2019 TELUS Cup

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2019 TELUS Cup
Game #16
Semifinal
Final
April 27, 2019 2:00 pm EDT
Fort William Gardens
Thunder Bay, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
17
9
12
38
12
10
14
36

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 3
6
1 / 3
6

Game Story

YOUNG NATIONALS BEAT BUFFALOES, ADVANCE TO TELUS CUP FINAL

JASON LA ROSE

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Sean Wu was terrific in a 36-save performance, helping the Toronto Young Nationals double up the Calgary Buffaloes 4-2 in the first semifinal Saturday at the 2019 TELUS Cup.

The Young Nationals will play for their second national title Sunday night (6:30 p.m. ET, TSN2) against the winner of second semifinal between the Cantonniers de Magog and Tisdale Trojans.

Ryan Mansfield led the offence with a goal and an assist for Toronto, which got goals from four different players and points from seven, including Wu.

The scoreless first period belonged to the goaltenders – Wu turned aside all 17 shots he faced, while Calgary counterpart Garin Bjorklund was perfect on 12 chances.

Mansfield finally broke through on a Toronto power play five minutes into the second period; the puck bounced off a couple of sticks before he spun on the backhand and beat Bjorklund.

Braden Plaschewsky pulled the Buffaloes even on a man advantage of their own late in the middle frame, playing give-and-go with Jayden Grubbe before redirecting the 1-1 goal upstairs on Wu.

Both teams hunted for the go-ahead goal early in the third period, but it was the Young Nationals who went ahead off the stick of Liam Del Mastro. After a misplay behind the Calgary goal, Del Mastro hammered a loose puck off the post and in.

Joshua Sinanan added the eventual game-winning goal midway through the third, outracing a Buffaloes defenceman to the puck and chipping a shot over the glove of Bjorklund.

Carter Benoit got Calgary back within one with 5:21 to go, cutting into the middle and snapping a quick shot past Wu, but Peter Stojcevski buried an empty-net goal as time ticked down to seal the win for the Young Nationals.

The Buffaloes will play for bronze on Sunday afternoon (1 p.m. ET). They have won a medal at six of their previous seven trips to Canada’s National Midget Championship.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Zayat
Hit to the Head (2:00)
00:27
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Marco Lopez
Interference (2:00)
03:27
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Ryan Mansfield

Assists: Elias Cohen, Ethan Eliopulos
05:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Joshua Currie
Hit to the Head (2:00)
14:22
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Braden Plaschewsky

Assists: Jayden Grubbe, Dylan Witzke
15:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Ethan Eliopulos
Roughing (2:00)
17:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Stephen Rosier
Hit to the Head (2:00)
19:06
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Liam Del Mastro

Assists: Elias Cohen, Ryan Mansfield
05:36
GOAL
Goal: Joshua Sinanan

Assists: Thomas Harbour, Sean Wu
11:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Russell Cocca
Hooking (2:00)
12:15
GOAL
Goal: Carter Benoit

Assists: Ryan Shostak, Sam Witt
14:39
GOAL (EMPTY NET)
Goal: Peter Stojcevski

19:46

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Garin Bjorklund CGY 59 35 32 3 0.914
Sean Wu TOR 60 38 36 2 0.947

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L vs. Tisdale TrojansTIS
Apr 28, 2019
2 - 1 W @ Cantonniers de MagogMAG
Apr 28, 2019
2 - 4 L @ Toronto Young NationalsTOR
Apr 27, 2019
4 - 2 W vs. Calgary BuffaloesCGY
Apr 27, 2019
5 - 2 W vs. Halifax MacsHFX
Apr 26, 2019
4 - 2 W @ Tisdale TrojansTIS
Apr 26, 2019
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