Game Report 576 TELUS Cup
PLAYED AT: Mosaic Place
Date: Apr 23, 2014
GAME NOTES: BOZZO GETS HAT TRICK AS YOUNG NATIONALS DOUBLE UP GENERALS DAVID BRIEN MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Marco Bozzo scored a hat trick, all on the power play, to lead the Toronto Young Nationals to a 4-2 win over the host Moose Jaw Generals on Wednesday night at the 2014 TELUS Cup. The win moves Toronto (2-1-0) into a three-way tie for first place at four points, but the Young Nationals sit atop the standings since they’re the lone team to record multiple wins. Jeremy Pullara also scored for Toronto, which got all four of its goals with the man advantage. Steven Harland collected three assists, while Izzy Benigno turned in a 24-save performance for the win. Dawson Davidson had both goals for Moose Jaw (0-1-2), which lost for the first time after opening Canada’s National Midget Championship with back-to-back ties. The Generals actually found the scoreboard first, as Davidson took a pretty backhand saucer pass from Caleb Riess just inside the Toronto blue-line before picking the top corner over Benigno’s glove at 2:51. Bozzo tied it just under seven minutes later; James Guest snuck down to the face-off dot on the power play before finding Bozzo, who was all alone in the slot and had to do nothing more than redirect the pass past Moose Jaw netminder Grant Naherniak. With less than three minutes to go in the first period Bozzo would strike again with the man advantage, deftly redirecting Harland’s point shot past Naherniak. Moose Jaw came out with a little bit of momentum to start the second period, holding Toronto without a shot for more than nine minutes, but the Young Nationals’ power play would convert again. A tic-tac-toe passing play from Kaelan O’Flynn to Mack Graham to Pullara ended with Pullara spinning in the slot and sneaking a backhand just inside the post for a two-goal lead at 12:59. Davidson pulled the Generals to within one 2:31 into the third period, lifting a wrist shot through traffic and past Benigno for his third goal of the tournament, tops among defensemen. Despite sustained pressure for most of the third period – Moose Jaw outshot Toronto 13-9 in the final frame, and 26-24 overall – the Generals couldn’t find the tying goal, and Bozzo clinched the win with just 15 seconds to go. On another Young Nationals power play, Harland stripped the puck before the Generals penalty killer could clear it and fed Bozzo, who hammered home a one-timer for the first hat trick of this year’s TELUS Cup. Toronto looks to make it three wins in a row when it takes on the Grenadiers de Châteauguay at 4 p.m. MT, while the Generals meet the Prince Albert Mintos in a must-win all-Saskatchewan showdown at 7:30 p.m. MT.
Visiting Team: Toronto Young Nationals
Home Team: Moose Jaw Generals
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G33  Jacobs, Oliver
G35  Benigno, Izzy
  Di Matteo, Louis
  Cannata, Christian
  Routledge, Maxwell
  Harland, Steven
  Graham, Mackenzie
 13  Longo, Tyler
 15  Bozzo, Marco
 17  Gurr, Noah
 19  Deluca, Adam
 21  Herman, Justin
 22  Peng, Scott
 24  Patterson, Bryce
 28  Molinnus, Kyle
 44  Guest, James
 51  Kalpouzos, Nikolas
 81  Brown-O'Flynn, Kaelan
 91  Pullara, Jeremy
   
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st13 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 4:521 4:5217:08
2nd21 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 10:35  10:3511:25
3rd44 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 9:071 9:0712:53
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
1st19 2:00 Slashing minor 7:411 7:4114:19
1st2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 15:341 15:346:26
2nd24 2:00 (auto) Head Contact minor 0:451 0:451:15
2nd2:00 (auto) Head Contact minor 10:35  10:3511:25
2nd24 2:00 (auto) Goaltender Interference minor 11:001 11:0011:00
2nd17 2:00 Slashing minor 14:081 14:087:52
3rd24 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 18:111 18:113:49
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS Goals TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS PLAYERS (plus) MOOSE JAW GENERALS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st9:28 PP 15-44-8            
1st17:18 PP 15-8-17            
2nd12:59 PP 91-9-81            
3rd19:45 PP 15-8            
MOOSE JAW GENERALS Goals MOOSE JAW GENERALS PLAYERS (plus) TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:51  8-17-21            
3rd2:31  8-7            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS 4 / 6
MOOSE JAW GENERALS 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS 6 min / 3 inf
MOOSE JAW GENERALS 14 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS 4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
MOOSE JAW GENERALS 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS2114
MOOSE JAW GENERALS1012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CEN - Benigno (60:00) (W)841224/0:003rd/20:00
HST - Naherniak (60:00) (L)48820/0:003rd/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.