2017 TELUS Cup Day 3: Smithies leads Leduc to win over Mississauga
Warriors prospects Tyler Smithies and Jakin Smallwood combined for three points Wednesday in the Leduc Oil Kings 4-1 win over the Mississauga Rebels in Day 3 at the 2017 TELUS Cup in Prince George, BC.
Smithies, who was listed by the Warriors in 2015 and signed with the team at the end of their 2016 training camp, set up Tyler Schendel with 11 seconds left in the first period to open the scoring.
Smithies went back to work at 5:24 of the second period when he picked up his first goal of the tournament to make it 2-0. Mississauga pulled to within one with a power play goal late in the second period.
The game remained tight until 13:43 when Schendel scored a power play goal to make it 3-1. Smallwood, who was a 5th round pick in 2016 and signed with the team shortly after their 2016 Prospect Camp, set up Jack Sander for a power play goal with less than five minutes left to put the game away.
Smithies, Smallwood, and Dalton Hamaliuk are Leduc’s leading scorers at the tournament with three points each.
Leduc is 2-1 heading in to Thursday’s game against the winless SMAAAHL champion Regina Pat Canadians, the teams hit the ice at 1pm Saskatchewan time. Leduc finishes the preliminary round Friday against the Quebec champions the Blizzard du Seminaire Saint-Francois.