Game Report 271 TELUS Cup
PLAYED AT: CN Centre
Date: Apr 24, 2017
GAME NOTES: HESSE STOPS 39, LEADS OIL KINGS TO WIN AND REGIONAL TITLE JASON LA ROSE PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Easton Hesse was lights-out between the pipes, turning aside 39 of 40 shots to backstop the Leduc Oil Kings to a 4-1 win over the Cariboo Cougars to finish the opening day of play Monday at the 2017 TELUS Cup. In addition to an important two points, the win gave the Oil Kings the Pacific Region title; because the Cougars won the BCMML championship there was no need for a regional series, so the preliminary-round meeting between the teams decided the regional winner. Sparked by a pro-Cariboo crowd of more than 1,500 at the CN Centre, the Cougars came out with early momentum, but discovered early that Hesse was on his game despite a 29-day layoff. Colby Wolter opened the scoring against the flow of play, squeezing a shot through the legs of Cariboo goaltender Marcus Allen just shy of the eight-minute mark. Brendan Morrow doubled the lead before the end of the opening frame, camping out in the slot and snapping a shot past the blocker of Allen off a pretty set-up from Dillon Hamaliuk. The second period was almost all Cougars; the hosts peppered Hesse with 20 shots in the middle stanza, but could only dent the mesh with one; Trey Thomas picked up a loose puck in front of the Leduc net, made a quick move and roofed it from in tight to cut the deficit to 2-1 through 40 minutes. An early five-on-three in the third period failed to produce an equalizer for Cariboo, and Hesse made arguably his best stop of the night shortly after the man advantage expired, reaching out to rob Darian Long with just over 15 minutes to go. Breydon Berthold finally added insurance for the Oil Kings at 13:20 of the third, beating Allen to the blocker side, and Hamaliuk finished the scoring into an empty net with 45.1 seconds to go. Allen was a hard luck loser; he finished with 26 stops, a number of them Grade-A scoring chances. Leduc will try to stay perfect Tuesday when it takes on the Cape Breton West Islanders in a battle of Day 1 winners (4 p.m. PT), while Cariboo will look to bounce back against the Regina Pat Canadians in the final game of the day (7:30 p.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Cariboo Cougars
Home Team: Leduc Oil Kings
CARIBOO COUGARS LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Allen, Marcus
G35  Wickson, Zach
  Patsey, Joel
  Pomeroy, Jesse
  Malgunas, Brennan
  Sutton, Devin
  Harkins, Jonas
  Maser, Tyler
  Sutton, Jarin
 11  Perepeluk, Reid
 12  Mattila, Myles
 14  Richey, Mason
 15  Krane, Riley
 16  Gervais, Jeremy
 17  Kolle, Ty
 18  Thomas, Trey
 19  Dubois, Daine
 20  Long, Darian
 22  Rowley, Brandon
 23  Floris, Hunter
CARIBOO COUGARS PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st17 2:00 Cross-Checking 1:431 1:433:43
2nd20 2:00 Boarding 2:211 2:214:21
2nd14 2:00 Tripping 17:561 17:5619:56
3rd16 2:00 Holding 16:061 16:0618:06
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
LEDUC OIL KINGS LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G31  Hesse, Easton
G35  Reay, Nathan
  McMullen, Keith
  Hamaliuk, Dillon
  Blanchette, Dawson
  Ripley, Gerrik
  Smallwood, Jakin
  York, Jaden
 10  Lewis, Cole
 11  Brookman, Trysten
 12  Smithies, Tyler
 14  Berthold, Breydon
 15  Laird, Carson
 16  Schendel, Tyler
 17  Sander, Jack
 18  Phillips, Conrad
 19  Morrow, Brendan
 20  Walker, Kyle
 21  Wolter, Colby
 22  Straschnitzki, Ryan
LEDUC OIL KINGS PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd2:00 Hit to the Head 5:571 5:577:57
3rd21 2:00 Interference 1:001 1:003:00
3rd12 2:00 Hooking 2:331 2:334:33
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CARIBOO COUGARS GoalsCARIBOO COUGARS PLAYERS (plus)LEDUC OIL KINGS PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd11:25  18-19-16            
                
                
                
LEDUC OIL KINGS GoalsLEDUC OIL KINGS PLAYERS (plus)CARIBOO COUGARS PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st7:58  21-20-8            
1st17:25  19-5            
3rd13:20  14-7-8            
3rd19:15  5-12            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CARIBOO COUGARS0 / 3
LEDUC OIL KINGS0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CARIBOO COUGARS8 min / 4 inf
LEDUC OIL KINGS6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CARIBOO COUGARS1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
LEDUC OIL KINGS4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CARIBOO COUGARS0101
LEDUC OIL KINGS2024
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
HST - Allen (58:50) (L)99826/0:003rd/18:50
HST - Allen (0:44) (L)0000/19:163rd/20:00
PAC - Hesse (60:00) (W)1119939/0:003rd/20:00
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