Rouyn-Noranda connects late to double Prince Albert
HALIFAX – Three goals in the final five minutes of the game lifted the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies to a 6-3 victory over the Western Hockey League champion Prince Albert Raiders Monday night at the Memorial Cup tournament.
The teams had scored twice apiece in the first period before adding single goals in the second.
Tyler Hinam hit for a pair of goals for Rouyn-Noranda while single goals were netted by Joël Teasdale, Félix Bibeau, Peter Abbandonato and Noah Dobson. Getting one assist each were Rafaël Harvey-Pinard, Bibeau, Jakub Lauko, Dobson, Teasdale and Alex Beaucage.
Noah Gregor was involved in all three goals for Prince Albert as he had a goal and two assists. The other goals were scored by Cole Fonstad and Brayden Pachal while Ozzy Wiesblatt, Jeremy Masella, Fonstad and Max Martin each had one assist.
The teams each had 33 shots on net and Rouyn-Noranda went 1-for-3 on its power play and Prince Albert was scoreless on its three power plays.
Prince Albert is to play the Ontario Hockey League champion Guelph Storm Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Halifax Scotiabank Centre. The Raiders need a win to remain in the tournament while the Storm will secure a berth in at least the semifinal with a victory over Prince Albert.
Halifax Mooseheads 2-0-0
Guelph Storm 1-1-0
Rouyh-Noranda Huskies 1-1-0
Prince Albert Raiders 0-2-0
Huskies 6 Raiders 3
Prince Albert 2-1-0–3
1. Rouyn-Noranda, Tyler Hinam (unassisted), 4:34
2. Prince Albert, Cole Fonstad (Ozzy Wiesblatt, Noah Gregor), 8:32
3. Prince Albert, Brayden Pachal (Noah Gregor, Jeremy Masella), 13:47
4. Rouyn-Noranda, Joël Teasdale (Rafaël Harvey-Pinard, Félix Bibeau), 18:32 pp
Penalties: Aliaksei Protas PA (tripping), 18:24; Justin Bergeron RN (tripping), 19:41.
5. Rouyn-Noranda, Félix Bibeau (Jakub Lauko), 12:59
6. Prince Albert, Noah Gregor (Cole Fonstad, Max Martin), 17:43
Penalties: Bench PA (too many men served by Ozzy Wiesblatt), 1:16; Patrik Hrehorcak RN (check to the head), 9:08; Justin Nachbaur PA (high sticking), 14:06; Joël Teasdale RN (hooking), 18:34.
7. Rouyn-Noranda, Tyler Hinam (Noah Dobson), 15:28
8. Rouyn-Noranda, Peter Abbandonato (Joël Teasdale, Alex Beaucage), 16:53
9. Rouyn-Noranda, Noah Dobson (unassisted), 18:19 en
Shots on Goal
Prince Albert 12-13-8–33
Goalies: Samuel Harvey (W, 33 shots-30 saves), Rouyn-Noranda; Ian Scott (L, 32 shots-27 saves), Prince Albert.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Rouyn-Noranda 1-3; Prince Albert 0-3.
Faceoffs Won: Rouyn-Noranda 27; Prince Albert 34.
- Guelph Sports Journal