2012 National Midget Championship

Red Deer Rebels 6 - Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 5


LEDUC, Alta. – Nick Glackin capped off his natural hat trick with the game-winner at 8:45 of double overtime as the Red Deer Rebels won their first-ever TELUS Cup with a 6-5 victory over the Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin in Sunday’s gold medal game.

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Glackin’s goal completed one of the greatest comebacks in tournament history – Red Deer trailed 5-1 after two periods before scoring four times on the power play in the final 20 minutes, including three in 1:48 on the same five-minute man advantage, to force overtime.

The winner was also a power play goal; with Collège Esther-Blondin’s Alexandre Grenier off for tripping, Logan Fisher won a face-off back to Rebels captain Brady Bakke, whose wrist shot from the slot was tipped by Glackin over Phénix netminder Kevin Darveau.

Darveau had entered the game for starter Simon Leiva after Glackin’s second goal tied the score at 5-5, setting off a raucous celebration inside the Leduc Recreation Centre, where many Red Deer fans had made the 116-kilometre trek up the QE2 for the game.

The double overtime finish – just the 13th game to go that long in the tournament’s 39-year history – was a familiar one for the Rebels; Red Deer had lost in the second extra period twice – in 1994 and 2007 – among its three gold medal game defeats.

The Rebels are the first Pacific Region team to win Canada’s National Midget Championship since the Calgary Northstars in 2003, and are just the fifth Alberta team ever – the Calgary Spurs won in 1976, Calgary Buffaloes in 1989 and Northstars in 1991 and 2003.

Bakke opened the scoring for Red Deer on a shorthanded breakaway early in the second period after the Phénix had jumped out to a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes, and Scott Feser got the comeback started with a pair of power play goals before Glackin’s heroics.

The turning point was the five-minute boarding major and game misconduct to Collège Esther-Blondin’s Alexandre Caron-Roy midway through the third period. Feser’s second goal came 55 seconds into that man advantage and Glackin potted two in 90 seconds, the first coming just 18 seconds after Feser’s goal, to bring the Rebels back to even terms.

Vincent Deslauriers, with two, Frédérik Gauthier, David Bergeron and Laurent Dauphin all scored goals for the Phénix, which came up short in its bid to win Quebec’s first national title since Ste-Foy in 2001.

Leiva and Darveau combined to make 45 saves for Collège Esther-Blondin, while Dasan Sydora, winner of the tournament’s Top Goaltender award, stood tall after a slow start, finishing with 37 stops, including 10 in the two overtime periods.


Game Information
Game Number 19 Round Gold Medal
Arena Leduc Recreation Centre City, Country Leduc, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 04/29/2012 Time 02:30 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3     OT1     OT2   Total
Red Deer Rebels (PAC) 0 1 4 0 1 6
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin (QUE) 3 2 0 0 0 5

First Period
   10:20 QUE 22 Vincent Deslauriers (23 Frédérik Gauthier)
   12:48 QUE 22 Vincent Deslauriers (10 A.J. Greer, 23 Frédérik Gauthier)
   19:40 QUE 23 Frédérik Gauthier (28 Daniel Audette, 13 Dominic Talbot-Tassi) PP

   04:53 PAC 17 Scott Ferguson (Interference)
   14:31 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin (Checking to the Head)
   18:32 PAC 2 Kolton Dixon (Boarding)
   19:05 PAC 14 B.J. Duffin (Tripping)

Second Period
   00:43 PAC 19 Brady Bakke  SH
   15:33 QUE 14 David Bergeron (19 Tristan Tremblay) PP
   18:31 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin (13 Dominic Talbot-Tassi) PP

   02:43 QUE 7 Mathieu Leclerc (Checking to the Head)
   02:43 PAC 12 Brendan Dennis (Checking to the Head)
   06:20 PAC 2 Kolton Dixon (Interference)
   09:42 QUE 7 Mathieu Leclerc (Holding Opp. Stick)
   09:42 PAC 20 Scott Feser (Slashing)
   13:42 PAC 4 Jonathan Finnigan (Checking to the Head)
   13:42 QUE 18 Guillaume Beaudry (Checking to the Head)
   13:42 QUE 18 Guillaume Beaudry (Checking to the Head)
   13:42 PAC 15 Rory Davidson (Interference)
   13:42 PAC 4 Jonathan Finnigan (Checking to the Head)
   16:09 QUE 30 Simon Leiva (Tripping)
   18:06 PAC 7 Tanner Lomsnes (Hooking)
   19:51 QUE 21 Kevin Deslauriers (Checking to the Head)
   19:51 QUE 21 Kevin Deslauriers (Checking to the Head)

Third Period
   00:53 PAC 20 Scott Feser (5 Stefan Danielson, 16 Ty Mappin) PP
   10:54 PAC 20 Scott Feser (17 Scott Ferguson) PP
   11:12 PAC 8 Nick Glackin (9 Joel Topping) PP
   12:42 PAC 8 Nick Glackin (19 Brady Bakke) PP

   01:57 PAC 16 Ty Mappin (Tripping)
   09:59 QUE 11 Alexandre Caron-Roy (Game Misconduct)
   09:59 QUE 11 Alexandre Caron-Roy (Major - Boarding)
   10:11 QUE 8 Jason Rouleau (Slashing)




Second Overtime
   08:45 PAC 8 Nick Glackin (19 Brady Bakke, 10 Logan Fisher) PP

   02:47 PAC 14 B.J. Duffin (Kneeing)
   08:05 QUE 20 Alexandre Grenier (Tripping)

Red Deer Rebels
1 Dasan Sydora On 1/00:00 Off 5/8:45
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin
30 Simon Leiva On 1/00:00 Off 3/12:42
33 Kevin Darveau On 3/12:43 Off 5/08:45

Shots on Goal   1     2     3     OT1     OT2   Total
Red Deer Rebels 10 12 23 4 4 53
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 18 9 5 6 4 42

Player of the Game
Red Deer Rebels 8 Nick Glackin
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 23 Frédérik Gauthier
Referee Kyle Kowalski
Lines People Cam Penstone, Deion Foster
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