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Sunday, January 20, 2013
NSWC are John Reid Memorial Cup Champions!!!
Championship Game: NSWC 3 - SSAC 2 FINAL
SOG: 31-24 SSAC
The first period was a bit of a feeling out period for both teams. '99 born Bellerive has been simply outstanding for NSWC and scored the lone goal. I am sure his parents are getting annoyed by people asking if he actually is a '99! His strength and stability on his skates are amazing. Clint Colebourn has an assist and has done a great job of shutting out Benson so far as well as the rest of the NSWC d-core. The line of Patter, Tomares and Wanat have been solid for SSAC. Benson, Paterson and Yaremko have been solid but nothing to show yet. Anholt has an assist, Hannoun, Benjafield and Almeida have been very good so far as well. Great game!
Back and forth, even period of play with both defenses and goaltenders playing well. With Colebourn in the box, Quenneville tied it up with a nice one-timer. Benson and Hamblin picked up the helpers on the PP goal. It was Benson who dug the puck out of a scrum and got it to Hamblin who fed Quenneville. Then Dante Hannoun of NSWC dazzled the crowd on the PP, making a couple nice moves and then going backhand off the bar and in with no space or so we thought. The assist on the play went to Benjafield - who made a nice pass to start it all. Hannoun continues to impress with his speed, hands and aggressive play. Jordy Bellerive and Justin Almeida continued to play well and had some nice shifts down low on the cycle. Anholt is having a great game, even though he hasn't hit the scoresheet yet. He makes some nice chips and passes off the wall out and has nice patience. NSWC d-core continues to play well and keep Benson to the outside for the most part.
OFF to OT!! The 3rd did not disappoint, it was a tight period once again. David Quenneville tied it with his 2nd of the game 13:55 beating Luding on a screen shot, Yaremko and Paterson with the assists on the play. Quenneville had a very good 3rd - playing solid defence and throwing his wweight around. Tak Anholt and Jordy Bellerive were sold on the PK in the 3rd. Hannoun also finished strong, battling for loose pucks and winning a lot of his battles. He protects the puck very well. All five NSWC players seem to collapse right in front of Luding when the pressure begins to develop, which makes it tough for him to see. Benson continues to try and create space for himself and his linemates but still can't get much going. Luding and Skinner both made great saves late to send it to OT!
On a broken play with 2:35 left in OT, Justin Almeida grabbed a loose puck at the hard marks and took a weak backhand that hit an SSAC defender and ended up behind the netminder Skinner. Tough way to lose for SSAC. Anholt with the assist.
John Reid Memorial Tournament Awards
MVP - Tyler Benson
Top Forward - Tyler Benson
Top Defenceman - Kale Clague
Top Goalie - Austin McGrath
Reid Team All-Stars
F - Matthew Phillips - Calgary Bisons
F - Mason Shaw - Lloydminster Heat
F - Tyson Jost - POE
D - Kale Clague - Lloydminster Heat
D - Josh Mahura - St. Albert Sabres
G - Austin McGrath - Lloydminster Heat
Iginla Team All-Stars
F - Tyler Benson - Edmonton SSAC
F - Dillon Dube - Notre Dame Hounds
F - Kaden Elder - Notre Dame Hounds
D - David Quenneville - Edmonton SSAC
D - Dante Fabbro - BWC Bruins
G - Ryan Kubic - Winnipeg Hawks
Calgary Northstar Sabres 9 - Edmonton MLAC 2 FINAL
SOG: 42-35 Calgary
Calgary Royals 5 - Sherwood Park 3 FINAL (featured game)
SOG: 42-40 Calgary Royals
The Royals got off to a quick start, scoring on their 1st 2 shots against Sherwood Park tender Lush. It has been back and forth action since then. Lucas Fraulin and Montgomery scored the Royals early goals. We liked Fraulin in the offensive zone but not a lot of hustle back to his own end at times. He is a big kid with decent hands and a shot though. Sean Montgomery was solid - working hard every shift, his work ethic is very strong. We also like small forward Joseph Karpyshyn today, who shows a lot of hustle and grit. He showed off some nice hands as well, beating a Sherwood Park dman but couldn't tuck it past Lush, who has settled in after a shaky start. Carter Gosbee and Lucas Mackenzie also had good periods for the Royals. For Sherwood Park, Sam Steel has had some nice rushes and played well on the PK but hasn't been able to make a lot happen yet and still could be battling injury. Jack Hamly and Ryan Krushen also were good on the PK. It has been a bit of a penalty fest so far!
Back and forth action all period long. The Royals added 2 more goals midway through the 2nd period. First it was Reece Sourkoff hitting Montgomery with a beautiful stretch pass and Montgomery made no mistake, going backend. Soukoroff now has two helpers and has been very strong from the backend. Jaxen Gemmell has played a strong game and got rewarded with the 4th Royals goal with some good net front presence. The Flyers got three back with the first coming from Veinot finally beating Marcoux and then next it was a beautiful passing play - started by Steel to Mckenzie to Biro, who buried. Sam Steel then showed off his puck skill, making a nice move around the Royals dman and then putting it past Marcoux for an unreal goal. Steel absolutely dominated a lot of his shifts in the 2nd as he stpped it up big time showing his creativity and speed. His stamina is something special as well. Jack Hamly kept up his solid play for the Flyers and Skyler Mckenzie had a strong showing - creating some chances and getting 2 helpers.
