2015 TELUS Cup
William Leblanc had two goals, Maxime Comtois added a goal and two assists and the Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and book a trip to the TELUS Cup gold medal game for the second consecutive year.
Nolan Regan scored the game-winning goal seven minutes into the third period, and the Young Nationals booked their spot in Sunday’s gold medal game by handing the first-place Pat Canadians their first loss of the tournament.
Dalton Ewing made 17 saves in the first period while Toronto jumped out to a 4-0 lead, and the goaltender finished with 35 stops to help the Young Nationals win their first TELUS Cup and earn back-to-back First Star nods on the #TELUSCup 3 Stars of the Day.
Coaching is a family affair for Bob and Steve Hartley, who have seen their overachieving teams – the Calgary Flames and Grenadiers de Châteauguay – take similar, and unlikely, paths this season; one to the NHL playoffs, the other to the TELUS Cup.
Dan MacDonald and Steve Crowell are no strangers to Canada’s National Midget Championship; the 2015 tournament is the fifth and sixth time, respectively, the two coaches have been behind the bench, but they’re still looking for a first gold medal.
After watching his big brother come agonizingly close to a national championship last year with the Grenadiers de Châteauguay, Jordan Levac has followed Samuel into the Grenadiers line-up – wearing the same No. 63 – and back to the TELUS Cup.
One year after the longest game in the 41 years of Canada’s National Midget Championship, members of the Prince Albert Mintos and Grenadiers de Châteauguay took a look back at the 2014 TELUS Cup gold medal game, all 108 minutes of it.
Roy. Savard. Letang. Drouin. Brière. They’re just a few of the stand-out names who have represented Quebec at Canada’s National Midget Championship in the tournament’s 41-year history. But who makes the province’s all-time all-star team?
Maxime Comtois scored two goals – giving him seven in three games – and Pierre-Luc Sanche and Xavier Grier had a goal and an assist each as the Grenadiers closed the preliminary round with a win in the all-Quebec showdown.
Cameron MacLeod recorded a goal and an assist for the Gladiators, and Arthur Miller and Conner Chaulk did the same for the Pat Canadians, as the teams combined for five power play goals in the week’s first tie.
William Conley had a goal and an assist, Barrett Sheen added two helpers, Cody Campbell made 40 saves in his first TELUS Cup start and the Bisons clinched third place with a win over the Young Nationals.
Arthur Miller finished with two goals and two assists, Owen Sillinger added another three points and six players had multi-point games to help the Pat Canadians stay undefeated with a win over the TELUS Cup hosts.
Maxime Comtois had a hat trick – all on the power play – and added an assist, Pierre-Luc Sanche and Antoine Morand had three points apiece and the Grenadiers scored three times in the first 12 minutes to get the win.
Gary Haden, Kyle Gordon, Markus Lavallee and Zachary Vinnell each had a goal and an assist, and six different players scored to lead the Bisons to a win over the Gladiators and take another step towards the semifinals.
James Guest’s second goal with 3:32 to go was the game-winner, Ryan Bontsteel also scored and Max Routledge and Jake Joffe added two assists apiece as the Young Nationals earned a back-and-forth victory over the hosts.
Owen Sillinger finished with a goal and two assists, and Jake Tesarowski and Conner Chaulk had a goal and a helper apiece as the Pat Canadians rallied past the Bisons in the third period to keep their undefeated record intact.
Maxime Comtois scored his first two goals of the tournament, Antoine Morand had two assists and Mikael Racine made 22 saves to lead the Grenadiers past the Gladiators and keep the Atlantic champions winless at the TELUS Cup.
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R Player Goals Assists PTS
1. Owen Sillinger 6 11 17
2. Maxime Comtois 9 6 15
3. Arthur Miller 7 7 14
3. Riley Woods 5 9 14
4. Pierre-Luc Sanche 4 7 11
4. Antoine Morand 2 9 11
5. Jake Tesarowski 2 8 10
6. Justin Herman 2 7 9
7. Gary Haden 3 5 8
7. Barrett Sheen 1 7 8
R Player GAA SV %
1. Mikael Recine 1.37 .948
2. Clarke Flegel 2.12 .920
3. Curtis Meger 2.40 .921
4. Dalton Ewing 2.81 .900
5. Tristan Bérubé 3.29 .870
6. Kyle Jessiman 3.43 .885
7. Cody Campbell 3.62 .907
8. Kurtis Chapman 4.09 .889
9. Eric Jackson 4.23 .868
10. Matthew Williams 4.49 .884
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