2019 TELUS Cup

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2019 TELUS Cup
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
April 23, 2019 7:30 pm EDT
Fort William Gardens
Thunder Bay, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
0
2
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
18
6
8
32
3
12
11
26

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
8
1 / 4
10

Game Story

TROJANS DENY COMEBACK, BEAT KINGS AT TELUS CUP

JASON LA ROSE

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Trenton Curtis and Jayden Wiens scored goals in the third period, and the Tisdale Trojans held off a comeback attempt by the Thunder Bay Kings to earn a 4-2 win Tuesday at the 2019 TELUS Cup.

It’s the third time in three weeks the Trojans have beaten the Kings; they earned a 3-1 win in the preliminary round at the West Regional on April 4, and a 6-5 overtime decision in the regional final three days later.

Mackenzie Carson and Colby Vranai had the other goals for Tisdale, which joined Calgary, Halifax and Toronto with 1-1 records through two days of prelim play.

The first period was all Trojans; they held a massive 18-3 advantage in shots and struck for a pair of goals late in the frame. Carson was first at 15:26, crashing the net to knock in a rebound, and Vranai walked out from the corner and beat goaltender Eric Vanska with a backhand to the far side at 17:19.

Thunder Bay, though, picked up the pace in the second period, and was rewarded when Mason Bazaluk jumped on a turnover and found Peter Hannula to cut the Tisdale lead to 2-1.

Nicholas DeGrazia had a glorious chance to tie the game just two minutes later when he was pulled down on a breakaway, but Tisdale netminder Tanner Martin got his right pad on the penalty-shot attempt to keep the SMAAAHL champions ahead.

DeGrazia finally did get the Kings even when he cleaned up a rebound on a 4-on-3 power play in the first minute of the third period, but Kalen Ukrainetz forced a turnover at the Thunder Bay blue-line and fed Curtis for the redirection to restore the Tisdale advantage just 62 seconds later.

The Kings held an 11-8 advantage in shots in the third period but couldn’t put another puck past Martin, who finished with 24 saves in the win.

Wiens added insurance into the empty net with 24.2 seconds to go.

The Trojans are in action next when they face the Halifax Macs on Wednesday afternoon (4 p.m. ET), while the Kings will try again for their first win kin an all-Ontario match-up with the Toronto Young Nationals (7 p.m. ET).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Gareth Aegard
Hit to the Head - Double Minor (4:00)
03:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Bryson Cataldo
Boarding (2:00)
08:49
GOAL
Goal: Mackenzie Carson

Assists: Colby Vranai, Jayden Wiens
15:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Trystan Goodman
Cross-Checking (2:00)
16:42
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Colby Vranai

Assists: Cade Hayes, Mackenzie Carson
17:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam Rutten
Hit to the Head (2:00)
17:36
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Landon Kosior
Cross-Checking (2:00)
03:55
GOAL
Goal: Peter Hannula

Assists: Mason Bazaluk
13:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Kalen Ukrainetz
Hit to the Head (2:00)
19:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Christian Veneruzzo
Slashing (2:00)
19:47
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dylan Ashe
Tripping (2:00)
00:20
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Nicholas DeGrazia

Assists: Nikolas Campbell, Anthony Biniaris
00:32
GOAL
Goal: Trenton Curtis

Assists: Kalen Ukrainetz
01:34
GOAL (EMPTY NET)
Goal: Jayden Wiens

Assists: Kalen Ukrainetz
19:36

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Tanner Martin TIS 60 26 24 2 0.923
Eric Vanska TBK 60 31 28 3 0.903

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

3 - 2 W @ Calgary BuffaloesCGY
Apr 28, 2019
0 - 3 L @ Cantonniers de MagogMAG
Apr 26, 2019
2 - 4 L @ Cantonniers de MagogMAG
Apr 27, 2019
1 - 1 L vs. Halifax MacsHFX
Apr 25, 2019
2 - 4 L vs. Toronto Young NationalsTOR
Apr 26, 2019
2 - 3 L @ Toronto Young NationalsTOR
Apr 24, 2019
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