Rosenthal (1 & 2), Captain of the Express, had two goals for Coquitlam while Canon Pieper (1) had the third marker for the Express to put the game away. The contest was actually a tight one until the third period when Coquitlam seemed to take over, outshooting Spruce Grove 14-9 in the final frame. In total Coquitlam put 28 shots on the Saints’ Kenny Cameron while Spruce Grove had 32 on Gordie Defiel of the Express.
Power Plays were and were not a factor. Both teams had chances but were unable to capitalize. Coquitlam ended the tilt 0 for 4 while Spruce Grove finished 0 for 6.
A scary incident in the third period when Coquitlam’s Bo Pieper fell hard and awkwardly into the boards after being interfered with by the Saints’ Gabe Bast. After a long time on the ice Pieper got up and seemed to be ok, finishing the game with a few shifts and setting up the third goal. Bast was handed five and a game for interference on the play.
So the results effect the standings like this, Coquitlam is now 1-0, tied with Winnipeg and Dauphin at the top. Yorkton is 0-1 and Spruce Grove falls to 0-2. It’s a big mountain to climb for Spruce Grove, but they have the cast to do it. They’re now off until Tuesday.
The late game this evening at the WCC has the Dauphin Kings and Yorkton Terriers going head to head. Puck drop is 7:00pm on 730 CKDM.
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Coquitlam Express at 6:46 – Ryan Rosenthal from Adam Rockwood and Marc Biega
Spruce Grove Saints at 10:50 – Isaac Farrah from Nathan Smith and Tyler Busch
Coquitlam Express at 13:31 – Ryan Rosenthal from Canon Pieper
Coquitlam Express at 18:43 – Canon Pieper from Bo Pieper
Coquitlam Express at 8:21 – John Saunders for High Sticking (2 Min.)
Spruce Grove Saints at 15:56 – Carson Samoridny for Slashing (2 Min.)
Coquitlam Express at 19:38 – Cody Boyd for Charging (2 Min.)
Coquitlam Express at 3:37 – Zach Hodder for Cross Checking (2 Min.)
Coquitlam Express at 6:19 – Brendan Lamont for High Sticking (4 Min.)
Spruce Grove Saints at 18:05 – Tristan Sieben for Interference (2 Min.)
Spruce Grove Saints at 1:51 – Gabe Bast for Interference (5 Min.)
Spruce Grove Saints at 1:51 – Gabe Bast for Game Misconduct
Coquitlam Express at 12:06 – Cody Boyd for Too Many Men (2 Min.)
Spruce Grove Saints at 13:04 – Carson Samoridny for Too Many Men (2 Min.)
REFEREE 1 Trevor Peluk
REFEREE 2 Kyle Scrivens
LINESMAN 1 Jeremie Gauvin
LINESMAN 2 Andrew Stamers