2011 National Midget Championship

Lions du Lac St-Louis 0 - Winnipeg Thrashers 2


ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Teagan Sacher made 23 saves for the shutout and Justin Derlago scored the game-winnerfive minutes into the second period as the Winnipeg Thrashers beat the Lions du Lac St-Louis 2-0 on Tuesdayafternoon at Mile One Centre.

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Sacher’s shutout comes just one day after he was pulled after allowing three goals in the opening sixminutes of the Thrashers’ 12-5 loss to the Vancouver North West Giants.

After a scoreless first period that saw Lac St-Louis (1-1) outshoot Winnipeg 9-7, Derlago broke through4:35 into period two, beating Lions goaltender François Brassard on an unassisted effort to give theThrashers (1-1) the lead for the first time in the tournament.

The teams combined for 22 shots in the second period – 15 by the Thrashers, seven by the Lions – butSacher and Brassard ensured the game would go to the third period with just one goal separating theteams.

Winnipeg got its insurance just 35 seconds after the puck dropped to start the final period when a pointshot from Dylan Kuczek changed direction on its way to the net and slipped over the shoulder of Brassard todouble the Thrashers’ lead.

The Winnipeg defence clamped down after that, allowing the Lions only seven shots in the third, none thatbeat Sacher. Overall, the Thrashers outshot Lac St-Louis 31-23.

The Thrashers return to the Mile One Centre ice on Wednesday afternoon, taking on the London Jr. Knights(3:30 p.m. NT), while the Lions face the Halifax Titans in the day’s early game (12 p.m. NT).


Game Information
Game Number 4 Round Preliminary
Arena Mile One Centre City, Country St. John's, N.L.
Month / Day / Year 04/19/2011 Time 12:00 PM NT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Lions du Lac St-Louis (QUE) 0 0 0 0
Winnipeg Thrashers (WST) 0 1 1 2

First Period

   01:54 WST 4 Cody Danylchuk (Interference)
   12:20 WST 18 Brendyn Illchuk (Cross Checking)
   16:17 QUE 18 Dylan Trevis (Interference)
   17:38 WST 14 Morgan Winchar (Roughing After Whistle)
   20:00 WST 11 Regan Stire (Roughing)

Second Period
   04:35 WST 16 Justin Derlago 

   11:07 QUE 5 Joseph Menniti (Tripping)
   19:28 QUE 4 Anthony Cortese (Interference)

Third Period
   00:33 WST 20 Dylan Kuczek (15 Corey Petrash, 11 Regan Stire) PP

   01:37 WST 15 Corey Petrash (Hooking)
   05:20 WST 7 Riley Kuryk (Holding)
   09:50 QUE 22 Alexandros Soumakis (Slashing)

Lions du Lac St-Louis
33 François Brassard On 1/00:00 Off 3/17:55
Winnipeg Thrashers
35 Teagan Sacher On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Lions du Lac St-Louis 9 7 7 23
Winnipeg Thrashers 7 15 9 31

Player of the Game
Winnipeg Thrashers 35 Teagan Sacher
Lions du Lac St-Louis 9 Kurt Etchegary
Referee Todd Horwood, Tyler Hill
Lines People Alex Hillier
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