West Wins President’s Cup at CJHL Prospects Event

LANGLEY, B.C. – Corey Petrash (East St. Paul, Man./Winnipeg Saints, MJHL) and Chase McMurphy (Chestermere, Alta./Calgary Mustangs, AJHL) finished with a goal and assist each as Team West took home the President’s Cup as CJHL Prospects Games champions thanks to a 5-3 victory over Team East on Sunday afternoon.

West won the two-game, total-goal series 9-6 after posting a 4-3 overtime win over East in Saturday’s first game.

Jordan Larson (Fort Frances, Ont./Fort Frances, SIJHL), Sean McGovern (Milton, Ont./Surrey, BCHL) and Justin Lund (Langham, Sask./Kindersley, SJHL) scored the other goals for West, which earned national bragging rights for the fourth time in seven years, and won back the President’s Cup it lost last year in Dauphin, Man.

Ryan Berlin (Edmonton, Alta./St. Albert, AJHL) added two assists, while Dawson MacAuley (Prince Albert, Sask./Yorkton, BCHL) (14 saves) and Matt Tomkins (Sherwood Park, Alta./Sherwood Park, AJHL) (11 saves) combined to turn aside 25 shots in the West goal.

Stephen Anderson (Morell, P.E.I./Summerside, MHL), Jordan Delaurier (Iroquois Falls, Ont./Abitibi, NOJHL) and Matt Buckles (Toronto, Ont./Toronto Lakeshore, OJHL) scored for East, which pulled even at 6-6 in the total-goal series midway through the second period before West scored three unanswered goals over the final 25 minutes.

Brock Crossthwaite (Kanata, Ont./Kanata, CCHL) (14 saves) and Simon Lemieux (Sept-à?les, Que./Longueuil, LHJAAAQ) (12 saves) stopped 26 of 31 shots in the East goal.