2010 National Midget Championship

Notre Dame Hounds  5 -  Red Deer Optimist Rebels  3


LÉVIS, QUE. – It’s early in the tournament but the Notre Dame Hounds might have a case for goal of the 2010 TELUS Cup.

The Hounds’ Yannick Laflamme, a Thetford Mines, Que. Native who played minor hockey in Lévis, finished a pretty tic-tac-toe play late in the first period with his team on a 5-on-3 power play. The goal was Notre Dame’s first of the 2010 TELUS Cup and cut Red Deer’s 2-0 lead in half. It also propelled the Hounds to a 5-3 win in the opening game of the National Midget Championship.

Laflamme’s goal came with three Hounds barreling in on Red Deer goaltender Mac Engel. James Melindy fed the puck to Stefan Matteau, who quickly gave the puck to Laflamme, and the former Lévis Commandeur made no mistake in ripping a shot past Engel.

Melindy would later score a highlight-reel goal of his own, this one coming with just under seven minutes to play in the third period. Melindy streaked down the right side of the ice and snapped a quick shot over the left shoulder of Engel. The goal broke a 3-3 tie, sending the pro Notre Dame crowd – it appears that half of Wilcox, Sask., is in town for this event – into a frenzy. The Hounds would add an empty-net goal to make it 5-3 with 1:11 to play.

Notre Dame also got goals from Scott Bolland and Slater Koekkoek. Red Deer’s goals were scored by Nate Engert and Justin Faux, who had a pair. Riley Parker earned the win in the Notre Dame net.

Notre Dame returns to action on Tuesday, when it will face Antoine-Girouard. Red Deer will try and win its first game of the championship on Tuesday versus the Mississauga Rebels.


Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena Aréna de Lévis City, Country Lévis, Que., Canada
Month / Day / Year 04/19/2010 Time (local) 11:00 AM ET
Attendance 685 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Notre Dame Hounds (WST) 1 1 3 5
Red Deer Optimist Rebels (PAC) 2 0 1 3
First Period
   15:53 PAC 2 Nate Engert (10 Tanner Dunkle, 18 Jaret Smith)
   16:46 PAC 3 Justin Faux (17 Clayton Petrie, 5 Blair Mulder)
   19:52 WST 16 Yannick Laflamme (11 Stefan Matteau, 3 James Melindy) PP2

   07:17 WST 3 James Melindy (Roughing After Whistle)
   08:39 WST 12 Catlin Foley (Inter. on Goaltender)
   10:23 WST 10 Scott Bolland (Tripping)
   12:33 PAC 4 Wyat Haustein (Hooking)
   17:59 PAC 12 Nathan Dennis (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   18:34 PAC 17 Clayton Petrie (Hooking)
   20:00 WST 11 Stefan Matteau (Roughing After Whistle)

Second Period
   14:56 WST 10 Scott Bolland (6 Josh Bruha, 17 Marcus Basara)

   02:51 WST 11 Stefan Matteau (Interference)
   08:47 WST 14 Andrew Ryan (Roughing After Whistle)
   08:47 WST 20 Slater Koekkoek (Roughing After Whistle)
   10:48 PAC 14 Collin Valcourt (Hooking)

Third Period
   07:06 WST 20 Slater Koekkoek (6 Josh Bruha, 10 Scott Bolland)
   07:44 PAC 3 Justin Faux (14 Collin Valcourt)
   13:01 WST 3 James Melindy PP
   18:49 WST 11 Stefan Matteau (16 Yannick Laflamme) EN

   01:41 PAC 4 Wyat Haustein (Roughing After Whistle)
   05:01 PAC 2 Nate Engert (Hooking)
   11:14 PAC 14 Collin Valcourt (Inter. on Goaltender)
   16:44 WST 6 Josh Bruha (Tripping)
   18:49 PAC 21 Sam Jardine (Slashing)

Notre Dame Hounds
30 Riley Parker On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Red Deer Optimist Rebels
31 Mac Engel On 1/00:00   Off 3/18:12

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Notre Dame Hounds 14 15 15 44
Red Deer Optimist Rebels 21 12 9 42

Player of Game
Notre Dame Hounds 16 Yannick Laflamme
Red Deer Optimist Rebels 21 Sam Jardine
Referee Dominic Tessier
Lines People Benoit Martineau, Yannick Charette