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Esso Cup pic #4 – Frederique Maringer

Québec’s LHFDQ Nord won the province’s first-ever national Midget AAA title, coming from behind to beat Ontario 5-2 in the gold medal game of the 2013 Esso Cup.

Frederique Maringer readies a wrist shot during the 2013 Esso Cup. Québec Nord took the gold medal with a 5-2 win in the final game. Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.
Frederique Maringer readies a wrist shot during the 2013 Esso Cup. Québec Nord took the gold medal with a 5-2 win in the final game. Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.
Defenseman Madison Bowey set up the dramatic game 7 overtime winner to complete an historic comeback for the Kelowna Rockets. Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.

Kelowna Rockets make history

The Kelowna Rockets became just the second team in WHL history to win a playoff series after going down three games to none to the Seattle Thunderbirds. It was a dramatic series, with five of the seven games going to overtime, including the seventh and deciding game.

Defenseman Madison Bowey set up the dramatic game 7 overtime winner to complete an historic comeback for the Kelowna Rockets. Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.
Defenseman Madison Bowey set up the dramatic game 7 overtime winner to complete an historic comeback for the Kelowna Rockets. Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.

Tyson Baillie scored his third goal of the game at 5:10 of the first overtime period, on a back door pass from Madison Bowey that left him with 3/4 of the net to shoot at. It was Baillie’s seventh goal of the series, and erased the sour taste in the mouths of Kelowna fans after Seattle had tied the game with just seven seconds remaining in regulation.

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Surrey Eagles 3, Alberni Valley Bulldogs 2 (OT)

The Surrey Eagles kept home advantage in the BCHL Coastal Conference Finals on Saturday night, edging the Alberni Valley Bulldogs 3-2 in overtime. Like the opening game on Friday, game two featured plenty of chances and stellar goaltending at both ends of the ice.

Surrey Eagles forward Brady Shaw carries the puck as game one hero Demico Hannoun looks on. Shaw had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime win. Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.
Surrey Eagles forward Brady Shaw carries the puck as game one hero Demico Hannoun looks on. Shaw had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime win. Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.

Nic Pierog tipped a point shot past Bulldogs goalie Jay Deo just a buck-eighteen into OT to send the series to Port Alberni with the Eagles up two games to nothing. The rest of the Eagles offence came from the usual suspects, as Brady Shaw and Adam Tambellini scored in regulation. Those two players sit atop the playoff scoring race with twelve points apiece.

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What can I say, it was the play of the game! Demico Hannoun fires the winner past Port Alberni Bulldogs goaltender Jay Deo, giving the Surrey Eagles a 1-0 series lead in the Coastal Conference Finals. Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.

Surrey Eagles 1, Alberni Valley Bulldogs 0

Nearly 1,200 fans were treated to a dramatic opening game of the Coastal Conference Final on Friday night, as the Surrey Eagles edged the Alberni Valley Bulldogs 1-0 to keep home ice advantage in the best-of-seven series. Demico Hannoun scored on a breakaway, and Michael Santaguida earned his third shutout of the playoffs in game that was tightly contested in all areas of the ice.

What can I say, it was the play of the game! Demico Hannoun fires the winner past Port Alberni Bulldogs goaltender Jay Deo, giving the Surrey Eagles a 1-0 series lead in the Coastal Conference Finals. Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.
Surrey Eagles forward Demico Hannoun fires the winning goal past Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Jay Deo with just 81 seconds left in regulation in game one of the BCHL Coastal Conference Final. Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.

Brady Shaw and Michael Stenerson earned assists on Hannoun’s goal, which came with just 1:21 remaining in regulation time. Shaw was prominent in the Bulldogs zone all night long, but didn’t get the bounces until his pass found Hannoun all alone. It was the Eagles’ 33rd shot on Bulldogs goaltender Jay Deo, who was especially solid in the first period when the Eagles held a substantial edge in play.

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SFU Clan 6, TRU Wolfpack 4

Evan Kurylo stopped 32 shots in a 6-4 SFU Clan win over the TRU Wolfpack, including this right pad save during the 2nd period. Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.
Goaltender Evan Kurylo stopped 32 shots in a 6-4 SFU Clan win over the TRU Wolfpack, including this right pad save on Joshua MacDonald during the 2nd period. Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.

