
 18  MacPherson, Calum
 19  Stewart, Jacob
 21  MacNeil, Matthew
 22  Barron, Spencer
 24  Timmons, Logan
 25  Fox, Stephen
 26  MacKinnon, Liam
 27  Stewart, Sean
 39  Chisholm, Logan
 92  Hudson, Jacob
   
   
CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 Tripping 9:201 9:2011:20
2nd24 2:00 Hit to the Head 13:52  13:5215:52
2nd2:00 Slashing 18:261 18:260:26
3rd2:00 Slashing 15:311 15:3117:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
BLIZZARD DU SéMINAIRE SAINT-FRANçOIS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G32  Hardy-Murray, William
G33  Gaudreault, Philippe
  Fortin, Philippe
  Cormier, Xavier
  Lavoie, Xavier
 10  St-Pierre, Guillaume
 11  Collin, Maxime
 12  Pelletier, Jakob
 13  Guy, Vincent
 14  Ferland, Mathieu
 15  Chouinard, Félix-Olivier
 16  Roelens, Métis
 17  Dickner, Samuel
 18  Gaudreault, Yan-Cédric
 19  Drouin, Fabrice
 26  Ferland, Thomas
 27  Dubé, Pierrick
 35  Plamondon, Vincent
 37  Pelletier, Thomas
 38  Drouin, Félix
 41  Létourneau, Julien
 44  Crête-Belzile, Olivier
BLIZZARD DU SéMINAIRE SAINT-FRANçOIS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Interference 11:561 11:5613:56
1st14 2:00 Slashing 14:471 14:4716:47
1st18 2:00 Goaltender Interference 19:481 19:481:16
3rd2:00 Cross-Checking 14:091 14:0916:09
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS Goals CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS PLAYERS (plus) BLIZZARD DU SéMINAIRE SAINT-FRANçOIS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:36  17-26            
2nd1:16 PP 19-24-5            
BLIZZARD DU SéMINAIRE SAINT-FRANçOIS Goals BLIZZARD DU SéMINAIRE SAINT-FRANçOIS PLAYERS (plus) CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st13:05 SH 13-14-33            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS 1 / 4
BLIZZARD DU SéMINAIRE SAINT-FRANçOIS 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS 8 min / 4 inf
BLIZZARD DU SéMINAIRE SAINT-FRANçOIS 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
BLIZZARD DU SéMINAIRE SAINT-FRANçOIS 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS1102
BLIZZARD DU SéMINAIRE SAINT-FRANçOIS1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
ATL - Ellis (60:00) (W)11121134/0:003rd/20:00
QUE - Gaudreault (58:44) (L)127726/0:003rd/18:44
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 12:09 PM
  -  End:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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