Game Report 277 TELUS Cup
PLAYED AT: CN Centre
Date: Apr 26, 2017
GAME NOTES: FLORIS SCORES TWICE AS COUGARS SURVIVE FOR FIRST WIN JASON LA ROSE PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Hunter Floris got the scoring started with the first two goals, and the Cariboo Cougars hung on for a wild 4-3 win over the Cape Breton West Islanders on Wednesday night at the 2017 TELUS Cup. The victory is the first for the tournament hosts, and creates a log jam in the standings; three teams – Cape Breton West, Mississauga and Leduc – are 2-1, with the Cougars just a point back at 1-1-1, and Séminaire Saint-François (1-2) another point behind. Cariboo leaned heavily on its penalty kill to break into the win column; the Cougars held Cape Breton West to a single power-play goal on 13 chances. The teams combined for 20 opportunities with the man advantage. The parade to the penalty box started early, with four minors in the opening 10 minutes. But Floris struck first during a rare stretch of five-on-five play, banging in a rebound at 14:38 after Islanders goaltender Colten Ellis couldn’t corral a shot from Darian Long. He doubled the lead just shy of the 13-minute mark of the second period with one of the goals of the tournament, splitting the Cape Breton West defence before chipping a backhand past Ellis, and Daine Dubois poked in a loose puck off a scramble in the crease to push the advantage to 3-0 at 18:12. The Atlantic champions got one back before the end of the middle frame on a five-on-three; Avery Warner set up Keenan Gillis for a one-timer in the slot, and he beat Cariboo netminder Marcus Allen to make it 3-1 after two periods. That set up a wild third that included five penalties, 15 shots and three goals. Sean Stewart made it a one-goal game at 9:06, beating Allen with a blast from the point, and a Cariboo penalty just 26 seconds later looked to keep the momentum on the Cape Breton West side. But Riley Krane knocked down a pass in the neutral zone and sprung Long, who slipped a backhand five-hole on Ellis on a shorthanded breakaway to restore the two-goal lead with 8:18 to go. Logan Chisholm cut the lead to 4-3 with a pretty goal, dangling around Cariboo defender and beating Allen to the far side with just under two minutes left, but that would be as close as the Maritimers would get. One last power play with 20 seconds remaining gave Cape Breton West hope, but Allen kept the puck out with the Islanders swarming in the final seconds, sealing the victory. Cariboo will go for consecutive wins against the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François on Thursday night (7:30 p.m. PT), right after Cape Breton West faces the Mississauga Rebels (4 p.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Cariboo Cougars
Home Team: Cape Breton West Islanders
CARIBOO COUGARS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Allen, Marcus
G35  Wickson, Zach
  Patsey, Joel
  Pomeroy, Jesse
  Malgunas, Brennan
  Sutton, Devin
  Harkins, Jonas
  Maser, Tyler
  Sutton, Jarin
 10  MacDonald, Craig
 11  Perepeluk, Reid
 12  Mattila, Myles
 14  Richey, Mason
 15  Krane, Riley
 16  Gervais, Jeremy
 18  Thomas, Trey
 19  Dubois, Daine
 20  Long, Darian
 22  Rowley, Brandon
 23  Floris, Hunter
CARIBOO COUGARS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Interference 7:521 7:529:52
1st11 2:00 Cross-Checking 11:071 11:0713:07
1st16 2:00 Closing Hand on Puck 15:48  15:4818:51
1st2:00 Checking from Behind 17:301 17:3019:30
1st10:00 Game Misconduct 17:30  17:300:00
1st14 2:00 Slashing 19:341 19:341:34
2nd18 2:00 Cross-Checking 1:411 1:413:41
2nd18 2:00 Slashing 6:181 6:188:28
2nd16 2:00 Interference 7:031 7:039:03
2nd11 2:00 Hit to the Head 10:171 10:1712:17
2nd2:00 Boarding 18:381 18:380:38
2nd11 2:00 Hit to the Head 18:381 18:3819:47
3rd2:00 Hit to the Head 2:071 2:074:07
3rd15 2:00 Interference 9:321 9:3211:32
3rd15 2:00 Tripping 19:401 19:4020:00
         
         
         
         
         
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
1st92 2:00 Slashing 3:161 3:165:16
1st24 2:00 Interference 5:311 5:317:31
1st22 2:00 Tripping 9:451 9:4511:45
1st2:00 Cross-Checking 15:48  15:4818:51
2nd2:00 Slashing 13:161 13:1615:16
2nd26 2:00 Slashing 16:211 16:2118:21
3rd17 2:00 Tripping 1:341 1:343:34
3rd92 2:00 Hit to the Head 16:161 16:1618:16
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CARIBOO COUGARS Goals CARIBOO COUGARS PLAYERS (plus) CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st14:38  23-20            
2nd12:55  23-5-18            
2nd18:12 PP 19-16-8            
3rd11:42  20-15            
CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS Goals CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS PLAYERS (plus) CARIBOO COUGARS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd19:47 PP 2-12-25            
3rd9:06  27-16            
3rd18:02 SH 39-24            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CARIBOO COUGARS 1 / 7
CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS 1 / 13
PENALTY SUMMARY
CARIBOO COUGARS 38 min / 15 inf
CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS 16 min / 8 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CARIBOO COUGARS 4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS 3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CARIBOO COUGARS1214
CAPE BRETON WEST ISLANDERS0123
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
HST - Allen (59:01) (W)912627/0:003rd/19:01
ATL - Ellis (60:00) (L)1111628/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:38 PM
  -  End: 9:48 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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