2011 National Midget Championship

Halifax Titans 3 - Lions du Lac St-Louis 9


ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Kurt Etchegary, a St. John’s native, scored three times and added two assists as the Lions du Lac St-Louis rebounded from Tuesday’s shutout loss to Winnipeg in a big way, routing the Halifax Titans 9-3 on Wednesday afternoon.

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Etchegary played his minor hockey in St. John’s through Bantam last season before his family relocated to Quebec.

Despite the loss, it was the Atlantic Region champions who hit the scoreboard first thanks to a John Macdonald power play goal at the 12:15 mark of the opening period.

But Etchegary drew the Lions even less than two minutes later, and Anthony Duclair and Maxim Côté made it a 3-1 game in favour of Lac St-Louis (2-1) before the horn sounded to end the first 20 minutes.

Halifax (1-2) applied the pressure to begin the second period, and was finally rewarded when Brennan Saulnier notched his first of the national championship to make it a one-goal game midway through the middle frame.

Etchegary took over from there, scoring his second of the game to restore the two-goal advantage, setting up Alexandros Soumakis 20 seconds after that to make it 5-2 and completing his hat trick 1:24 after Soumakis’ goal to turn a tight game into a runaway heading into the final period.

Côté added his second of the game and Anthony Cortese pushed the lead to a half-dozen before the third period was 10 minutes old. After Ryan Falkenham got one back for Halifax, Neil Robinson capped off the scoring with a beautiful end-to-end effort in the final three minutes.

Lac St-Louis sees the ice at Mile One Centre next when it faces the Vancouver North West Giants on Thursday afternoon (3:30 p.m. NT), while the Titans take on the London Jr. Knights in Thursday’s early game (noon NT).


Game Information
Game Number 7 Round Preliminary
Arena Mile One Centre City, Country St. John's, N.L.
Month / Day / Year 04/20/2011 Time 12:00 PM NT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Halifax Titans (ATL) 1 1 1 3
Lions du Lac St-Louis (QUE) 3 3 3 9

First Period
   12:15 ATL 10 John Macdonald (16 Adam Stevens, 3 Mark Falkenham) PP
   14:03 QUE 9 Kurt Etchegary (22 Alexandros Soumakis, 7 Michael Matheson)
   17:28 QUE 10 Anthony Duclair (27 Jonathan Drouin)
   18:30 QUE 25 Maxim Côté (9 Kurt Etchegary, 4 Anthony Cortese) PP

   01:13 ATL 3 Mark Falkenham (Slashing)
   06:20 ATL 10 John Macdonald (Hooking)
   10:26 QUE 4 Anthony Cortese (High Sticking)
   14:32 QUE 7 Michael Matheson (Tripping)
   17:28 ATL 4 Mitchell Henneberry (Roughing)

Second Period
   10:39 ATL 22 Brennan Saulnier (15 Jeremy Butterworth, 7 Adam Brown)
   17:52 QUE 9 Kurt Etchegary (2 Ryan Patulli, 6 Andrew Rossy)
   18:12 QUE 22 Alexandros Soumakis (9 Kurt Etchegary)
   19:36 QUE 9 Kurt Etchegary (16 Jay D'Amour) SH

   03:16 QUE 10 Anthony Duclair (Tripping)
   06:42 ATL 4 Mitchell Henneberry (Elbowing)
   12:36 ATL 20 Jordan Keizer (Kneeing)
   15:49 ATL 19 Alex Hazlehurst (Hooking)
   18:35 QUE 7 Michael Matheson (Roughing)

Third Period
   02:04 QUE 25 Maxim Côté (6 Andrew Rossy, 10 Anthony Duclair) PP
   09:11 QUE 4 Anthony Cortese (22 Alexandros Soumakis) PP
   15:10 ATL 11 Ryan Falkenham (16 Adam Stevens, 4 Mitchell Henneberry) PP
   17:13 QUE 21 Neil Robinson 

   01:18 ATL 11 Ryan Falkenham (Interference)
   02:26 ATL 17 Damon MacEachern (Roughing)
   02:26 ATL 19 Alex Hazlehurst (Inter. on Goaltender)
   03:38 QUE 9 Kurt Etchegary (Hooking)
   04:42 QUE 22 Alexandros Soumakis (Tripping)
   06:37 QUE 4 Anthony Cortese (Roughing)
   08:11 ATL 16 Adam Stevens (Roughing)
   14:52 QUE 12 Anthony Chiné (Tripping)
   17:13 QUE 24 David Montgomery (Slashing)
   17:13 ATL 19 Alex Hazlehurst (Slashing)
   17:25 ATL 22 Brennan Saulnier (Slashing)

Halifax Titans
35 Jacob Fancy On 1/00:00 Off 2/20:00
33 Shawn Jeffrey On 3/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Lions du Lac St-Louis
33 François Brassard On 1/00:00 Off 3/13:36
60 Nicholas DesRochers On 3/13:37 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Halifax Titans 8 7 14 29
Lions du Lac St-Louis 8 10 12 30

Player of the Game
Lions du Lac St-Louis 9 Kurt Etchegary
Halifax Titans 16 Adam Stevens
Referee Justin Day
Lines People Jason Baker, Alex Hillier
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