2011 National Midget Championship

London Jr. Knights 3 - St. John's Privateers 5


ST. JOHN'S, N.L. – Liam Hynes and Ryan Power scored in the first 2:27 of the third period to break open a 2-2 tie as the St. John's Privateers earned their first win of the 2011 TELUS Cup with a 5-3 victory over the London Jr. Knights on Tuesday night.

Justin O'Reilly, captain Marcus Power and Danny Wicks also scored for the Privateers (1-1), who trailed2-1 after the first period before rattling off three unanswered goals to take the lead for good.

One night after falling behind the Halifax Titans 3-0 before finally getting on the board, the tournamenthosts scored first when O'Reilly batted a rebound past London goaltender Justin Tugwell just shy of the midway mark of the first period.

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But the final 10 minutes of the opening frame belonged to the Jr. Knights (0-2), who got goals from Connor Hogg and Conor Carson to take a 2-1 advantage to the dressing room.
The Privateers' power play, which accounted for four of the team's five goals, tied the game 6:36 into thesecond period off the stick of Marcus Power – the only goal of a second period that saw St. John's outshootthe Central Region champions 13-7.

With St. John's holding the man advantage to start the third period, Hynes' unassisted effort gave thePrivateers their first lead since 1-0, and Ryan Power's blast from the point less than two minutes later on another power play made it 4-2.

Stuart King got the Jr. Knights to within one at 4-3 with a power play goal of his own, but Wicks put the game out of reach with 3:53 to go, finishing off a gorgeous give-and-go with Ryan Power, tipping the puckpast Tugwell

The Privateers will look to make it two straight wins when they face the tournament's last remaining unbeaten team, the Vancouver North West Giants, on Wednesday night (7 p.m. NT), while the Jr. Knights face Winnipeg in the 3:30 p.m. NT game.


Game Information
Game Number 6 Round Preliminary
Arena Mile One Centre City, Country St. John's, N.L.
Month / Day / Year 04/19/2011 Time 07:00 PM NT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
London Jr. Knights (CEN) 2 0 1 3
St. John's Privateers (HST) 1 1 3 5

First Period
   09:52 HST 6 Justin O'Reilly (27 Nicklas Lindstrom, 9 Marcus Power )
   13:58 CEN 10 Connor Hogg (19 Ryan Tuffin, 3 Mike Mandarelli)
   19:24 CEN 9 Conor Carson (8 Mitch Davies, 11 Matthew Schurr)

   00:49 HST 94 Michael Abbott  (Tripping)
   04:35 CEN 12 Brett Dyck (High Sticking)
   07:46 CEN 15 Stuart King (Charging)
   18:51 CEN 6 Matthew Heffernan (Holding)
   18:51 HST 5 Trevor Forward (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)

Second Period
   06:36 HST 9 Marcus Power  (27 Nicklas Lindstrom, 94 Michael Abbott ) PP

   00:00 HST 44 Brandon Pye (Roughing)
   00:00 CEN 16 Stavros Mandrapilias (Roughing)
   00:00 HST 44 Brandon Pye (Roughing)
   00:00 HST 44 Brandon Pye (Roughing)
   05:47 CEN 2 Dylan Wilson-Foote (Cross Checking)
   05:47 CEN 2 Dylan Wilson-Foote (Cross Checking)
   05:47 CEN 15 Stuart King (Roughing)
   11:52 HST 8 Ryan Power (Hooking)
   12:47 CEN 4 Marcus Gverdys (Interference)
   18:50 CEN 16 Stavros Mandrapilias (10-Minute Misconduct)
   18:50 CEN 16 Stavros Mandrapilias (Checking to the Head)

Third Period
   00:33 HST 7 Liam Hynes  PP
   02:33 HST 8 Ryan Power (7 Liam Hynes, 5 Trevor Forward) PP
   10:42 CEN 15 Stuart King (4 Marcus Gverdys, 6 Matthew Heffernan) PP
   16:07 HST 12 Danny Wicks (8 Ryan Power, 27 Nicklas Lindstrom) PP

   00:33 CEN 6 Matthew Heffernan (Elbowing)
   03:03 HST 16 Dylan Joy (Major - Fighting)
   03:03 CEN 12 Brett Dyck (Game Misconduct)
   03:03 CEN 12 Brett Dyck (Gross Misconduct)
   03:03 CEN 12 Brett Dyck (Major - Fighting)
   03:03 HST 16 Dylan Joy (Gross Misconduct)
   03:03 HST 16 Dylan Joy (Game Misconduct)
   03:03 HST 16 Dylan Joy (Match - Fighting)
   06:40 CEN 2 Dylan Wilson-Foote (Kneeing)
   10:09 HST 44 Brandon Pye (Cross Checking)
   14:38 CEN 5 Cale Duberry (Interference)
   17:04 CEN 11 Matthew Schurr (Elbowing)
   17:41 CEN 2 Dylan Wilson-Foote (10-Minute Misconduct)
   17:41 CEN 2 Dylan Wilson-Foote (Kneeing)

London Jr. Knights
30 Justin Tugwell On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
St. John's Privateers
31 Matt Jenkins On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
London Jr. Knights 16 7 10 33
St. John's Privateers 9 13 11 33

Player of the Game
St. John's Privateers 6 Justin O'Reilly
London Jr. Knights 19 Ryan Tuffin
Referee Justin Day
Lines People Jason Baker, Brian Lambert
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