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Krahn, Prairie Thunder Win Allan Cup
Written by Neil Donohoe    Wednesday, 18 April 2012 22:16   

Matt Krahn and the South East Prairie Thunder have won the 2012 Allan Cup after defeating the Rosetown Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.

Saturday, April 21st

The South East Prairie Thunder have advanced to the 2012 Allan Cup Final in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan after defeating the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts 7-2 on Friday.  Matt Krahn served as the backup goaltender to former Selkirk Steeler Justin Harris who stopped 30/32 shots in the win.  The Prairie Thunder will face the Rosetown Red Wings in the final after they defeated the host Lloydminster Border Kings 5-1 in Friday’s other semi-final matchup.  Aaron Starr went pointless with 2 penalty minutes for the Border Kings.  The Allan Cup Final is set for Saturday night at 6:30 pm central time.  The Final can be seen on tape delay starting at around 9 pm central time on TSN 2.

Friday, April 20th

The matchups for semi-final Friday at the Allan Cup are now set after the Rosetown Red Wings and the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts recorded victories in Wednesday’s quarter-final games.  Rosetown defeated Kenora 3-2.  The game sheet says that former OCN Blizzard goaltender Ryan Person stopped 36/39 shots for the Thistles in the loss, however this may be inaccurate as the game sheet also states that Kenora’s other goalie, Tyler Gordon was named the Thistles Game Star.  Rosetown will now face Aaron Starr and the host Lloydminster Border Kings at 9 pm central time in one of the two semi-final games scheduled for Friday.  Starr had 2 goals and 3 points in the Border Kings’ 2 round robin games.

Thursday’s other quarter-final matchup saw Grand Falls-Windsor defeat the Stony Plain Eagles 5-1.  Brad Sinclair did not dress for the Eagles.  Grand Falls-Windsor will now face Manitoba’s South East Prairie Thunder in Friday’s other semi-final game at 5 pm central time.  Matt Krahn dressed as the Prairie Thunder’s backup for their 2 round robin games.

Friday’s two winners will face off in Saturday’s Allan Cup Final at 6:30 pm central time.  The Final can be seen on tape delay starting at 8:30 pm central time on TSN 2.

Thursday, April 19th

The round robin portion of the Allan Cup came to a close on Wednesday in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan with two games taking place.  Former Blizzard goaltender Ryan Person stopped 19/22 shots for the Kenora Thistles in a 3-1 loss to Stony Plain.  The game was Person’s first start of the tournament.  Former Blizzard defensemen Brad Sinclair went pointless for Stony Plain.  The other game of the day saw the Rosetown Red Wings defeat the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts 4-3 in overtime.  Thursday’s quarter final matchups are now set as Rosetown (2nd in Division 1) will host Kenora (3rd in Division 2) in the early game while Stony Plain (2nd in Division 2) will host Grand Falls-Windsor (3rd in Division 2) in the night cap.

Wednesday, April 18th

The 2012 Allan Cup got underway on Tuesday in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan and the OCN Blizzard are well represented with four former players taking part.  Goaltender Matt Krahn, who just recently completed his final junior season with the Blizzard has joined Manitoba’s representative at the Allan Cup, the South East Prairie Thunder.  The Prairie Thunder will finish the round robin portion of the tournament in first place in Division 1 with a 2-0 record after defeating the Rosetown Red Wings 2-1 and the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts 5-2.  Krahn was the backup goalie for both victories behind former Selkirk Steeler Justin Harris.  By finishing first in Division 1, the Prairie Thunder have advanced directly to the semi-finals on Friday against the winner of one of two quarter-final matchups that will take place on Thursday.

Forward Aaron Starr is a member of the host Lloydminster Border Kings, and after round robin play he is tied for third in the tournament with 3 points in 2 games.  Starr was named Lloydminster’s Game Star after scoring the game winning goal and adding an assist in a 3-2 win over the Stony Plain Eagles.  He potted his 2nd goal of the tournament in a 7-4 victory over the Kenora Thistles.  The Border Kings will finish first in Division 2 with a 2-0 record and have advanced to Friday’s semi-finals where they will face off against the winner of one of two quarter final matchups that will take place on Thursday.

The backup goaltender in Kenora’s 7-4 loss to the Border Kings was former Blizzard Ryan Person.  Kenora will finish round robin play on Wednesday night against Stony Plain.

Former Blizzard defensemen Brad Sinclair is a member of the Stony Plain Eagles.  Sinclair went scoreless in Stony Plains’ tournament opening loss to Lloydminster.  The Eagles will finish round robin play on Wednesday night against Kenora.

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