Game Report 570 TELUS Cup
PLAYED AT: Mosaic Place
Date: Apr 21, 2014
GAME NOTES: GENERALS REWARD LOCALS WITH THIRD PERIOD RALLY EN ROUTE TO TIE DAVID BRIEN MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Dawson Davidson and Ben Verrall scored 57 seconds apart midway through the third period, helping the host Moose Jaw Generals earn a 2-2 tie with the Halifax McDonald’s in the opening game for both Monday at the 2014 TELUS Cup. The Generals earned only a single point despite outshooting Halifax 40-14, including 15-1 in the third period. Macs goaltender Justin Ritcey, back for his second consecutive appearance at Canada’s National Midget Championship after playing for the Valley Wildcats last year in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., was the story, finishing with 38 saves, many of the spectacular variety. Jordan Yochoff and Luc Poirier had the goals for Halifax, which is now 3-1-1 in all-time tournament-opening games at the national championship. Yochoff added an assist for a two-point night. The Macs took advantage of the Generals’ rust after a 45-day layoff, striking first just 5:25 in when Yochoff ripped a shot over the glove of Moose Jaw netminder Grant Naherniak. Halifax took a physical approach in the early going, keeping the Generals hemmed into their own zone for long stretches of time in the opening minutes, taking advantage of a team that hadn’t seen game action in more than six weeks. Despite the early pressure, it was the Generals who took a 12-6 advantage in shots on goal into the first intermission. Halifax struck quickly in the second period – on its first shot – to double its lead; Yochoff fed Poirier on a two-on-one, leaving the Macs’ leading regular season scorer with nothing but an empty net to shoot at. Once again, though, it was Moose Jaw who carried the play, outshooting the Atlantic Region champions 13-7 in the middle frame, and 25-13 through 40 minutes. The Generals’ offensive show continued in the third period, but time and time again Ritcey was there to slam the door, keeping his team’s two-goal advantage intact. But finally, at the 8:43 mark, the Generals broke through, and it was Davidson getting the pro-Moose crowd out of its seats, toe-dragging around a Macs defenceman before going five-hole on Ritcey for the 2-1 goal. Fifty-seven seconds later the game was tied, with Verrall blasting a drop pass from Josh Miller that went off the shin of a Halifax defender and past Ritcey. At that point, the Macs had yet to register a shot on goal in the third period; that came with 3:02 to go, and was the lone Halifax shot in the final frame. The Generals return to the ice at Mosaic Place on Tuesday night, facing the Okanagan Rockets at 7 p.m. MT, while Halifax takes on the Toronto Young Nationals at 4 p.m. MT in the middle game of the day.
Visiting Team: Halifax McDonald's
Home Team: Moose Jaw Generals
HALIFAX MCDONALD'S LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Pickard, Reilly
G31  Ritcey, Justin
  Grant, Cody
  Piercey, Carter
  Ormon, Nick
  Stewart, Patrick
  Bezanson, Jordan
  Drohan, Peter
  Hubley, Shawn
 10  Doiron, Justin
 11  Nauss, Morgan
 12  Hickey, Jacob
 14  MacEachen, Ryan
 15  Little, Daniel
 17  Poirier, Luc
 18  Jones, Johnny
 19  Boucher, Dillon
 20  Marsh, Ethan
 21  Yochoff, Jordan
 22  Dachyshyn, Barrett
HALIFAX MCDONALD'S PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Head Contact minor 11:351 11:3510:25
2nd21 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 10:031 10:0311:57
2nd2:00 (auto) Head Contact minor 18:10  18:103:50
2nd19 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 18:531 18:533:07
3rd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 7:321 7:3214:28
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
MOOSE JAW GENERALS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Naherniak, Grant
G35  Entz, Colby
  Sargent, Kyle
  Mohr, Riley
  Fellner, Drew
  Verrall, Ben
  Collins, Shane
  Davidson, Dawson
  Cole, Rykr
 10  Legien, Jared
 11  Tendler, Trey
 14  Delorme, Braydon
 15  Dmytriw, Jared
 16  Cannon, Riley
 17  Riess, Caleb
 18  Miller, Josh
 19  Neuls, Donovan
 21  Klatt, Branden
 23  Beaudry, Josh
 24  Nagy, Regan
MOOSE JAW GENERALS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 6:061 6:0615:54
2nd2:00 Slashing minor 18:10  18:103:50
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
HALIFAX MCDONALD'S Goals HALIFAX MCDONALD'S PLAYERS (plus) MOOSE JAW GENERALS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st5:25  21            
2nd2:26  17-21-18            
MOOSE JAW GENERALS Goals MOOSE JAW GENERALS PLAYERS (plus) HALIFAX MCDONALD'S PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd7:46 PP 8-10            
3rd8:43  6-18            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
HALIFAX MCDONALD'S 0 / 1
MOOSE JAW GENERALS 1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
HALIFAX MCDONALD'S 10 min / 5 inf
MOOSE JAW GENERALS 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
HALIFAX MCDONALD'S 2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
MOOSE JAW GENERALS 2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
HALIFAX MCDONALD'S1102
MOOSE JAW GENERALS0022
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
ATL - Ritcey (60:00) 12131338/0:003rd/20:00
HST - Naherniak (60:00) 56112/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 9:30 PM
  -  End: 9:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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