Hockey Hounds Tournament
Calgary Bisons 1 - BWC Bruins 2 FINAL
* Ryely Mckinstry scores with 8 seconds left in the game to force it!
* Owen Seidel with a lucky one to end it.
In a battle of what very well could be a preview of the Western Canada Bantam Hockey Championships in April, the two teams would have a bit of a feeling out process early. The play would pick up as the period progressed with the line of Phillips/Olson/Ashton generated any chances the Bisons would have for the period. Kyle Olson has tremendous vision and was able to make a couple plays that nearly resulted in a goal. Matthew Phillips had a couple 1 on 1 chances against BWC D- Dante Fabbro but Fabbro is such a good 1 on 1 player and Phillips couldn't make anything happen. BWC didn't generate a whole lot but every time Jaeger White was on the ice, he was able to slow down or speed up the play whenever he felt like it, it seemed. A very strong defensive game for BWC, who play with very good structure and composure. Between the teams, there is likely to be 6 first round draft picks coming up in May.
Shots 17-3 BWC
BWC continue to dominate this game as the Calgary Bisons very seldom were even able to touch the puck. The Bruins remind me of the bantam version of the Detroit Red Wings with the way they are able to control the play and puck at this level. Jaeger White and Dante Fabbro really control the play when on the ice and I would be stunned if they weren't top 8 picks in the up coming bantam draft in May. Adamu Tanaka has been very strong today defensively for the Bisons. The Bruins got on the board just past the midway point of the 3rd period as Matt Barberis blasted a shot from just inside the blue-line from the far boards on PP to make it 1-0. The Bruins would have several other chances and Jaeger White hit the post on a nice individual effort - walking in from the boards, showing nice moves with 1 second remaining in the period. The bottom line is that it is still just a one goal game and the Bisons are far from out of this one.
Shotes 30 -8 BWC and 13-5 in the period. Very much indicative of the play that period.
BWC would once again carry the majority of the play and Fabbro along with Barberis were once again rock solid. However with just 8 seconds remaining in the game, Ryely Mckinstry would take a pass from Tanaka at the point and walk in and fire a shot home from the top of the circle to force OT. Great game.
Shots are 38-16 for BWC and 8-8 in the period.
Calgary Northstar Sabres 10 - Semiahmoo 0 FINAL
Both goalies, Kelleway for Semiahmoo and Drackett for Calgary started off strong in the first half of the period making several solid saves but Calgary would solve him at the 11:30 mark of the first on a goal by Dunn. He picked up a loose puck in the slot and fires it high and it was 1-0. Just 30 seconds later, Eric Lemire would complete a nice three-way passing play on a feed from Campbell to make it 2-0. Then shortly after, Aucoin scores on a WHL caliber shot, ripping one high on Kelleway who again had no chance on the shot. Then a couple late PP's for Calgary resulted in a pair of goals as Dunn finds a loose puck after hard work by Aucoin to make it 4-0 and then with just seconds left in the period, Chase Goods would just put a puck on net and it found its way through a maze of players for a 5-0 Calgary lead after the first period.
Semiahmoo looks to be playing with a bit of a short bench and look extremely tired. Michael Rasmussen, the star '99 born forward for the Ravens took a puck off the knee and may not return either, making things even tougher. The captain, Ty Westgard showed some spirit in the period as did d-man Berry.
Shots on goal are 20-8 in favor of the Calgary Northstar Sabres.
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It didn't take long for the Northstar Sabres to pick up where they left off in the first period as Austin Stang scores on a huge rebound from Semiahmoo goalied Davidson who replaced Kelleway to make it 6-0. Then a few minutes later, Dunn picked up his hat-trick on SH breakaway goal - showing nice moves and it was 7-0. Then '99 born Lemire scores his 2nd on a bit of a lucky goal as he banked one in from behind the net for a 8-0 lead at the midway point of the 2nd period. Aucoin scores his 2nd goal and 5th point of the game, finishing off a nice 3-way passing play with Dunn/Logel for a 9-0 lead after the 2nd period. The line of Aucoin/Dunn/Logel were used sparingly for the remainder of the 2nd period. Semiahmoo had a few PP's late but whenever they've had a decent scoring chance, Northstars goalie Logan Drackett was up for the challenge. I would think Drackett would be a high pick for a goalie if he was a bit bigger.
Shots on goal are 34-18 for Calgary and were 14-10 in the period.
Campbell scores his 2nd of the game late. Both teams looked very tired and a lot of play between the blue-lines. Davidson for Semiahmoo was solid in replacing Kelleway.
Shots on goal final was 43-21 for Calgary and 9-3 in the period.
Calgary NWCAA Tournament
Calgary Royals 4 - Sherwood Park 3 SO
The Royals took a 3-1 lead in to the 3rd period but Brandon Wallis and then Clinton Veinot would force Overtime. Sherwood Park's other goal came from Clinton Veinot as well in the 1st period. The Royals got markers from Montgomery, Kendall and O'connor. Both Montgomery and Kendall had 2 points. Adam Marcoux stopped 37/40 shots for the Royals in the win.
Winnipeg Monarchs 7 - Kamloops 0
The Winnipeg Monarchs would score 4 times in the first period and two more in the 2nd en route to an easy 7-0 win. Nolan Libbrecht continued his stellar tournament with 3 goals, giving him 8 goals in 5 games. Kevin Jakisch had 1-2-3. Ryan Hall turned aside all 23 shots he faced for the SO.
The Winnipeg Monarchs will play the Calgary Royals in the final at 1:15 MDT.