2010 National Midget Championship

Red Deer Optimist Rebels  4 -  Commandeurs de Lévis  1


LÉVIS, QUE. – After three days at the 2010 TELUS Cup, there may be more questions than answers as to which teams are the favourites and which are the pretenders.

The Red Deer Optimist Rebels defeated the Lévis Commandeurs 4-1 on Wednesday night, creating a logjam in the standings. Three teams – Antoine-Girouard, Notre Dame and St. John’s are tied for first place with four points – and three teams – Lévis, Mississauga and Red Deer – are right behind, with two points each.

All of this creates a lot interest in Thursday’s action.

First, back to Wednesday. Red Deer started strong, with a three-goal outburst in the first period. Colin Valcourt (Red Deer, Alta.), Troy Klaus (Red Deer, Alta.) and Nate Engert (Red Deer, Alta.) scored goals and Red Deer took a 3-0 lead into the second period.

The lone goal of the middle frame came at 3:10 when Louis-David Bourgault (Montmagny, Que.) sniped on the power play.

Tanner Dunkle (Red Deer, Alta.) finished the scoring for the Rebels in the third.

Red Deer faces Antoine-Girouard in Thursday’s early game, with Lévis taking on Notre Dame in the late game.


Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena Aréna de Lévis City, Country Lévis, Que., Canada
Month / Day / Year 04/21/2010 Time (local) 07:30 PM ET
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Red Deer Optimist Rebels (PAC) 3 0 1 4
Commandeurs de Lévis (HST) 0 1 0 1
First Period
   01:08 PAC 14 Collin Valcourt (21 Sam Jardine, 9 Brett Printz) PP
   07:28 PAC 11 Troy Klaus (18 Jaret Smith)
   13:42 PAC 2 Nate Engert (17 Clayton Petrie) PP

   00:32 HST 19 William Pelletier (Tripping)
   04:15 HST 8 Charles Poulin (Slashing)
   04:52 PAC 15 Kristopher Dalton (Tripping)
   07:38 PAC 15 Kristopher Dalton (Cross Checking)
   12:56 HST 8 Charles Poulin (Interference)
   17:46 HST 10 Jean-Christophe Laflamme (Charging)

Second Period
   03:10 HST 13 Louis-David Bourgault (9 Yannick Boucher) PP

   02:21 PAC 4 Wyat Haustein (Holding)
   07:11 PAC 5 Blair Mulder (Interference)
   07:43 PAC 18 Jaret Smith (Slashing)
   09:52 PAC 2 Nate Engert (Holding)
   13:21 PAC 14 Collin Valcourt (Slashing)
   13:21 PAC 14 Collin Valcourt (10-Minute Misconduct)
   15:22 HST 25 Jean-Philippe Marcoux-Tortillet (Cross Checking)

Third Period
   12:41 PAC 10 Tanner Dunkle (2 Nate Engert)

   05:22 HST 21 Maxime Richard (Holding)
   14:32 HST 4 Louis-Francois Richard (Slashing)
   14:32 PAC 9 Brett Printz (Slashing)
   18:27 PAC 21 Sam Jardine (Tripping)

Red Deer Optimist Rebels
31 Mac Engel On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Commandeurs de Lévis
35 Derek Clavet On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Red Deer Optimist Rebels 9 4 8 21
Commandeurs de Lévis 6 7 4 17

Player of Game
Red Deer Optimist Rebels 17 Clayton Petrie
Commandeurs de Lévis 13 Louis-David Bourgault
Referee Pierre Lambert
Lines People Maxime Mongeon-Charron, Benoit Vigent-Sansouci