2010 National Midget Championship

Commandeurs de Lévis  4 -  Notre Dame Hounds  6



LÉVIS, QUE. – The Lévis Commandeurs are on the brink of being knocked out of the hunt for the 2010 TELUS Cup, following a 6-4 loss to the Notre Dame Hounds on Thursday night.

Lévis, which is 1-3-0, has one game remaining in preliminary-round action on Friday against the Gaulois du Collège Antoine-Girouard. And the Commandeurs have a chance to get to four points, which could put them in a tie with several other teams. The Commandeurs need to win and get some help in order to advance to Saturday’s semifinals.

On Thursday, Lévis used the largest crowd of the week to start strong against Notre Dame but couldn’t solve Hounds goaltender Mark Foley (London, Ont.). Scott Bolland (Osoyoos, B.C.) scored the lone goal of the first period for the Hounds.

The Commandeurs had a great chance to tie the game when captain Jean-Christophe Laflamme (Montmagny, Que.) was hauled down on a breakaway and was awarded a penalty shot late in the first frame. Laflamme skated in on the penalty shot and tried to beat Foley between the pads, but Foley shut the door. It was one of several scoring chances the Commandeurs couldn’t bury.

Notre Dame kicked it into a higher gear in the second period and was rewarded with four goals. Daniel Dale (Grande Prairie, Alta.), Slater Koekkoek (Mountain, Ont.), Shea Howorko (Regina, Sask.) and Yannick Laflamme (Thetford Mines, Que.) scored for the Hounds in the second period.

Notre Dame opened up a 5-0 lead and the game seemed to be in the bag. But the Commandeurs didn’t quit, starting with a goal by Bobby Cadorette (St-Joseph Coleraine, Que.) late in the second period. Maxime Nadeau (St-Gervais, Que.), Frédéric Raymond (Breakeyville, Que.) and William Pelletier (St-Jean-Chrysostome, Que.) scored for the Commandeurs in the third period.

Notre Dame’s Marcus Messier (Canmore, Alta.) scored in the third period.

Notre Dame sits in a tie for first place with Antoine-Girouard, as both teams have 2-0-2 records. Both teams have clinched semifinal berths; what is left to be determined is their placing in the standings. Notre Dame concludes its preliminary round against the Mississauga Reps on Friday morning.

All action at the TELUS Cup is available via webcast through FastHockey. Sunday’s gold medal game will be shown on TSN and RDS. Check local listings for specific broadcast times.


Game Information
Game Number 12  Round Round Robin
Arena Aréna de Lévis City, Country Lévis, Que., Canada
Month / Day / Year 04/22/2010 Time (local) 07:30 PM ET
Attendance 1148 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Commandeurs de Lévis (HST) 0 1 3 4
Notre Dame Hounds (WST) 1 4 1 6
First Period
   06:04 WST 10 Scott Bolland (6 Josh Bruha, 17 Marcus Basara) PP

   05:43 HST 8 Charles Poulin (Slashing)
   08:47 WST 3 James Melindy (Roughing)
   10:28 HST 19 William Pelletier (Tripping)
   15:21 WST 21 Morgan Rielly (Hooking)
   17:47 HST 2 Keven Boissonneau (Hooking)

Second Period
   01:13 WST 15 Daniel Dale (7 Liam O’Brien, 12 Catlin Foley)
   06:27 WST 20 Slater Koekkoek (14 Andrew Ryan, 19 Shea Howorko)
   07:29 WST 19 Shea Howorko (8 Marcus Messier, 14 Andrew Ryan) PP
   12:15 WST 16 Yannick Laflamme (17 Marcus Basara, 11 Stefan Matteau) PP
   18:18 HST 22 Bobby Cadorette (3 Alexandre Laliberté)

   01:35 WST 17 Marcus Basara (Hooking)
   06:47 HST 22 Bobby Cadorette (Roughing After Whistle)
   09:33 HST 12 Yannick Mathieu (Cross Checking)
   11:25 HST 5 Keven Drouin (High Sticking)
   11:25 WST 9 Nick Weiss (10-Minute Misconduct)
   13:31 HST 8 Charles Poulin (Kneeing)
   15:27 HST 5 Keven Drouin (High Sticking)
   16:18 WST 6 Josh Bruha (Roughing)

Third Period
   06:13 HST 15 Maxime Nadeau (12 Yannick Mathieu, 3 Alexandre Laliberté)
   09:28 HST 7 Frédéric Raymond (8 Charles Poulin, 5 Keven Drouin) 4/4
   10:00 WST 8 Marcus Messier (14 Andrew Ryan, 20 Slater Koekkoek) PP
   14:59 HST 19 William Pelletier (4 Louis-Francois Richard, 9 Yannick Boucher) PP

   07:41 WST 7 Liam O’Brien (Slashing)
   08:28 HST 18 Nicolas Roussin (Hooking)
   12:15 WST 7 Liam O’Brien (Holding)
   13:54 WST 9 Nick Weiss (Boarding)
   17:42 WST 20 Slater Koekkoek (Roughing After Whistle)
   18:43 WST 15 Daniel Dale (Interference)
   20:00 HST 9 Yannick Boucher (Roughing After Whistle)

Commandeurs de Lévis
1 Olivier Thomas On 2/07:46   Off 3/09:25
1 Olivier Thomas On 3/09:29   Off 3/18:23
35 Derek Clavet On 1/00:00   Off 2/07:45
35 Derek Clavet On 3/09:26   Off 3/09:28
Notre Dame Hounds
1 Mark Foley On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Commandeurs de Lévis 10 11 20 41
Notre Dame Hounds 15 18 11 44

Player of Game
Commandeurs de Lévis 10 Jean-Christophe Laflamme
Notre Dame Hounds 20 Slater Koekkoek
Referee Peter Moraitis
Lines People Francois Clermont, Alexandre Dubuc