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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rielly and Team Pacific Take Home Bronze


Warriors 16 year old defensemen Morgan Rielly will be rerturning to Moose Jaw with a bronze medal from the U-17's. Rielly and team Pacific skated to a 5-4 victory over Quebec. Rielly finished the tournament with 2 goals, 3 assists for 5 pts; putting him second on team Pacific amoung defensemen scoring- second only to Red Deer Rebel prospect Matt Dumba.


Brayden Cuthbert and team west finished the tournament in 6th place with a 2-1 loss to team Atlantic. Hats off to both young Warriors!


Here is the full game story:

WINNIPEG, Man. – Pacific is back on the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge podium after a one-year absence, claiming the bronze medal with a 5-4 victory over Quebec on Tuesday afternoon at the MTS Centre.
Brandon Magee was the overtime hero, scoring 1:34 into the extra period to cap off a wild final 21-and-a-half minutes. Felix Girard’s goal at the 1:54 mark of the third period gave Quebec a 3-1 lead, but goals 3:12 apart from Robert Trzonkowski and Mike Winther allowed Pacific to pull even.

Dominic Poulin restored the Quebec lead with a power play marker at 12:54, but tournament all-star Hunter Shinkaruk brought Pacific even again with 3:29 to go, stepping out from behind the net and roofing a shot over the shoulder of Quebec goaltender Fran├žois Tremblay.
The comeback was nothing new for Pacific, which fought back from a 5-1 late-second-period deficit to force overtime in their semifinal against the United States on Monday, only to fall short in the extra frame.

Magee made sure they would be the ones celebrating on Tuesday, tipping a Joshua Smith pass past Tremblay for the game winner.

Poulin finished with a pair of goals for Quebec, which failed in its attempt to win a medal for the first time since it won gold in 2006 in Regina, Sask. For Pacific, the medal is its eighth in the last tournament, which includes five silvers and three bronze.
For more on the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, visit http://www.hockeycanada.ca/

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