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TELUS Cup

2014 National Midget Championship

Okanagan Rockets 11

Toronto Young Nationals 2

1 2 3 T
Okanagan Rockets 2 3 6 11
Toronto Young Nationals 1 0 1 2
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ROCKETS ROUT YOUNG NATIONALS FOR FIRST TELUS CUP WIN

DAVID BRIEN

MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Four players scored twice and 12 recorded at least a point to help the Okanagan Rockets to their first win at the 2014 TELUS Cup, an 11-2 rout of the Toronto Young Nationals on Friday morning.

The Rockets are the first team to reach double digits since the Red Deer Rebels beat Sudbury 10-3 at the 2012 TELUS Cup, and are the 23rd score at least 11 in the tournament’s 41-year history.

Tanner Campbell, Carter Hikichi, Tyson Jost and Jake Kryski had two goals each for Okanagan (1-1-3), which blew open the game with six third-period goals.

Liam Finlay, Linden Hora and Branden Wagner had the other goals for the Rockets.

Max Routledge had both goals for Toronto (3-2-0).

Despite a 9:30 a.m. puck drop, the Rockets didn’t show any signs of fatigue, taking a 2-0 lead just past the midway point of the opening period on goals 24 seconds apart from Hora and Wagner.

Routledge cut the lead in half before the end of the period, but it would be all Okanagan after that.

Kryski restored the Rockets’ three-goal lead early in the second period, and another two quick goals, this time from Campbell and Jost in a span of 43 seconds, pushed it to a 5-1 advantage.

The goal from Jost – who led Okanagan with 44 goals in the regular season – was his first of the tournament, and he celebrated by pulling the proverbial monkey off his back.

That goal also spelled the end for Toronto netminder Oliver Jacobs, although he reappeared in the third period after Izzy Benigno gave up six goals on 20 shots.

Penalty trouble cost the Young Nationals in the third period; the Central Region champions gave Okanagan seven power plays in the final frame, and the Rockets converted three of those chances.

Hikichi got the scoring parade started on the man advantage at 2:41, and Jost’s second of the game – on a beautiful forehand-backhand-forehand deke – came just 23 seconds after Routledge’s second for Toronto.

Jost’s goal was the first of five by the Rockets in a stretch of 8:40, which ended with Jost’s no-look centering pass to Finlay for the 11th and final Okanagan marker.

Brendan Barry had to be busy early in the Rockets’ goal, making 12 of his 28 saves in the first period, but Okanagan outshot the Young Nationals 42-17 over the final 40 minutes, and 52-30 overall.

Toronto, which clinched a semifinal spot Thursday, will wait for the conclusion of preliminary round action to find out who and when they play Saturday, while the Rockets need a Prince Albert win over Halifax to ensure they play on the weekend.


Game Totals

SCORING 1 2 3 T
Okanagan Rockets 2 3 6 11
Toronto Young Nationals 1 0 1 2
POWER PLAYS
Okanagan Rockets 3 for 9 (33.33%)
Toronto Young Nationals 1 for 6 (16.67%)
SHOTS 1 2 3 T
Okanagan Rockets 10 18 24 52
Toronto Young Nationals 13 10 7 30
PENALTIES
Okanagan Rockets 18 minutes on 8 infractions
Toronto Young Nationals 46 minutes on 14 infractions

Scoring Summary

Penalty Summary

    • 1st Period
    • 17:53
    • Toronto Young Nationals
    • #13 Tyler Longo Tripping - Minor (2:00)
    • 18:18
    • Okanagan Rockets
    • #9 Tyson Jost Tripping - Minor (2:00)
    • 2nd Period
    • 7:29
    • Toronto Young Nationals
    • #44 James Guest Head Contact - Minor (2:00)
    • 12:32
    • Okanagan Rockets
    • #12 Jake Kryski Slashing - Minor (2:00)
    • 15:57
    • Toronto Young Nationals
    • #21 Justin Herman Cross-Checking - Minor (2:00)
    • 15:57
    • Okanagan Rockets
    • #9 Tyson Jost Head Contact - Double Minor (4:00)
    • 3rd Period
    • 2:18
    • Toronto Young Nationals
    • #19 Adam Deluca Head Contact - Minor (2:00)
    • 2:49
    • Toronto Young Nationals
    • #15 Marco Bozzo Roughing - Minor (2:00)
    • 2:49
    • Okanagan Rockets
    • #21 Mark Krabben Head Contact - Minor (2:00)
    • 3:46
    • Okanagan Rockets
    • #19 Cory Santoro Head Contact - Minor (2:00)
    • 6:08
    • Toronto Young Nationals
    • #15 Marco Bozzo Head Contact - Double Minor (4:00)
    • 6:24
    • Toronto Young Nationals
    • #44 James Guest Kneeing - Minor (2:00)
    • 9:48
    • Toronto Young Nationals
    • #22 Scott Peng Slashing - Minor (2:00)
    • 16:28
    • Toronto Young Nationals
    • #22 Scott Peng Head Contact - Minor (2:00)

Okanagan Rockets Skaters

# Name G A PTS SOG PIM + / -
3 Kristian Blumenschein 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Gen Bryshun 0 1 1 0 0 0
6 Josh Johnston 0 0 0 0 2 0
7 Liam Finlay 1 3 4 1 0 0
8 Kobe Oishi 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Tyson Jost 2 1 3 2 6 0
10 Brett Young 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Tanner Wishnowski 0 4 4 0 2 0
12 Jake Kryski 2 1 3 2 2 0
14 Mahlon Head 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Linden Hora 1 0 1 1 0 0
17 Branden Wagner 1 1 2 1 0 0
19 Cory Santoro 0 2 2 0 2 0
20 Tanner Browne 0 1 1 0 0 0
21 Mark Krabben 0 0 0 0 2 0
22 Carter Hikichi 2 0 2 2 0 0
23 Mitchell Oliver 0 1 1 0 2 0
24 Tanner Campbell 2 2 4 2 0 0
Totals 11 17 28 52 18

Toronto Young Nationals Skaters

# Name G A PTS SOG PIM + / -
4 Louis Di Matteo 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Christian Cannata 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Maxwell Routledge 2 0 2 2 0 0
8 Steven Harland 0 1 1 0 0 0
9 Mackenzie Graham 0 0 0 0 2 0
13 Tyler Longo 0 1 1 0 2 0
15 Marco Bozzo 0 0 0 0 6 0
17 Noah Gurr 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Adam Deluca 0 0 0 0 2 0
21 Justin Herman 0 0 0 0 12 0
22 Scott Peng 0 0 0 0 4 0
24 Bryce Patterson 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Kyle Molinnus 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 James Guest 0 1 1 0 4 0
51 Nikolas Kalpouzos 0 0 0 0 0 0
81 Kaelan Brown-O'Flynn 0 0 0 0 14 0
91 Jeremy Pullara 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 2 3 5 30 46

Okanagan Rockets Goalies

# Name MIN SOG SV GA SV %
1 Reid Kilburn 0:00 0 0 0 .000
35 Brendan Barry 60:00 30 28 2 .933
Totals 30 28 2 .933

Toronto Young Nationals Goalies

# Name MIN SOG SV GA SV %
33 Oliver Jacobs 37:47 35 27 8 .771
35 Izzy Benigno 22:13 17 14 3 .824
Totals 52 41 11 .788

Game Details

  • Mosaic Place, Moose Jaw, Sask.
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