2010 National Midget Championship

St. John's Fog Devils  3 -  Notre Dame Hounds  3


LÉVIS, QUE. – The shots kept coming and the chances kept coming. But nearly each and every time, Scott Bray (St. John’s, N.L.) was up to the challenge.

Bray, who has played all three games for St. John’s so far, made 52 saves to give his team a 3-3 tie against the defending TELUS Cup champion Notre Dame Hounds on Wednesday afternoon.

Bray’s performance earned him player of the game honours, something that surprised no one in the rink who saw him play on this day. He made a handful of spectacular saves to keep his team in the game. Notre Dame peppered Bray with 17 shots in the final frame as the Hounds tried to get the game-winner.

Notre Dame jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the game on goals by Gould N.L., native James Melindy and Daniel Dale (Grande Prairie, Alta.). AT 16:58 of the first, Zach O’Brien (St. John’s, N.L.) scored his fourth goal of the tournament to make it 2-1 Notre Dame and the Hounds led by a goal after 20 minutes.

At 13:19 of the second, Stefan Matteau (Blaineville, Que.), with his father and former NHLer Stéphane Matteau watching in the stands, scored on a power play to make it 3-1 Notre Dame. It looked like the Hounds might skate away with a win.

But two quick power play goals by St. John’s defenceman Alex Powell (Outer Cove, N.L.) changed the game. First, Powell scored on a 2-on-1, when he snapped a shot short side on Notre Dame’s Riley Parker (Abbotsford, B.C.). Sixty-six seconds later, Powell ripped another shot – this time at the far corner – for another power play marker.

The Fog Devils and Hounds moved to 1-0-2 and into a tie with the Gaulois du Collège Antoine-Girouard.


Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena Aréna de Lévis City, Country Lévis, Que., Canada
Month / Day / Year 04/21/2010 Time (local) 04:00 PM ET
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
St. John's Fog Devils (ATL) 1 2 0 3
Notre Dame Hounds (WST) 2 1 0 3
First Period
   10:03 WST 3 James Melindy (14 Andrew Ryan) PP
   13:50 WST 15 Daniel Dale
   16:58 ATL 9 Zach O’Brien (8 Marcus Power, 18 Rodney Mahoney) PP

   06:03 WST 6 Josh Bruha (Boarding)
   09:27 ATL 15 Justin Walsh (Boarding)
   14:16 ATL 18 Rodney Mahoney (Tripping)
   16:37 WST 7 Liam O’Brien (Boarding)

Second Period
   13:19 WST 11 Stefan Matteau (4 Blaine Thomson, 9 Nick Weiss) PP
   16:03 ATL 5 Alex Powell (2 John Bursey) PP 4/3
   17:09 ATL 5 Alex Powell (9 Zach O’Brien, 10 Cody Squires) PP

   12:03 ATL 18 Rodney Mahoney (Roughing)
   12:09 ATL 3 Dylan Brake (Roughing)
   13:59 WST 9 Nick Weiss (Spearing)
   14:24 ATL Team (Too Many Men)
   15:45 WST 18 Paul Brisebois (Interference)
   17:51 ATL 6 Justin O’Reilly (Checking to the Head)
   18:50 ATL 16 Mike Cole (Tripping)

Third Period

   04:40 ATL 27 Nick Lindstrom (Interference)
   06:43 ATL 10 Cody Squires (Tripping)
   08:50 ATL 16 Mike Cole (Hooking)
   12:37 WST 18 Paul Brisebois (Holding)

St. John's Fog Devils
31 Scott Bray On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Notre Dame Hounds
30 Riley Parker On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
St. John's Fog Devils 10 9 6 25
Notre Dame Hounds 17 21 17 55

Player of Game
St. John's Fog Devils 31 Scott Bray
Notre Dame Hounds 3 James Melindy
Referee Nicolas Leduc
Lines People Alexandre Dubuc, Francois Clermont