Game Report 285 TELUS Cup
PLAYED AT: CN Centre
Date: Apr 29, 2017
GAME NOTES: ISLANDERS HOLD ON TO EDGE REBELS, ADVANCE TO TELUS CUP FINAL JASON LA ROSE PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Jacob Stewart got the winner five minutes into the third period, and the Cape Breton West Islanders held off a furious push from the Mississauga Rebels to earn a 2-1 win Saturday night and book a spot in the gold medal game at the 2017 TELUS Cup. The Islanders are the third Atlantic team to ever reach the final, and the second in as many years; the 2002 Dartmouth Subways – a team that included a 14-year-old Sidney Crosby – and the 2016 Saint John Vito’s both settled for silver. They will face the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François for Canada’s National Midget Championship on Sunday afternoon (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on TSN 1/3/4/5). Cape Breton West dropped its last three preliminary-round games and needed help from Mississauga on Friday to reach the semifinals, before knocking off the Rebels. The teams traded chances in a scoreless first period, and it took until the 13:44 mark for either team to find the back of the net. A turnover in the Mississauga zone started a counterattack the other way, and the Rebels worked the puck around on the three-on-two before Nathan Smilsky went five-hole on Cape Breton West goaltender Colten Ellis to finally open the scoring. The Islanders didn’t waste any time pulling even; 98 seconds later, a point shot from Ryan McLellan sat in the crease for Malcolm MacEachern, who poked the puck past Rebels netminder Christian Purboo to tie the game. The Maritimers took the lead for good 5:23 into the third period on the power play. Jacob Stewart broke down the left wing and threw a shot on net that found the five-hole on Purboo to make it 2-1. The last 14 minutes were a blur of Mississauga shot attempts and Cape Breton West blocks; Islanders threw their bodies at the puck every chance they got, holding the Rebels to just eight shots in the final frame. Mississauga, which became the third-straight No. 1 seed to lose in the semifinals, will meet the Regina Pat Canadians in the bronze medal game on Sunday morning (11 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Atlantic
Home Team: Central
ATLANTIC 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
ATLANTIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st92 2:00 Hooking 17:531 17:5319:53
2nd25 2:00 Tripping 3:221 3:225:22
2nd92 2:00 Hooking 18:311 18:310:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CENTRAL LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Purboo, Christian
G31  Eisfeld, Joshua
  Degano, Quentin
  Mierczuk, Axel
  Sebben, Patrick
  O’Hara, Ryan
  McKeown, Thomas
 12  Lund, Calder
 14  Benwell, Evan
 16  Gonsalves, Elijah
 18  Jones, Dante
 19  Mroueh, Liam
 22  Mergelas, Eric
 27  Smilsky, Nathan
 63  Madigan, Ryan
 71  King, Macallan
 89  DeGazon, Josiah
 91  Hill, Michael
 92  Gendunov, Bair
 94  Petricca, Massimo
CENTRAL PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st16 2:00 Slashing 4:301 4:306:30
1st92 2:00 Slashing 15:461 15:4617:46
3rd2:00 Roughing 4:561 4:565:23
3rd12 2:00 Holding 6:451 6:458:45
3rd91 2:00 Cross-Checking 13:401 13:4015:40
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
ATLANTIC Goals ATLANTIC PLAYERS (plus) CENTRAL PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd15:22  17-5-92            
3rd5:23 PP 19-24            
CENTRAL Goals CENTRAL PLAYERS (plus) ATLANTIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd13:44  27-19-14            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
ATLANTIC 1 / 5
CENTRAL 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
ATLANTIC 6 min / 3 inf
CENTRAL 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
ATLANTIC 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
CENTRAL 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
ATLANTIC0112
CENTRAL0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
ATL - Ellis (60:00) (W)86822/0:003rd/20:00
CEN - Purboo (58:53) (L)104822/0:003rd/18:53
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 3:38 PM
  -  End: 5:46 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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