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2017 Telus Cup, Day 2: East Dominate, West Can’t Agree

By Steve Seto on April 26, 2017

(Matthew Murnaghan / Hockey Canada Images) 


Mississauga Rebels (Central) – 4
Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François (Quebec) – 0

Leduc Oil Kings (Pacific) – 1
Cape Breton West Islanders (Atlantic) – 4

Regina Pat Canadians (West) – 3
Cariboo Cougars (Host) – 3

The second day of the 2017 Telus Cup saw Mississauga and Cape Breton continue their winning ways.

The Rebels established their lead early with a goal from Bair Gendunov and didn’t look back from there. Tournament points and goal leader Michael Hill scored halfway through the second and then added his second of the night late in the third. Rebel forward Massimo Petricca added his own to build on the lead and G Christian Purboo made 34 saves to earn his first shutout of the tournament. 

Cape Breton was able slow down Leduc 4-1 to stay tied for first place with the Rebels. Islanders forward Logan Timmons put in his first of the night halfway through the first on the power play. After a quiet second period where the Islanders shut down the Oil Kings on two penalty kills, Timmons and Jacob Stewart added two in the third, and then Straschnitzki slid in a power play goal to put the Oil Kings on the board. Forward Dylan MacDonald potted a final goal for the Islanders late to seal the win.

In one of the most exciting games of the day, the Cougars and Pat Canadians went back and forth right to the final horn. Harrison Blaisdell scored his second of the tournament to put the Pat Canadians in the early lead. Randen Schmidt added a power play goal to give Regina a little bit of breathing room for the second. But the Cougars wouldn’t back down without a fight as Tyler Maser put in an early power play goal three minutes into the frame, and teammate Devin Sutton followed suit a minute later to tie the game at two. 

A flurry of penalties and physical play led the teams knotted up going into the intermission. Regina found the back of the net early as Tyler Lees scored his first of the tournament and the team was in good position to close the game out with a victory. But Tyler Maser stole the puck from a defender with just over three minutes left and fired a wrist shot from the slot to tie the game at three. 

Day 3 has the Oil Kings looking to beat the Rebels to put them into a tie in the standings, while the Blizzard and Pat Canadians look for their first outright win. The Cougars and Islanders will end off the day where the hosts will look to build off the momentum of last night’s game. 

Current Standings:
Mississauga (Central) 2-0-0, 4 pts
Cape Breton (Atlantic) 2-0-0, 4 pts
Leduc (Pacific) 1-1-0, 2 pts
Regina (West) 0-1-0, 1 pt
Cariboo (Host) 0-1-0, 1 pt
Blizzard (Quebec) 0-2-0, 0 pts

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By Steve Seto| April 26, 2017
Categories:  Minor Hockey|Events

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