2010 National Midget Championship

Red Deer Optimist Rebels  2 -  Mississauga Reps  5


LÉVIS, QUE. – The Mississauga Reps could have used the early start time as an excuse.

The Reps dropped a 4-1 decision to the Lévis Commandeurs on Monday night and had the early wakeup call on Tuesday morning for a game against the Red Deer Optimist Rebels at the 2010 TELUS Cup. But the Reps were strong right out of the gates on Tuesday, with Wes Deme (Mississauga, Ont.) scoring one minute 27 seconds into the game. Deme would add an early goal in the second and a late one in the third to lead the Reps to a 5-2 win over the Rebels.

Mississauga improved to 1-1 in its first trip to the National Midget Championship, while Red Deer, competing in its eighth national title, fell to 0-1-1.

Red Deer got a goal from Jarett Zentner (Red Deer, Alta.) at the 8:28 mark of the first and the game was tied 1-1 after the first 20 minutes. After Deme got his second to make it 2-1 for the Reps, Kevin Pietrobon (Mississauga, Ont.) scored later in the second period to give Mississauga a two-goal lead going into the third.

Jake Crow’s (Toronto, Ont.) goal in the third period prompted a goaltender change for the Rebels. Travis Weber (Red Deer, Alta.) came into the game for his first minutes of the 2010 TELUS Cup. Deme would later complete the hat trick and Red Deer concluded the scoring at the 17-minute mark of the third when Sam Jardine (Lacombe, Alta.) found the back of the net.

Santo Provenzano (Toronto, Ont.) was in the Mississauga net for the win.


Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena Aréna de Lévis City, Country Lévis, Que., Canada
Month / Day / Year 04/20/2010 Time (local) 11:00 AM ET
Attendance 343 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Red Deer Optimist Rebels (PAC) 1 0 1 2
Mississauga Reps (CEN) 1 2 2 5
First Period
   01:27 CEN 13 Wes Deme (12 Kevin Pietrobon, 51 Alex D’Oliveira) PP
   08:28 PAC 7 Jarett Zentner (11 Troy Klaus, 10 Tanner Dunkle)

   01:07 PAC 5 Blair Mulder (Tripping)
   10:16 CEN 77 Jake Crow (Slashing)
   13:01 PAC 5 Blair Mulder (Interference)
   17:10 CEN 9 Josh Wiley (Tripping)
   18:15 PAC 10 Tanner Dunkle (Interference)

Second Period
   00:23 CEN 13 Wes Deme (21 Patrick Megannety)
   16:01 CEN 12 Kevin Pietrobon (21 Patrick Megannety) PP2

   01:20 CEN 40 Nick Cup (Roughing After Whistle)
   14:10 PAC 21 Sam Jardine (Hooking)
   15:03 PAC 15 Kristopher Dalton (Cross Checking)
   17:26 CEN 9 Josh Wiley (Holding Opp. Stick)

Third Period
   07:55 CEN 77 Jake Crow (55 Eric Locke, 21 Patrick Megannety)
   13:30 CEN 13 Wes Deme (11 Andreas Tsogkas, 27 Chris Rygus) PP
   17:00 PAC 21 Sam Jardine (17 Clayton Petrie, 9 Brett Printz)

   00:56 PAC 11 Troy Klaus (Tripping)
   04:15 CEN 74 Zachary Pryzbek (Interference)
   08:54 CEN 13 Wes Deme (Tripping)
   12:36 PAC 21 Sam Jardine (Roughing)
   14:02 PAC 10 Tanner Dunkle (Roughing)
   17:09 CEN 61 Santo Provenzano (Delay of Game)
   18:25 CEN 11 Andreas Tsogkas (Tripping)

Red Deer Optimist Rebels
31 Mac Engel On 1/00:00   Off 3/07:56
1 Travis Weber On 3/07:57   Off 3/20:00
Mississauga Reps
61 Santo Provenzano On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Red Deer Optimist Rebels 14 8 11 33
Mississauga Reps 7 16 5 28

Player of Game
Red Deer Optimist Rebels 31 Mac Engel
Mississauga Reps 55 Eric Locke
Referee Alexandre Cote
Lines People Francois Clermont, Alexandre Dubuc