Saturday, May 17, 2014

Royal Bank Cup Semi-Finals: Carleton Place 5 Dauphin 3

For anyone who could not attend or watch tonight’s RBC Cup Semi-final game here are my thoughts and views from tonight’s game. You may agree or disagree but we all have our own view and opinion on any game we watch. This is my opinion and my thoughts on how I saw tonight’s game. I try to be unbiased and give a fare recap on both sides. Thanks for stopping by & visiting my blog.

I was at tonight's RBC Cup Semi-final game as Carleton Place defeated Dauphin 5-3 at Kal Tire Place.

Starting Goaltenders:

Dauphin: Michael Stiliadis
Carleton Place: Guillaume Therien

1st Period: The Canadians would get on the board on early after Anthony McVeigh found the back of the net at 2:35 The Kings carried the edge in play and were the better of the two teams in the period.  Dauphin would tie the game shorthanded, Dylan Butler at 11:58 evened the score before the Kings went up 2-1.  Tanner Butler at 16:41 put the Kings ahead as Carleton Place couldnt get much offence going.  The Kings outshot the Canadians 16-7.

2nd Period: Luke Edwards tied the game early at 2:10 as the Canadians played a much better period.  Both teams were fairly evenly matched in the period with chances at both ends.  Brayden Cuthbert put Dauphin ahead 3-2 at 12:04 before Andy Sturtz just fourty three seconds later tied the game at 3-3 at 12:47 Dauphin outshot Carleton Place 14-11.

3rd Period: The Canadians come out strong had a great chance early but couldnt beat former Vipers goaltender Michael Stiliadis.  Carleton Place with a ton of pressure early were all over the Kings.  The Canadians with several good chances couldnt take the lead.  Dylan Gareau put the Canadians ahead on a nice pass in front from Andy Sturtz gave Carleton Place a 4-3 lead at 10:43 Dauphin struggled offensively couldnt break through the neutral zone went atleast fourteen minutes without a shot on goal.  The Kings would eventually get two or three opportunities late but twice couldnt hit the net.  Dauphin had troubles getting Stiliadis to the bench for the extra attacker as the Canadians carried the play.  The Kings would eventually get the extra man out before Anthony McVeigh with his second of the night into the empty netter for a 5-3 lead at 19:49 The Canadians with a solid third period scored twice come away with a huge 5-3 win to advance to tomorrow's RBC Cup Championship game will face the SJHL Yorkton Terriers.  Carleton Place outshot Dauphin 16-2.

Top Players: (Dauphin)

Brent Wold (1 assist) Has played well this Tournament had a good game for the Kings this evening.  Picking up one assist played and battled hard.

Dylan Butler (1 goal) Had a very strong game, Butler saw a ton of ice was good at both ends of the rink.

Brayden Cuthbert (1 goal) Also played very well having a strong game for the Kings.  Cuthbert is another player that impressed me for Dauphin this past week.

Game Thought's: (Dauphin)

The Kings would finish 3-1 during the round robin were eliminated after a 5-3 loss this evening to the Carleton Place Canadians.  I thought the Kings were by far the better of the two teams in the 1st went out to a 2-1 lead but Carleton Place come back with a much better 2nd period and held up with the Kings in a more evenly played period.  Tied at three each heading into the third, Dauphin just couldnt get anything going as the Kings were outplayed, outshot and outworked most of the period.  Giving up two goals in the third, the Kings season would come to an end.

Top Players: (Carleton Place)

Elias Ghantous had a solid game defensively for the Canadians.  Was very good one on one and in his own end.

Andy Sturtz (1 goal & 2 assists) Was very strong picking up three points.  So much talk about this young man leading up to the RBC Cup I dont think I recall seeing him in any of the Canadians previous games leading up to tonight.  Tonight Sturtz come to play and had a very strong game.

Anthony McVeigh (2 goals) Had a strong game on the wing. 

Dylan Gareau (1 goal) Played very strong, had a very strong game up front for Carleton Place.

Game Thought's: (Carleton Place)

Outplayed and outshot in the opening period the Canadians fell behind a goal but come back with a much better effort and performance in the middle period, evening the score Carleton Place kept pace with Dauphin heading to the third tied at three.  In the 3rd it was all Canadians as they carried most of the play, really took it too the Kings early and often getting several great scoring opportunities.  The Canadians could have easily scored three or four goals to really put this game out of reach.  Give credit to Carleton Place who played very well defensively shutting down the Kings in the 3rd period.  After watching all the round robin games all week I would have never guessed we would see a Yorkton-Carleton Place final tomorrow.



Chandler Irvin
Riley Thiessen
Taran Lacquette
Cameron Whyte
Tristan Mullin

Carleton Place:

Landon Gareau
Connor Merkley
Brett Everson
Vinny Post
Andrew Dodson

Players of the Game:

Dauphin: Dylan Butler (1 goal)
Carleton Place:  Andy Sturtz (1 goal & 2 assists)

For more on tonight's game visit the Hockey Canada website,

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