2015 RBC Cup

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2015 RBC Cup
Game #4
Final
May 10, 2015 8:00 pm CST
PCU Centre
Portage la Prairie, Man.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
7
2
4
13
6
6
6
18

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 3
50
0 / 10
6

Game Story

THERIEN DOES IT AGAIN, CANADIANS TAKE OVER FIRST PLACE AT RBC CUP

JASON LA ROSE

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – Guillaume Therien was perfect again, stopping all 13 shots he faced for his second shutout in as many nights and leading the Carleton Place Canadians past the host Portage Terriers 3-0 on Sunday night at the 2015 RBC Cup.

The Canadians are the first team since the 1995 Calgary Canucks to open with back-to-back shutouts at Canada’s National Junior A Championship; that Canucks team won the national title.

Owen Stewart, Stephen Baylis and Bryce Van Horn did the scoring for Carleton Place.

Despite being two of the country’s highest-scoring teams, the Canadians and Terriers both failed to generate much offence; final shots on goal favoured Carleton Place 18-13.

The first period was a scoreless but hard-hitting affair, and the physicality carried over into the second.

Stewart finally broke through at 12:27 of the middle frame, just seconds after a Carleton Place power play had expired, wiring a shot off the post and in past Portage netminder Justin Laforest, who had slid just too far out of position.

Baylis doubled the lead early in the third period, using a Portage defenceman as a screen before getting a wrist shot past Laforest, and Van Horn converted on a breakaway chance just 50 seconds after that to put the game out of reach.

The Terriers got into penalty trouble in the third period, taking four minors – and 24 penalty minutes in total – in the final 20 minutes, eliminating any chance of a comeback.

It’s just the second time Portage, which scored an MJHL-high 285 goals in 60 regular season games, has been shut out this season; Devon Fordyce led the OCN Blizzard to a 2-0 win over the Terriers on Dec. 5.

The game matched up a pair of former teammates between the pipes; Laforest was the back-up to Therien with the Canadians on their run to the RBC Cup championship game last year.

Both teams are off Monday before returning to the ice Tuesday. The Canadians face the Penticton Vees in the day’s matinee (2 p.m. CT), while the Terriers take on the Soo Thunderbirds in the night cap.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Landon Peel
Tripping minor (2:00)
03:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Brad Bowles
Slashing minor (2:00)
15:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryker Killins
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
20:00
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Grant Valiquette
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
03:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Friesen (Served by Jaryd Wiebe)
(auto) Head Contact minor (2:00)
06:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Friesen
(auto) Head Contact misconduct (10:00)
06:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Craig Pefley
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
07:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Matt Alexander
Slashing minor (2:00)
10:21
GOAL
Goal: Owen Stewart

Assists: Willie Brooks, Wesley Baker
12:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Matt Alexander
(auto) Goaltender Interference minor (2:00)
17:00
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Stephen Baylis

03:06
GOAL
Goal: Bryce Van Horn

Assists: Alex Robinson
03:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Tanner Jago
Roughing minor (2:00)
05:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Matt Alexander
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
11:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Matt Alexander (Served by Andrew Zerban)
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
13:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Matt Alexander
Three Stick Infractions misconduct (10:00)
13:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Devin Campbell
Tripping minor (2:00)
17:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Shawn Bowles
(auto) misconduct (10:00)
18:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Shawn Bowles (Served by Brad Bowles)
Roughing minor (2:00)
18:49

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Justin Laforest POR 60 18 15 3 0.833
Guillaume Therien CPC 60 13 13 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 3 - SVS - 15 - SV% - 0.833
GA 0 - SVS - 13 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

5 - 2 W vs. Carleton Place CanadiansCPC
May 17, 2015
2 - 5 L @ Portage TerriersPOR
May 17, 2015
6 - 1 W vs. Melfort MustangsMEL
May 16, 2015
2 - 1 W @ Penticton VeesPEN
May 16, 2015
3 - 2 W @ Melfort MustangsMEL
May 14, 2015
3 - 4 L @ Melfort MustangsMEL
May 13, 2015
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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