2011 National Midget Championship

Vancouver NW Giants 4 - Lions du Lac St-Louis 2


ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Sam Reinhart scored his team’s third power play goal of the game 13:23 into the thirdperiod to give the Vancouver North West Giants the lead and Mitch Fytte added the insurance goal just 32seconds later as the Giants topped the Lions du Lac St-Louis 4-2 on Thursday afternoon at the 2011 TELUSCup.

With the win, Vancouver (4-0) not only remains the lone undefeated team, it wraps up first place and aspot in Saturday’s semifinals.

The Giants’ power play clicked at a remarkable 10-for-17 (58.8%) pace through the first three games, so itwas no surprise when Alex Kerfoot opened the scoring with his tournament-leading seventh goal on a Vancouverman advantage just 7:24 in.

It took until the 6:47 mark of the second period for Lac St-Louis (2-2) to respond, courtesy of a MichaelMatheson power play goal, but Vancouver struck back just 1:32 later when Jackson Houck scored yet anotherGiants goal while playing a man up.

Patrick Walsh recorded the game’s first goal at five-on-five early in the third period to again pull LacSt-Louis even, but Reinhart made the Lions pay for too many trips to the penalty box, taking a pass fromMitchell Steinke and roofing a backhand over Patrick DesRochers, who made his first start of the tournamentfor the Quebec champions.

Reinhart’s goal gives him 18 points in four games, putting him one up on Kerfoot for the tournament lead.The Vancouver linemates have run away from the pack atop the scoring chart – they sit 10 points ahead ofHouck, who holds down third spot.

Fytte rounded out the scoring with a quick goal after Reinhart’s go-ahead marker and Giants goaltenderDaniel Cotton did the rest, making 10 of his 32 saves in the third period.

Vancouver looks to wrap up a perfect preliminary round when it takes on London on Friday morning (9:30a.m. NT), while the Lions hope to solidify their semifinal spot when they face the host St. John’s Privateersin the final preliminary round game (4:30 p.m. NT).


Game Information
Game Number 11 Round Preliminary
Arena Mile One Centre City, Country St. John's, N.L.
Month / Day / Year 04/21/2011 Time 03:30 PM NT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Vancouver NW Giants (PAC) 1 1 2 4
Lions du Lac St-Louis (QUE) 0 1 1 2

First Period
   07:24 PAC 14 Alex Kerfoot (7 Cam Marks, 23 Sam Reinhart) PP

   06:36 QUE 18 Dylan Trevis (10-Minute Misconduct)
   06:36 QUE 18 Dylan Trevis (Checking to the Head)
   10:55 PAC 22 Mitch Fyffe (Hooking)
   13:45 PAC 4 Austin Barr (Roughing)
   17:25 PAC 14 Alex Kerfoot (Cross Checking)

Second Period
   06:47 QUE 7 Michael Matheson (25 Maxim Côté, 27 Jonathan Drouin) PP
   08:19 PAC 16 Jackson Houck (23 Sam Reinhart, 17 Bo Pellah) PP

   02:04 QUE 25 Maxim Côté (High Sticking)
   06:23 PAC 22 Mitch Fyffe (Roughing)
   07:14 QUE 10 Anthony Duclair (High Sticking)
   10:01 QUE 2 Ryan Patulli (Hooking)
   13:59 QUE 24 David Montgomery (Roughing)
   17:19 PAC 22 Mitch Fyffe (High Sticking)
   17:19 QUE 20 Patrick Walsh (Slashing)
   19:08 PAC 12 Taylor Tanti (Slashing)

Third Period
   05:25 QUE 20 Patrick Walsh (10 Anthony Duclair, 2 Ryan Patulli)
   13:23 PAC 23 Sam Reinhart (3 Mitchell Steinke) PP
   13:55 PAC 22 Mitch Fyffe 

   03:15 QUE 10 Anthony Duclair (Slashing)
   06:02 PAC 9 Dexter Dancs (Slashing)
   09:41 PAC 24 Joel Issigonis (Slashing)
   12:40 QUE 24 David Montgomery (Cross Checking)
   16:18 QUE 9 Kurt Etchegary (10-Minute Misconduct)
   16:18 QUE 9 Kurt Etchegary (High Sticking)
   18:54 QUE 7 Michael Matheson (Cross Checking)
   19:10 QUE 27 Jonathan Drouin (Spearing)
   19:10 PAC 17 Bo Pellah (Slashing)
   19:10 PAC 24 Joel Issigonis (Slashing)

Vancouver NW Giants
1 Daniel Cotton On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Lions du Lac St-Louis
33 François Brassard On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Vancouver NW Giants 7 11 10 28
Lions du Lac St-Louis 9 14 11 34

Player of the Game
Vancouver NW Giants 16 Jackson Houck
Lions du Lac St-Louis 22 Alexandros Soumakis
Referee Stephen Orr
Lines People Travis Harris, Jason Baker
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