Game Report 585 TELUS Cup
PLAYED AT: Mosaic Place
Date: Apr 27, 2014
GAME NOTES: HORA SCORES IN OVERTIME, ROCKETS WIN BRONZE MEDAL DAVID BRIEN MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Linden Hora scored his second goal of the game 3:28 into overtime, giving the Okanagan Rockets a 3-2 win over the Toronto Young Nationals on Sunday afternoon and the bronze medal at the 2014 TELUS Cup. Hora picked up a loose puck behind the net before surprising Izzy Benigno with a shot that beat the Toronto goaltender through the five-hole, ending the first bronze medal game to go to overtime since 2006. It’s the first medal for the Rockets in their first appearance at Canada’s National Midget Championship, while the Young Nationals came up one goal short in their quest for a second TELUS Cup bronze. Liam Finlay scored the other goal for Okanagan, which trailed 2-0 six minutes into the third period. Marco Bozzo had a goal and an assist to lead the attack for Toronto, which also got a goal from Kaelan O’Flynn. Each team hit a post and each fired eight shots on goal in the opening period, which ended scoreless. It took 35 minutes for the game’s first goal, and the Young Nationals struck twice in 3:03, both on the power play for a two-goal lead; first it was O’Flynn, who rocketed a slap shot over the glove of Okanagan netminder Reid Kilburn with Toronto on a two-man advantage, followed shortly after by Bozzo, who also went upstairs on Kilburn to make it 2-0. The Rockets, who hammered Toronto 11-2 on Friday in the preliminary round finale for both teams, came out firing in the third period, holding a 17-8 advantage in shots on goal in the final frame. Hora got the Pacific Region champions on the board at 6:14, beating Izzy Benigno to the rebound of a Kobe Oishi shot and slipping a loose puck around the Toronto goaltender. Okanagan’s offensive push continued, and it was rewarded on the power play with just 4:50 to go; Tanner Campbell carried the puck behind the Young Nationals’ net before dropping a no-look, behind-the-back pass to Finlay. With Benigno looking the other way, Finlay had no trouble tying the game and forcing overtime and setting up Hora’s extra-time winner. Kilburn got the win in his first start of the postseason, making 27 saves, while Benigno stopped 34 of 37 in a losing cause. Both teams converted on the power play; Okanagan finished 1-for-5, while Toronto had two goals on four chances.
Visiting Team: Okanagan Rockets
Home Team: Toronto Young Nationals
OKANAGAN ROCKETS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Kilburn, Reid
G35  Barry, Brendan
  Blumenschein, Kristian
  Bryshun, Gen
  Johnston, Josh
  Finlay, Liam
  Oishi, Kobe
  Jost, Tyson
 10  Young, Brett
 11  Wishnowski, Tanner
 12  Kryski, Jake
 14  Head, Mahlon
 16  Hora, Linden
 17  Wagner, Branden
 19  Santoro, Cory
 20  Browne, Tanner
 21  Krabben, Mark
 22  Hikichi, Carter
 23  Oliver, Mitchell
 24  Campbell, Tanner
OKANAGAN ROCKETS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd16 2:00 (auto) Head Contact double minor 10:37  10:3713:23
2nd2:00 (auto) Head Contact double minor 12:381 12:3811:22
2nd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 15:131 15:136:47
2nd11 2:00 (auto) Head Contact minor 16:341 16:345:26
3rd12 2:00 (auto) Kneeing minor 16:481 16:485:12
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
1st2:00 Slashing minor 9:351 9:3512:25
2nd21 2:00 (auto) Head Contact double minor 10:37  10:3713:23
2nd44 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 11:211 11:2110:39
3rd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 3:241 3:2418:36
3rd17 2:00 (auto) Goaltender Interference minor 8:231 8:2313:37
3rd81 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 14:361 14:367:24
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
OKANAGAN ROCKETS Goals OKANAGAN ROCKETS PLAYERS (plus) TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd6:14  16-8            
3rd15:10 PP 7-24-11            
1st OT3:28  16-3-17            
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS Goals TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS PLAYERS (plus) OKANAGAN ROCKETS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd15:21 PP 8-91-15            
2nd18:24 PP 15-44-51            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
OKANAGAN ROCKETS 1 / 5
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS 2 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
OKANAGAN ROCKETS 10 min / 5 inf
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
OKANAGAN ROCKETS 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
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TORONTO YOUNG NATIONALS02002
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
PAC - Kilburn (66:32) (W)898227/0:001st OT/6:32
CEN - Benigno (66:32) (L)8915234/0:001st OT/6:32
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  -  Start: 1:00 PM
  -  End: 1:00 PM
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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