Calgary, Alta – The third day of the 2017 WHL Cup saw Team Alberta remain undefeated to clinch first place in the round-robin stage of the tournament while Team British Columbia got into the win column for the first time this week, setting up a semifinal matchup with Team Saskatchewan.
Blade prospect Koen MacInnes was absolutely stellar in net for British Columbia in his second game of the tournament, recoding the first shutout among all tournament goaltenders by making saves 18 on all 18 shots Saskatchewan threw at him.
Fellow Blade prospect and British Columbia teammate Aiden De La Gorgendiere got himself on the points sheet for the first time in the tournament during his side’s 6-0 tear up of Saskatchewan, earning an assist on the power play for B.C.’s 5th goal of the night.
In the other matchup of day three, Kyle Crnkovic of Alberta continued his strong tournament performance against Manitoba, recording 2 more assists to cement himself atop the leading scorer’s table with 7 points from three games played.
After the completion of the round-robin portion of the tournament, the standings table looks like this:
1. Team Alberta (3-0-0-0, 9pts)2. Team British Columbia (1-0-1-1, 4pts)3. Team Saskatchewan (1-0-2-0, 3pts)4. Team Manitoba (0-1-2-0, 2pts)
Leading Scorers1. Kyle Crnkovic (AB) – Saskatoon Blades – 1G-6A – 7pts2. Kaiden Guhle (AB) – Prince Albert Raider – 3G-3A – 6pts3. Connor McClennon (AB) – Kootenay Ice – 3G-3A – 6pts4. Noah Boyko (AB) – Lethbridge Hurricanes – 2G-3A – 5pts5. Alex Ozar (SK) – Saskatoon Blades – 1G-3A – 4pts
|Aidan De La Gorendiere||British Columbia||D||3||0||1||1|
|Kalen Szeto||British Columbia||F||3||1||0||1|
|Koen MacInnes||British Columbia||G||1-0-0-1||0.96||.960||125|