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LIVE GAME BLOG: Oilers Rookies vs. Canucks Rookies

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers meet the Canucks at the 2016 Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC

by Meg Tilley /

Forward Lines:

Joey Benik - Drake Caggiula - JessePuljujarvi
Braden Christoffer - Kyle Platzer - Patrick Russell
Collin Shirley - Chad Butcher - Greg Chase
Carson Stadnyk - Lane Bauer - Thomas Foster

Defensive Pairings:

Ben Betker - Ethan Bear
Caleb Jones - Matt Benning
Marcus Neimelainen - Dallas Valentine


Nick Ellis


20:00: Tonight's game is underway!

17:44: Oilers forward Colin Shirley receives a two minutes for tripping.

15:53: Oilers firward Kyle Platzer fakes a shot on net and spies Oilers defenceman Marcus Niemelainen at the top of the blue line, who receives the pass and fires a one-timer on net. | EDM 1, VAN 0

14:35: Oilers defenceman Ben Betker receives five minutes for fighting.

11:21: Oilers goaltender Nick Ellis nabs the puck as a scramble ensues in front of the Edmonton net.

6:03: Oilers defenceman Ben Betker wraps around the back of the Canucks net and passes to Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi who fires a shot into the net. | EDM 2, VAN 0 

00:00: The period has ended as the Oilers Rookies lead the Canucks Rookies 16-10 in shots on goal.



20:00: The second period is now underway.

18:09: Canucks forward Danny Moynihan receives two minutes for hooking.

12:31: Canucks forwards Alexis D'Aoust and Curtis Valk had a 2-on-1 advance but Ellis makes the save.

8:44: Canucks forward Marc-Olivier Roy pops the puck up and over Ellis's shoulder, blocker side for Vancouver's first goal of the game. | EDM 2, VAN 1  

2:55: Vancouver defenceman Tate Olson receives two minutes for slashing.

00:00: The period has ended.



20:00: The third period is now underway.

15:31: Shots on goal are 24-24 a piece.

13:35: Flying down the right side, Oilers forward Patrick Russell fires a shot on net but is denied by Demko's glove.

12:46: Puljujarvi dances down the rink from the Oilers blueline into the Canucks zone, firing a shot glove side for the Oilers third goal of the night. | EDM 3, VAN 1

9:05: Oilers forward Chad Butcher receives two minutes for hooking.

5:29: Vancouver forward Jordan Subban receives two minutes for high sticking.

1:38: Oilers forward Joey Benik taps the puck into an empty Canucks net after Demko was pulled . | EDM 4, VAN 1

The period has now ended.  

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