WHL WEST STARS WIN, SO OHL CLAIMS THE HERSHEY CUP
RIMOUSKI – The Western Hockey League’s Western Conference All-Stars defeated
the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Dilio Conference All-Stars 9-4
Wednesday night in the final game of the 2002 Hershey Cup CHL All-Star
As a result the WHL, the Ontario Hockey League and the QMJHL all finish the
series with identical 1-1 records, but the OHL was awarded the Hershey Cup
on goal differential. The inaugural Hershey Cup was won last year by the
QMJHL’s two all-star teams.
Jared Aulin of the Kamloops Blazers and Paul Gaustad of the Portland Winter
Hawks both scored twice for the WHL stars, while Joe Balej (Portland),
Brandin Cote (Spokane), Joey Hope (Portland), Eric Johannsen (Tri-City) and
Dustin Johner (Seattle) added singles.
Karl Fournier (Acadie-Bathurst Titan), Yanick Lehoux (Baie-Comeau Drakkar),
Michel Outlet (Rimouski) and Olivier Fillion (Acadie-Bathurst) replied for
the QMJHL Dilio Conference All-Stars, which became the first Quebec team to
lose at the Hershey Cup.
The WHL East led 3-2 after one period of play and the QMJHL Dilio Conference
All-Stars tied the game early in the second period. But six consecutive
goals by the WHL East All-Stars gave the WHL its first win at the Hershey
The OHL wound up the 2002 Hershey Cup CHL All-Star Series with a 1-1 record
with a plus three goals differential, the WHL was 1-1 and even while the
QMJHL was 1-1 and minus three. The QMJHL Dilio Conference All-Stars out-shot
the WHL East All-Stars 42-25 before 4,762 fans in Rimouski.
WHL Eastern Conference goalies Billy Thompson (Prince George) and Barry
Brust (Spokane) were the difference in this game, as Thompson stopped 22 of
the 25 shots he faced and Brust 16 of the 17 he faced.
The 2002 Hershey Cup CHL All-Star Series opened up in Ottawa on Jan. 16,
when the QMJHL Lebel Conference All-Stars defeated the OHL East Conference
All-Stars 4-2. Frederic Faucher of the Drummondville Voltigeurs sparked
Quebec with a pair of goals, while Jonathan Bellemare of the Shawinigan
Cataractes added three assists.
Matthew Lombardi of the Victoriaville Tigres and Jason Pominville of the
Cataractes scored the other goals for the winners. Olivier Michaud of
Shawinigan, Jean-Francois Racine of Drummondville and Pascal Leclaire of
Montreal all played very well in the victory before 5,439 fans in Ottawa.
Zenon Konopka of the Ottawa 67’s and Blaine Down of the Barrie Colts scored
for the OHL, while Peter Budaj and Andy Chiodo of the Toronto St. Michael’s
Majors and David Chant of the Barrie Colts played in goal for Ontario.
The series continued Jan. 31 in Red Deer, Alberta, when the OHL Western
Conference All-Stars defeated the WHL Eastern Conference All-Stars 7-2
before 6,259 fans. Ray Emery of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and Jason
Bacashihua of the Plymouth Whalers combined to make 38 saves to lead Ontario
to the win.
Steve Ott of the Windsor Spitfires, Rick Nash of London Knights, Brent Kelly
of Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Brad Boyes of Erie Otters, Jay McClement of
Brampton Battalion and Kris Newbury and Dusty Jamieson, both of Sarnia
Sting, scored the OHL goals. Colby Armstrong of Red Deer Rebels and Garth
Murray of Regina Pats replied for the WHL East.
The Hershey Cup CHL All-Star Series is an annual three-game all-star
showcase featuring two all-star teams from each of the CHL’s three leagues.
At the conclusion of the series the league that wins the most games or has
the best goals for/goals against ratio, wins the Hershey Cup.
