Étienne Montpetit made 39 saves, Danick Crête had a goal and two assists and the Grenadiers advanced to Sunday’s gold medal game and a match-up with Prince Albert thanks to a semifinal victory over the Young Nationals.
Lance Yaremchuk had a hat trick and added an assist, Connor Ingram racked up 30 saves and the Mintos advanced to the TELUS Cup gold medal game for the third time in the last nine years, beating the Rockets in the first semifinal.
Dakota Boutin earned his place in Mintos’ history alongside Ron Meyers and Ryan Fox on Sunday night, ending the longest game in TELUS Cup history, giving Prince Albert its third national title and taking top spot on the final 3 Stars of the Day.
From set-up men to shutdown defencemen, goal scorers to goaltenders, International Scouting Services has chosen three players from each team on the ice at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw at the 2014 TELUS Cup as Players to Watch.
The pride of Kelvington, Sask., Wendel Clark wore the red and white of the Notre Dame Hounds at the 1982 Air Canada Cup before becoming just the second alumnus of the tournament to be selected with the No. 1 pick in the NHL Entry Draft.
Before he tended goal for the Montreal Canadiens, before he won gold with Canada at the World Juniors, before he won a Memorial Cup with the Spokane Chiefs, Dustin Tokarski helped the Prince Albert Mintos hoist the TELUS Cup in 2006.
Before they were NHL defencemen with the Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers, respectively, Eric Gryba and Luke Schenn patrolled the blue-line of the Saskatoon Contacts and won a national championship in Gatineau, Que.
Four years before he was a first-round selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft, Brian Propp was a 16-year-old star forward with Yorkton Parkland, helping his team reach the 1975 Wrigley Cup in Oshawa, Ont.