Jung, Torrie

Jung Impressive Again in Loss

N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 3/23

WHL Playoffs – Round 1

Calgary Hitmen 4 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 1
Calgary leads Best of 7 series 3-0

G Torrie Jung, EDM: Loss, 41 saves on 45 shots, *Second Star*
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-2-1, 3.51 GAA, .920 sv%
Season totals: 48 GP, 20-20-3-5, 2.56 GAA, .912 sv%, 3 shutouts

The story of No.1 Calgary vs. No.8 Edmonton has become less about the Hitmen’s dominance, and more about Torrie Jung. Jung stopped 41 shots Monday giving him 95 saves over the past two games, though as he would likely tell you, it’s the 2 losses over that time that matter most. Getting more than two total goals of support in three games would help the cause, but Jung isn’t one to complain. And let’s be honest, no one expected Edmonton, who squeaked into the playoffs with a tiebreaker win over Prince Albert, to compete with the No.1 ranked team in all of Canadian Junior hockey – a team that averaged a league-best 4.5 goals per game.

Jung "Unbelievable" in Loss

N.A. Juniors Playoffs Game Night: 3/22

WHL Playoffs – Round 1

Edmonton Oil Kings 1 @ Calgary Hitmen 2 (OT)
Calgary leads Best of 7 series 2-0

G Torrie Jung, EDM: OT Loss, 54 saves on 56 shots, *First Star*
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, 3.00 GAA, .925 sv%
Season totals: 48 GP, 20-20-3-5, 2.58 GAA, .911 sv%, 3 shutouts

Close, but not quite a complete steal for Jung and 8th-seeded Edmonton. Jung stopped 54 shots in 3 ½ periods for the Oil Kings, but couldn’t get the offensive help he needed. Carson McMillian (Wild) scored for Calgary at 9:04 of overtime when he deflected a shot from the point to give the Hitmen the win (Edmonton Journal photo). Game 3 is Monday in Edmonton. Calgary outshot Edmonton 56-24 in the game, including 20-4 in the opening period and 20-1 in the third. Despite the disparity in shots, Edmonton held a 1-0 lead until 15:42 of the third period.

"What can I say? [Jung]'s unbelievable. He's been there all year," Edmonton coach Steve Pleau told the press.

"Were not even here if it weren't for Junger. Were at the point now where we expect it, and we build off of it. He gives us all our energy and all our belief in what we do."

N.A. Juniors Game Night 3/19: Calgary Takes Game 1 vs. Jung

WHL – Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

Edmonton Oil Kings 0 @ Calgary Hitmen 5
Calgary leads Best of 7 series 1-0

G Torrie Jung, EDM: Loss, 32 saves on 37 shots
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 5.00 GAA, .865 sv%
Season totals: 48 GP, 20-20-3-5, 2.58 GAA, .911 sv%, 3 shutouts

No.1 Calgary easily took Game 1 of this opening round match-up, scoring once in the first period, then blowing the game open with three in the second against No.8 Edmonton. Martin Jones (Kings FA signee) had the shutout for the Hitmen – the CHL’s No.1 ranked team. Joel Broda (Capitals) had two goals and an assist for Calgary.

CHL Notes
Mark Barberio was not among the three finalists named for the QMJHL Defenseman of the Year award. While not a huge surprise, a New Brunswick newspaper recently conducted a survey among a panel of experts and Barberio finished third. Likely 2009 first rounder Dmitry Kulikov, a defenseman for Drummondville, was named a finalist.

N.A. Juniors Game Night 3/17: Jung, Courtnall Advance

A Game 7 blowout in Victoria ... a tie-breaker nail-biter in Prince Albert ... Tokarski finishes as the WHL leader in 4 categories.

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