WHL EAST 9, QMJHL DILIO 4
1.WHL Joe Balej (1) (Svatos , Aulin) 0.27
2.LHJMQ Karl Fournier (1)
(St-Pierre, Tessier) – PP 8.35
3.LHJMQ Yanick Lehoux (1) (Linglet,
Ouellet) – 10.18
4.WHL Paul Gaustad (1) (Stoll, Kobasew) 12.54
Côté (1) (Johner, Sauer) 18.24
Penalties – Kobasew WHL 1.11,
Stoll WHL 8.18,
Weller WHL 19.27
6.LHJMQ Michel Ouellet (1) (Lehoux, Linglet) – PP 1.07
7.WHL Paul Gaustad
(2) (Johner , Dicaire) 5.29
8.WHL Jared Aulin (1) (unassisted) 11.15
Jared Aulin (2) (Svatos, Hamhuis) – PP 16.00
10.WHL Joey Hope (1)
Penalties – Plourde LHJMQ 3.28, Balej WHL 7.34,
K.St-Pierre LHJMQ 7.34, Spiller WHL 13.34, Sanford LHJMQ 15.12
11.WHL Eric Johannsen (0) (Upshall , Gaustad) – PP 3.00
12.WHL Dustin Johner
(1) (Côté , Hamhuis) PP 12.25
13.LHJMQ Olivier Fillion (1) (Bouchard ,
Penalties – Durak LHJMQ 1.06, Gaustad WHL 6.37, Parenteau
LHJMQ 8.28, Weller WHL 11.21, Malec LHJMQ 11.21, Parenteau LHJMQ 10.46
WHL THOMPSON, Billy (22/25) & BRUST, Barry at 11:15 period 2 (16/17)
LHJMQ DALLAIRE, Dany (14/19) & RUSSO, Adam at 11:15 per2 (12/16)
WHL 12 13 10 – 25
LHJMQ 17 11 14 – 42
WHL 3-for-5 LHJMQ 2-for-5
WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
There are no games scheduled in the WHL Thursday night.
There were four games in the WHL on Wednesday night. Calgary defeated
Lethbridge 7-3, Tri-City stopped Prince George 7-2, Brandon defeated Prince
Albert 5-1 and Saskatoon stopped Moose Jaw 5-2.
At Calgary, Owen Fussey scored four goals, all of them in the third period,
to give the Hitmen their win. Ryan Getzlaf had a pair of goals form the
winners, while WHL scoring leader Nathan Barrett had two goals for
Lethbridge, his 34th and 35th of the season.
At Tri-City, Ben Kilgour scored three goals and added one assist to lead the
Americans. Ryan Kinasewich scored a pair of goals for the winners, while
Mike Wirll had his 23rd of the year for Prince George. Joel Martin made 23
saves in the Tri-City goal.
At Prince Albert, Jiri Jakes scored the game-winner and Robert McVicar made
26 saves to lead the Wheat Kings. Kevin Harris and Josh Garbutt both had two
assists for the winners, while Perry Faul scored the lone goal for Prince
At Saskatoon, Davin Heintz scored three goals to spark the Blades. Trent
Adamus added two assists to Saskatoon’s offence while Shawn Limpright had
two assists for the losers. Michael Garnett made 28 saves for the winners.
ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE
There are four games in the OHL on Thursday night. Toronto St. Michael’s
(10) is at North Bay, Barrie (5) is at Peterborough, Sault Ste. Marie (9) is
at Windsor and Oshawa plays at Windsor.
There were no games in the OHL on Wednesday night.
QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
There are no games in the QMJHL on Thursday night and there were no games
scheduled for Wednesday night.
On Wednesday night in Rimouski, the WHL East Conference All-Stars defeated
the QMJHL Dilio Conference All-Stars 9-4, giving the OHL the 2002 Hershey
Cup for the CHL All-Star Series thanks to a better goal differential.
For complete QMJHL statistics and standings, visit the official QMJHL site.