2012 National Midget Championship

Leduc Oil Kings 2 - Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 8


LEDUC, Alta. – David Storto scored twice and added two assists and Laurent Dauphin had a goal and three helpers as the Phenix du Collège Esther-Blondin advanced to the gold medal game at the 2012 TELUS Cup with an 8-2 win over the Leduc Oil Kings on Saturday night.

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The Phénix will face the Red Deer Rebels in Sunday’s final (2:30 p.m. MT, TSN), while the Oil Kings will meet the Saskatoon Contacts for the bronze medal in Sunday morning’s third-place game (10:30 a.m. MT).

Vincent Deslauriers also had a pair of goals and David Bergeron, Daniel Audette and Kevin Deslauriers added singles as Collège Esther-Blondin became the first Quebec team since Gatineau in 2005 to reach the gold medal game, and will try and become the first since Ste-Foy in 2001 to win the national championship.

Up 3-1 after two periods, the Phénix scored five times on 14 shots in the final 20 minutes to pull away and clinch a gold medal game berth in its tournament debut. Overall, Collège Esther-Blondin was outshot 33-31 by Leduc.

Jody Sick and Robert Cain scored the goals for the Oil Kings, who put the pressure on the Phénix in the first two periods, holding a 28-17 advantage in shots on goal, but found themselves down by a pair of goals.

The Oil Kings are the first Alberta host team not to play in the gold medal game at Canada’s National Midget Championship. The Calgary Spurs won the 1976 Wrigley Cup on home ice, as did the Calgary Northstars at the 1991 Air Canada Cup, while Red Deer took home silver from the 2007 TELUS Cup.


Game Information
Game Number 17 Round Semi-Final
Arena Leduc Recreation Centre City, Country Leduc, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 04/28/2012 Time 06:00 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Leduc Oil Kings (HST) 1 0 1 2
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin (QUE) 1 2 5 8

First Period
   01:02 QUE 22 Vincent Deslauriers (27 Laurent Dauphin)
   05:24 HST 22 Jody Sick (16 Preston Eshenko, 8 Doug Morris)

   07:20 QUE 17 Samuel Desjardins (Interference)

Second Period
   02:14 QUE 14 David Bergeron (12 David Storto, 28 Daniel Audette)
   19:05 QUE 12 David Storto (28 Daniel Audette, 13 Dominic Talbot-Tassi) PP

   04:44 QUE 14 David Bergeron (Cross Checking)
   11:36 QUE 18 Guillaume Beaudry (Holding)
   18:40 HST 8 Doug Morris (Slashing)

Third Period
   02:49 QUE 28 Daniel Audette (27 Laurent Dauphin, 23 Frédérik Gauthier) PP
   04:15 QUE 12 David Storto (13 Dominic Talbot-Tassi, 27 Laurent Dauphin) PP
   10:33 HST 10 Robert Cain (6 Jarrett Brown, 20 Hayden Dawes)
   10:43 QUE 21 Kevin Deslauriers (12 David Storto)
   11:44 QUE 22 Vincent Deslauriers (21 Kevin Deslauriers, 14 David Bergeron)
   16:38 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin (11 Alexandre Caron-Roy, 7 Mathieu Leclerc) PP

   00:55 HST 2 Brennan Hunker (Game Misconduct)
   00:55 HST 2 Brennan Hunker (Major - Boarding)
   07:47 QUE   (Too Many Men)
   08:31 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin (Tripping)
   13:41 QUE 8 Jason Rouleau (Hooking)
   14:34 QUE 20 Alexandre Grenier (Slashing)
   14:34 HST 10 Robert Cain (Slashing)
   14:34 HST 4 Macklin Pichonsky (Roughing)
   14:34 HST 8 Doug Morris (Checking to the Head)
   14:34 HST 8 Doug Morris (Checking to the Head)
   14:34 QUE 17 Samuel Desjardins (10-Minute Misconduct)
   19:30 HST 6 Jarrett Brown (Charging)
   20:00 HST 12 Brayden Harris (Roughing After Whistle)
   20:00 QUE 11 Alexandre Caron-Roy (Roughing After Whistle)

Leduc Oil Kings
31 Brett Zarowny On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin
33 Kevin Darveau On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Leduc Oil Kings 17 12 5 34
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 9 9 14 32

Player of the Game
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 12 David Storto
Leduc Oil Kings 10 Robert Cain
Referee Matt Cassidy
Lines People Justin Slimm, Ethan Cronkhite
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