2014 TELUS Cup

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2014 TELUS Cup
Game #18
Final (OT)
April 27, 2014 1:00 pm CST
Mosaic Place
Moose Jaw, Sask.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
0
0
2
1
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
8
9
17
3
37
8
11
8
2
29

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
10
2 / 4
12

Game Story

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.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Mackenzie Graham
Slashing minor (2:00)
09:35
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Linden Hora
(auto) Head Contact double minor (2:00)
10:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Justin Herman
(auto) Head Contact double minor (2:00)
10:37
PENALTY
Penalty: James Guest
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
11:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam Finlay
(auto) Head Contact double minor (2:00)
12:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristian Blumenschein
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
15:13
GOAL
Goal: Steven Harland (power play)

Assists: Jeremy Pullara, Marco Bozzo
15:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Tanner Wishnowski
(auto) Head Contact minor (2:00)
16:34
GOAL
Goal: Marco Bozzo (power play)

Assists: James Guest, Nikolas Kalpouzos
18:24
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Mackenzie Graham
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
03:24
GOAL
Goal: Linden Hora

Assists: Kobe Oishi
06:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Noah Gurr
(auto) Goaltender Interference minor (2:00)
08:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaelan Brown-O'Flynn
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
14:36
GOAL
Goal: Liam Finlay (power play)

Assists: Tanner Campbell, Tanner Wishnowski
15:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Kryski
(auto) Kneeing minor (2:00)
16:48
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Linden Hora

Assists: Kristian Blumenschein, Branden Wagner
03:28

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Reid Kilburn PAC 66 29 27 2 0.931
Izzy Benigno CEN 66 37 34 3 0.919

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

3 - 2 W @ Toronto Young NationalsCEN
Apr 27, 2014
2 - 3 L vs. Okanagan RocketsPAC
Apr 27, 2014
3 - 6 L @ Prince Albert MintosWST
Apr 26, 2014
1 - 6 L vs. Grenadiers de ChâteauguayQUE
Apr 26, 2014
11 - 2 W @ Toronto Young NationalsCEN
Apr 25, 2014
2 - 11 L vs. Okanagan RocketsPAC
Apr 25, 2014
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