The SFU Clan finished the 2012-13 season on a winning note Saturday, quieting the TRU Wolfpack 6-4 in a preview of next week’s first-round playoff matchup.

Graduating players had a big impact for the Clan: goaltender Evan Kurylo stopped 32 of 36 shots, and forward Ben Van Lare had a pair of assists in the win. Kurylo stopped every shot he should have in this one; the four goals all came on ridiculous defensive breakdowns, including a 2-on-0 break for the Wolfpack when SFU was up 3-0 early in the second period. For his part, Van Lare was probably robbed of a goal in his last game for the Clan, as we in the broadcast booth saw him tip the Mike Ball point shot past Wolfpack goalie Adrien Hervillard with 29 seconds remaining in the second period. The official scoring on the play was changed after the fact, however, to give Ball the goal, and Van Lare the assist instead.

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Pucked in the Head is taking part in the 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer. You can help us reach our fundraising goal by throwing a few bucks at our campaign, at http://www.conquercancer.ca/goto/jasonkurylo2013.

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Jenessa gets Pucked in the Head

She's from Hawaii, so Jenessa Gladstone can be forgiven for being a basketball fan first. Now that she's in Canada, she's trying to get a grasp on this game called hockey, and was thrilled to win an SFU Clan t-shirt from Pucked in the Head. Check out her video below!
She’s from Hawaii, so Jenessa Gladstone can be forgiven for being a basketball fan first. Now that she’s in Canada, she’s trying to get a grasp on this game called hockey, and was thrilled to win an SFU Clan t-shirt from Pucked in the Head. Check out her video below!

Congrats to Jenessa Gladstone, who recently won an SFU Clan shirt through one of our contests on the mighty Twitter. (Follow us, @PuckedintheHead, SFU, @SFUHockey, or Jenessa for that matter, @JenessaLei.)

Jenessa was kind enough to cut this promo spot for both Pucked in the Head and this week’s SFU game — they play the TWU Spartans at Bill Copeland Arena at 7 pm on Saturday, February 16. Get your buns down to the rink and see some solid college hockey — you won’t even have to shell out many of your hard-earned sheckles to do so, either. Look below for a handy 2-for-1 coupon, and you & a friend can get in for just five bucks each.

 

Get out & see some top flight college puck as the SFU Clan host their final three regular season games at Bill Copeland Arena. With this coupon, you & a friend can get in for just five bucks apiece!
Get out & see some top flight college puck as the SFU Clan host their final three regular season games at Bill Copeland Arena. With this coupon, you & a friend can get in for just five bucks apiece!

Hog Shack slideshow

Is there anything more breathtaking - at any level of hockey - than a player who goes mano-a-mano* with the goaltender? Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head* Or womano-a-womano! We're definitely not trying to pull a rangers.com on you ladies!
Is there anything more breathtaking than a player who goes mano-a-mano* with the goaltender? Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.
* Or womano-a-womano! We’re definitely not trying to pull a rangers.com on you ladies!

Those of you who follow Pucked in the Head know that we believe hockey is beautiful, and that the beauty is not limited to the NHL level. We love AHL, CHL, BCIHL, CIS, NAIA, NCAA, pee wee, midget, bantam, atom, and every other level you can think of.

Yes, we even love rec league! So in a blatant attempt to out-Hog Shack the Canucks Hockey Blog, we didn’t just go to the Hog Shack Restaurant, invite the owner to appear on the podcast and shove our BBQ-holes full of pulled pork and delicious burnt ends. No, no, that would be easy. WE WENT TO A HOG SHACK HOCKEY GAME.

And we’re going to give away a Hog Shack t-shirt to the first person to tweet me with the answer to the following question:

In one picture of the slideshow, the Hog Shack goalie is seen underneath the Richmond Olympic Oval scoreboard. The team is down 6-5 late in the game. How much time is left on the clock?

Check out the slideshow after the jump, and while you’re at it, think about supporting our Ride to Conquer Cancer campaign – if you donate before noon on January 29, you could win tickets to see the Canucks at Rogers Arena!

Pucked in the Head is taking part in the 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer. You can help us reach our fundraising goal by throwing a few bucks at our campaign, at http://www.conquercancer.ca/goto/jasonkurylo2013.

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