OHL WEST STARS GET BIG WIN AT HERSHEY CUP CHL ALL-STAR SERIES
The Ontario Hockey League Western Conference All-Stars scored a big 7-2 win
over the Western Hockey League Eastern Conference All-Stars last night in
Red Deer, Alberta, giving the OHL a chance to claim the 2002 Hershey Cup.
The win leaves the OHL with a 1-1 record in the series, which features two
all-star teams from each of the three CHL leagues. The Quebec Major Junior
Hockey League is 1-0 after its Lebel Conference All-Stars beat the OHL
Eastern Conference team 4-2 in Ottawa last Wednesday, while the WHL is 0-1.
There is one game left in the Hershey Cup CHL All-Star Series – Wednesday,
Feb. 6 in Rimouski, Quebec, when the QMJHL Dilio Conference All-Stars host
the WHL Western Conference All-Stars. If Quebec wins that game, the QMJHL
wins its second consecutive Hershey Cup. If the WHL wins, all three leagues
will have 1-1 record and the Cup winner will be decided on goals for/goals
On Wednesday night in Red Deer, the game was tied 1-1 halfway through the
second period but the OHL West Stars exploded for three goals in six minutes
in the second period to lead 4-1. They then followed with another three-goal
binge in the third period to complete the rout.
Second period goals by Rick Nash of the London Knights, Steve Ott of the
Windsor Spitfires and Kris Newbury of the Sarnia Sting in the second period
put the OHL West ahead for good. Below is the complete game summary from
last night’s game.
OHL WEST 7, WHL EAST 2
OHL: Saviels, Tjutin, Gleason, Aminger, Colaiacovo, Harrison, Kelly, Ott,
Pecker, Larose, Roy, Boyes, Newbury, Wellwood, McClement, Brown, Jamieson,
Goaltenders: Emery, Bacashihua.
WHL: Novak, Bouwmeester, Woywitka, Paetsch, White, Lynch, Kopecky,
Armstrong, Beechey, Murray, Seagal, Smith, Sutherby, Barrett, Jaffray,
Hubbauer, Tootoo, Watson.
Goaltenders: Garnett, Harding.
1. WHL: Armstrong 9 (Jaffray, Hubbauer) 0:51
2. OHL: Boyes 16 (Pecker) 4:48
Lynch WHL (Tripping)11:08,
Eminger OHL (High Sticking) 12:20,
Roy OHL (Roughing)12:46,
Tootoo WHL (High Sticking)12:46,
3. OHL: Nash 61 (Roy) 10:30
4. OHL: Ott 10 (Brown, Harrison) 10:55
5. OHL: Newbury 17 (Kelly) 16:37
Smith WHL (Holding)2:20,
Bouwmeester WHL (High Sticking) 5:48,
Ott OHL (Roughing)11:24,
Harrisen OHL (Elbowing) 11:24,
Murray WHL (Rouging)11:24,
6. WHL: Murray 11 (Smith, Woywitka) 5:31
7. OHL: Kelly 9 (McClement) 7:22
8. OHL: Jamieson 44 (Gleason) 11:35
9. OHL: McClement 19 (Kelly, Newbury) 17:45 (pp)
Penalties: Brown OHL (Slashing) 3:19,
Sutherby WHL (Roughing) 15:38,
Murray WHL (Goaltender interference) 17:03.
MVP OHL – Brent Kelly 9
MVP WHL – Josh Harding 37
Shots on Goal
OHL 14 14 9 — 37
WHL 10 10 20 — 40
Goaltenders: Time SA GA
OHL Emery 30:00 12 1
OHL Bacashihua 30:00 26 1
WHL Garnett 30:00 9 6
WHL Harding 30:00 21 1
PP Conversions: OHL: 1/5 ;WHL: 0/4
HERSHEY CUP STANDINGS GPWLGFGA QMJHL11042 OHL21196 WHL10127
WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
There is just one game in the WHL Thursday night as Prince George plays at
On Wednesday night in the WHL, Spokane and Prince George battled to a 3-3
tie, Kamloops beat Tri-City 5-3 and Kelowna edged Seattle 5-4 in overtime.
At Spokane, Joff Kehler scored a pair of goals to help Spokane pick up the
single point. Barry Brust made 35 saves in goal for Spokane, while Billy
Thompson made 39 saves for Prince George. Dan Hamhuis also scored twice for
At Kamloops, Jared Aulin scored a pair of goals to give the Blazers their
win. Ben Kilgour scored twice for the losers, while Steve Belanger stopped
26 shots in goal for Kamloops.
At Kelowna, Chuck Kobasew’s second goal of the game at 4:08 of overtime was
the game-winner. Trew Johnson had one goal and one assist for the losers,
while Brooks Laich added three assists. Kelowna out-shot Seattle 45-22, with
Ryan Cyr making 40 saves in the Seattle goal.
ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE
After a three-day break the OHL schedule resumes on Thursday night. Sarnia
is in Brampton, Kitchener plays at Guelph and Peterborough travels to
There were no games in the OHL on Wednesday night.
QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
There are no games in the QMJHL Thursday night.
There were four games on the QMJHL schedule Wednesday night. Halifax (8)
routed Drummondville 7-3, Victoriaville defeated Quebec 4-2, Hull upset
Chicoutimi (10) 4-1 and Rimouski edged Baie-Comeau 3-1.
At Halifax, Jason King scored three goals for the Mooseheads before a crowd
of 6,602 fans. Giulio Scandella added two goals and one assist for the
winners, while Dany Dallaire made 22 saves. Vincent Tougas had two assists
for the losers.
At Victoriaville, Daniel Groulx had one goal and two assists for the winners
while Matthew Lombardi scored twice. Daniel Manzuto made 38 saves in the
Tigres’ net while Chris Montgomery had one goal and one assist for Quebec.
At Hull, Philippe Lacasse had one goal and two assists for the Olympiques,
while Ales Hemsky added one goal and one assist for Hull. Michael Dilorenzo
made 21 saves in the Hull net while Francis Lemieux scored the lone goal for
At Rimouski, Jean-Francois Plourde scored a pair of goals and Michel Ouellet
added one goal and two assist to lead Rimouski. Eric Salvail made 25 saves
for the winners while Yanick Lehoux had the lone goal for Baie-Comeau.
For complete QMJHL statistics and standings, visit the official QMJHL site.