ALBERTA SHUTS DOWN SASKATCHEWAN

Nov 03, 2012 - 08:04 MDT

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Calgary, AB – Team Alberta posted a 3-0 shutout win over Team Saskatchewan in Game 5 of the 2012 Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup on Saturday afternoon at Father David Bauer arena in Calgary, AB.  The win sends Alberta (2-1) through to Sunday’s Gold medal game where they will face Team BC (2-0).  Zach Sawchenko turned in a 33-save performance to earn the shutout while Hudson Elynuik, Grayson Pawlenchuk and Dylan Stewart scored for Alberta.  Matt Kustra turned aside 19 of 22 shots he faced in the loss for Saskatchewan (1-2), who will play Team Manitoba (0-2) for the Bronze medal on Sunday morning.  The round-robin portion of the tournament wraps up with Team BC facing Team Manitoba on Saturday night.

ALBERTA 3, SASKATCHEWAN 0

First Period
No Scoring

Second Period
1 – AB – Elynuik (Estephan), 19:19

Third Period
2 – AB – Pawlenchuk (Merkley, Xavier), 3:56
3 – AB – Stewart (Gennaro, Comrie), 15:22

SOG:
AB: 6, 7, 9 = 22
SK: 12, 9, 12 = 33

Goalies:
Sawchenko (AB) – 33/33
Kustra (SK) – 19/22

Players of the Game:
AB - Sawchenko
SK - Pederson

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For more information on the 2012 Western Canada Under-16 Challenge Cup, CLICK HERE

GAME SCHEDULE:
*All games will take place at Father David Bauer arena (Calgary, AB)

Thursday, November 1
Game #1 – Saskatchewan 6 - Manitoba 3
Game #2 – British Columbia 4 - Alberta 3 S/O 

Friday, November 2
Game #3 – British Columbia 4 - Saskatchewan 1
Game #4 – Alberta 8 - Manitoba 1

Saturday, November 3
Game #5 – Alberta 3 – Saskatchewan 0
Game #6 – Manitoba @ British Columbia (7:00 pm MST)

Sunday, November 4
Game #7 – BRONZE MEDAL GAME, @ 9:30am MST
Game #8 – GOLD MEDAL GAME, @ 1:00pm MST