Close game until the end. Montgomery completed his hat-trick in the 3rd with helpers to Soukorff and O'Connor who played well at both ends of the ice for the Royals. Montgomery plays a solid game and is definitely the leader for the Royals. Karpyshyn, Gosbee, Nic Herringer, Bryce Richmond all hard working shifts in the 3rd for the Royals. Connor Kendall had 2 assists. Lucas Mackenzie shows a lot of hustle with his crash and bang style, could use a bit more work on his skating though. Adam Marcoux had a tremendous game in the Royals goal. The Flyers couldn't get much going in the 3rd as they were on the PK for a bit. Roszko took 3 penalties and showed some undisciplined play in this one. Sam Steel finished the game strong but couldn't muster up any more offence, he has amazing speed with an extremely creative mind and opens up space for his linemates. Hamly also finished strong and is a good penalty killer.
BWC 3 - Lloydminster Heat 6 FINAL
SOG: 24-23 BWC
BWC lead with 2 quick goals midway through the 1st. Devan Purhar scored the 1st goal on the PP and then Henry Rhyu added one even strength. Dante Fabbro and Matt Barberis have been solid defensively once again - moving the puck extremely well, especially on the PP. Jaeger White has been alright in the the offensive zone - creating some chances but has yet to dazzle as expected. Lloydminster have taken some penalties but had some chances on 1 of their 2 PP's. The big guns for Lloydminster haven't been great yet as Clague, Johnson, Shaw, Franklin and Mohr have had only a few moments. Doyon has done well again in a defensive, PK role.
POE 8 - Notre Dame Hounds 5 FINAL (Bronze game)
Winnipeg Hawks 4 - Calgary Bisons 3 FINAL
SOG: 37-34 Winnipeg Hawks
The play started out a bit sluggish in this one but picked up late in the period. The Hawks line of Patrick/Barley/Loschaivo have been solid at both ends of the rink. They also have both Hawks goals with Barley scoring the 1st from Patrick and Loschaivo. The 2nd goal was Patrick from Loschaivo and Brakel. Patrick has played well finally in this one as he has shown good hustle both ways which is nice to see. Jon Morrow also had another good showing, using his speed and good work ethic on the PK. Adam Thurlbeck has been good again but has taken some runs - trying to hit guys and has got caught flat-footed on more than one occasion. For the Bisons, the line of Ashton/Phillips/Olson haven't been a factor yet but have had some good shifts. Williamson had a good period for the Bisons showing some good board work. McKinstry has been solid like usual but isn't too flashy or as noticable as Clague for Lloyd.
Nolan Patrick dominated almost all his shifts in the 2nd period. He was driving the net heard all period long, creating scoring chances and turnovers. His work along the wall and down low has been very solid in this one as he is using his size and strength to his advantage today. He also burned Mckinstry wide on one occasion. Morrow still continues to impress with his gritty style of play and hustle, the type of player any team needs. Vince Loschaivo is playing a solid game but can tend to float sometimes. Bannerman has looked very solid in the Hawks net thus far. The Bisons haven't played their best in this one. Phillips, Ashton and Olson have been shut out so far. George King for the Bisons has played a solid game and created some offensive opportunities and does have the Bisons lone goal. '99 born Setoguchi is playing well on the Bisons backend, he skates very well and doesn't get beat to often.
The Calgary Bisons tied it late in the 3rd on a Phillips PPG with Patrick in the box. The tie was short lived however as Connor Barley replied less than a minute late for the GWG assist to Loschaivo - who played a very good game and had 3 helpers. They then added an EN goal from Patrick who had 2 goals and 1 assist. Barley, Patrick and Loschaivo all played well and had some nice shifts, finding one another in the 3rd. Morrow had a solid game for the Hawks and he plays a high energy game and likes to mix it up. Thurlbeck wasn't his best and did get beat 1 on 1 a few times. He really needs to work on his skating moving forward. Riley Bannerman and Nick Sanders both played tremendous games in net. For the Bisons, Mckinstry wasn't as impressive as he can be. He has good sills and skates well but needs to play more consistent. Setoguchi was solid all game. Matthew Phillips scored but his line wasn't outstanding today.
Red Deer Black 4 - Winnipeg Monarchs 3 FINAL
SOG: 28-19 Red Deer
Parker Smyth with a very nice goal for Red Deer, using big time speed and tucking it around Hall. This is not our featured game. The featured game will be coming up which is Calgary Bisons vs. Winnipeg Hawks. Parker Smyth scored the GWG very late in this one.
St. Albert Sabres 5 - OHA 3 FINAL
SOG: 46-30 OHA