Game Report 287 TELUS Cup
PLAYED AT: CN Centre
Date: Apr 30, 2017
GAME NOTES: CHISHOLM SCORES IN OVERTIME, ISLANDERS WIN TELUS CUP JASON LA ROSE PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Logan Chisholm tied the game with 5:51 left in the third period and won it 5:39 into overtime, giving the Cape Breton West Islanders a historic TELUS Cup with a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François on Sunday afternoon. The Islanders are the first Atlantic team to ever win the gold medal. In the previous 44 years of the tournament, only two – the 2002 Dartmouth Subways and 2016 Saint John Vito’s – had even reached the final. With both teams generating chances in a back-and-forth overtime, Chisholm turned in the slot and let go a wrist shot that tipped off the glove of Philippe Gaudreault and fell in behind the Saint-François goaltender, setting off a raucous celebration in the CN Centre that was likely heard all the way back in Nova Scotia. The winner came after Chisholm had poked a loose puck past a sprawled-out Gaudreault to force the extra period and complete the comeback from a two-goal deficit in the final 16 minutes. The teams met Monday in the tournament opener, a 2-1 win for the Islanders, and it was quickly apparent the gold medal game would be nothing like the curtain-raiser. Samuel Dickner got the scoring started for the Blizzard when he hammered a shot past Cape Breton West netminder Colten Ellis just 3:08 in, but Jacob Hudson – fresh off being named MVP on Saturday night – wired a shot past Gaudreault to tie the game just over two minutes later. Yan-Cédric Gaudreault would restore the lead for the Quebec champions 25 seconds after the Hudson goal, only for Stephen Fox to sneak in a backhand and bring the Islanders even again 1:44 after that. In all, the teams combined for four goals in a span of 4:46, and the race was on. The Blizzard seemed to take control late in the opening frame, scoring twice in the final four minutes. Dickner was first, tucking a forehand around Ellis on a shorthanded breakaway, and Vincent Guy tipped in a Thomas Pelletier shot on the power play to send Saint-François to the intermission up 4-2. Both goaltenders settled in after a wild opening period, keeping the score the same heading to the third. Ellis was at his best in the final 20 minutes, making 22 saves, including a game-saving glove save off Dickner on another shorthanded break. After a shaky start he stopped 43 of 47, including the last 37 shots he faced. Fox scored his second of the game at 4:38 of the third, picking the corner past the glove of Gaudreault, making it a one-goal game and setting up Chisholm for his late-game heroics. The loss denied the Blizzard a record-setting fifth national title, and kept Quebec without a gold medal since the Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy – the team that became Saint-François – won the Air Canada Cup in 2001 with a double-overtime win in Prince George. The 2018 TELUS Cup will be held in Sudbury, Ont., with the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves playing host.
Visiting Team: Atlantic
Home Team: Québec
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
1st2:00 Interference 13:511 13:5115:51
1st24 2:00 Cross-Checking 18:111 18:1119:29
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
QUéBEC 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
 27  Dubé, Pierrick
 37  Pelletier, Thomas
 38  Drouin, Félix
 41  Létourneau, Julien
 44  Crête-Belzile, Olivier
QUéBEC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st27 2:00 Tripping 16:021 16:0218:02
2nd2:00 Cross-Checking 13:411 13:4115:41
3rd13 2:00 Hit to the Head 1:151 1:153:15
3rd18 2:00 Slashing 7:241 7:249:24
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
ATLANTIC Goals ATLANTIC PLAYERS (plus) QUéBEC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st5:45  92-39            
1st7:54  25-16-7            
3rd4:38  25-18-5            
3rd14:09  39-92-17            
1st OT5:39  39-92-24            
QUéBEC Goals QUéBEC PLAYERS (plus) ATLANTIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st3:08  17            
1st6:10  18-16-12            
1st16:33 SH 17            
1st19:29 PP 13-37-16            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
ATLANTIC 0 / 4
QUéBEC 1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
ATLANTIC 4 min / 2 inf
QUéBEC 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
ATLANTIC 5 G + 9 A = 14 Pts
QUéBEC 4 G + 4 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
ATLANTIC20215
QUéBEC40004
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
ATL - Ellis (65:39) (W)61222343/0:001st OT/5:39
QUE - Gaudreault (65:39) (OTL)859123/0:001st OT/5:39
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 3:08 PM
  -  End: 5:35 PM
  -  Attendance:  
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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