Game Summary
Rousseau Sports de Laval-Bourassa  4 -  Notre Dame Hounds  5
 

GAMACHE SCORES HAT TRICK TO LEAD HOUNDS TO WIN

SELKIRK, Man. – The first win is in the books for the Notre Dame Hounds at the 2009 TELUS Cup.

Hounds captain Ben Gamache scored three times and the West Region champions weathered a late storm to score a 5-4 win over the Rousseau Sports de Laval-Bourassa on Tuesday afternoon at the Selkirk Recreation Complex.

Gamache’s hat trick marker gave his team a 5-2 lead with 5:06 to go, but late goals from Antony Courcelles and Sean Girard made for another exciting finish – three of the four games thus far at the national championship have been 5-4 finals, and the fourth was a 4-4 tie.

Brad Cuzner and Lucas Froese also scored for the Hounds, who have a win and a tie to show from their two games at the National Midget Championship thus far and face Moncton (0-1) on Wednesday afternoon (4 p.m. CT). Christopher Gibson – the tournament’s only Finnish-born player – made 31 saves for the victory in the Notre Dame goal.

Courcelles finished with a pair of goals for the Rousseau Sports and Sébastien Bergeron picked up his second in as many games as the Quebec Region champions fell to 1-1, with a game against Hamilton (0-1) on tap for Wednesday morning (11 a.m. CT).

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Selkirk Recreation Complex City, Country Selkirk, Man., Canada
Month / Day / Year 04/21/2009 Time (local) 11:00 AM CT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Rousseau Sports de Laval-Bourassa (QUE) 0 1 3 4
Notre Dame Hounds (WST) 2 1 2 5
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   03:58 WST 15 Ben Gamache (22 Jesse Pauls, 18 Carson Grolla) PP
   04:20 WST 8 Brad Cuzner (12 Drew George, 14 Bryce Milson)

Penalties:
   00:35 QUE 15 Maxim Lamarche (Roughing After Whistle)
   02:18 QUE 26 Kevin Fiset (Hooking)
   04:56 QUE 24 Michaël Ortika (Holding)
   05:33 WST 3 Justin Sefton (Cross Checking)
   08:15 WST 8 Brad Cuzner (Tripping)
   18:47 WST 2 Scott Bolland (Tripping)

Second Period
Goals:
   05:36 WST 15 Ben Gamache (19 Patrick McGillis)
   07:19 QUE 28 Sébastien Bergeron PP

Penalties:
   01:52 WST 8 Brad Cuzner (Slashing)
   07:09 WST 14 Bryce Milson (Tripping)
   08:10 QUE 12 Felipe Corbo (Slashing)
   13:30 QUE 8 Michaël Turcotte (Roughing)
   15:38 QUE 47 Jonathan Narbonne (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   17:14 WST 15 Ben Gamache (Tripping)
   17:27 QUE 4 Samuel Asselin (Tripping)
   17:59 WST 3 Justin Sefton (Tripping)

Third Period
Goals:
   02:56 WST 16 Lucas Froese
   09:03 QUE 17 Antony Courcelles (23 Sean Hrivnak) 4/4
   14:54 WST 15 Ben Gamache (10 Francis Menard, 19 Patrick McGillis)
   15:35 QUE 17 Antony Courcelles (24 Michaël Ortika, 19 Alexandre Lavoie)
   18:39 QUE 42 Sean Girard (15 Maxim Lamarche, 28 Sébastien Bergeron) PP

Penalties:
   07:14 QUE 19 Alexandre Lavoie (Tripping)
   08:08 WST 16 Lucas Froese (Hooking)
   09:37 WST 9 Nils Moser (Hooking)
   17:03 WST 23 Nolan Huysmans (Interference)
   17:38 WST 18 Carson Grolla (Slashing)
   19:58 WST 3 Justin Sefton (Roughing)
   19:58 QUE 42 Sean Girard (Roughing)
   19:58 QUE 42 Sean Girard (Roughing)


Goaltenders
Rousseau Sports de Laval-Bourassa
1 Jeffrey Noonan On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Notre Dame Hounds
1 Christopher Gibson On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Rousseau Sports de Laval-Bourassa 11 10 14 35
Notre Dame Hounds 15 15 10 40

Player of Game
Rousseau Sports de Laval-Bourassa 47 Jonathan Narbonne
Notre Dame Hounds 22 Jesse Pauls
Officials
Referee Patrick Gagnon
Lines People Willie MacDonald, Dereck Heppner