2010 National Midget Championship

St. John's Fog Devils  3 -  Notre Dame Hounds  5


LÉVIS, QUE. – Daniel Dale (Grande Prairie, Alta.) delivered the goal when it counted most.

Dale scored with 7:16 to play in the third period to lift the Notre Dame Hounds to a 5-3 win over the St. John’s Fog Devils on Saturday night at the Lévis Arena. Dale buried a rebound off the pad of St. John’s goaltender Scott Bray (St. John’s, N.L.), bringing the pro-Notre Dame crowd into a frenzy.

This game was a classic from the start, with the Hounds taking control and leading 2-0 after the first period and 3-0 early in the second. But the Fog Devils wouldn’t go away and tied the game before the end of the middle frame.

Scott Bolland (Osoyoos, B.C.) started the scoring with 2:06 to go in the first period and Notre Dame added to its lead with a goal with 24 seconds left, as Shea Howorko (Regina, Sask.) beat Bray.

Notre Dame killed off a 5-on-3 power play early in the second period. And, moments later, Catlin Foley (Coronach, Sask.) scored to make it 3-0 for the Hounds. Notre Dame, though, got into penalty trouble and, as has been the case throughout this week, allowed a team back into a game.

Zach O’Brien (St. John’s, N.L.) – surprise, surprise – got things rolling for the Fog Devils in the second, when he wired a shot past Riley Parker (Abbotsford, B.C.). Marcus Power (St. John’s, N.L.) scored to make it 3-2 and then O’Brien added his second of the game and eighth of the tournament to tie things up.

The teams went into the third tied at 3-3, setting the stage for Dale’s dramatics. Slater Koekkoek (Mountain, Ont.) skated in on a 2-on-1 with Dale and fired a shot at Bray. The St. John’s goaltender kicked it out but the puck landed right on the stick of Dale, who made no mistake.

Morgan Rielly (Vancouver, B.C.) scored an insurance marker less than three minutes later.

Notre Dame will go for its second-straight TELUS Cup championship on Sunday against either the Mississauga Reps or Gaulois du Collège Antoine-Girouard.


Game Information
Game Number 16  Round Semi-Final
Arena Aréna de Lévis City, Country Lévis, Que., Canada
Month / Day / Year 04/24/2010 Time (local) 04:00 PM ET
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
St. John's Fog Devils (ATL) 0 3 0 3
Notre Dame Hounds (WST) 2 1 2 5
First Period
   17:53 WST 10 Scott Bolland (6 Josh Bruha, 17 Marcus Basara)
   19:35 WST 19 Shea Howorko (14 Andrew Ryan, 8 Marcus Messier)

   07:11 WST 16 Yannick Laflamme (Slashing)

Second Period
   08:16 WST 12 Catlin Foley (15 Daniel Dale, 21 Morgan Rielly)
   08:41 ATL 9 Zach O’Brien (22 Robert Cahill)
   10:45 ATL 8 Marcus Power (9 Zach O’Brien, 18 Rodney Mahoney) PP
   17:08 ATL 9 Zach O’Brien

   04:13 WST 20 Slater Koekkoek (Interference)
   04:34 WST 3 James Melindy (Slashing)
   09:49 WST 10 Scott Bolland (Kneeing)
   12:00 WST 11 Stefan Matteau (Slashing)
   18:31 ATL 15 Justin Walsh (Tripping)

Third Period
   12:44 WST 15 Daniel Dale (20 Slater Koekkoek, 12 Catlin Foley)
   15:24 WST 21 Morgan Rielly (7 Liam O’Brien)


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 8 16 1 25
Notre Dame Hounds 20 12 14 46

Player of Game
St. John's Fog Devils 9 Zach O’Brien
Notre Dame Hounds 14 Andrew Ryan
Referee Alexandre Cote
Lines People Benoit Martineau, Maxime Mongeon-Charron