2011 National Midget Championship

St. John's Privateers 2 - Winnipeg Thrashers 2


ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – St. John’s goaltender Matt Jenkins made 30 saves, 27 in the first two periods, asthePrivateers and Winnipeg Thrashers skated to a 2-2 tie on Thursday night at the 2011 TELUS Cup.

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The draw means that five teams – St. John’s, Winnipeg, London, Lac St-Louis and Halifax will enterthefinal day of preliminary round competition within just two points separating them in the race forthreesemifinal spots.

The Vancouver North West Giants, who sit first at 4-0, are the lone team to have assured itself of aspotin the Saturday semis.

The first period was a battle of the special teams, with each team converting on the power play;DannyWicks potted the rebound of a Marcus Power shot to open the scoring for St. John’s (1-2-1) beforeTyrennBauer equalized for Winnipeg (1-1-2) just over four minutes later.

The Privateers took their second lead of the game thanks to Power’s beautiful breakaway goal – hewentbackhand upstairs on Thrashers netminder Teagan Sacher – midway through the second period but Winnipegtiedit up for a second time on Regan Stire’s goal in the dying second of the frame.

Winnipeg outshot St. John’s 29-10 through 40 minutes, but Jenkins kept it tied with a number ofhugesaves.

In the third it was the Privateers’ turn to apply pressure in the offensive zone, outshooting theThrashers11-3 in the period to more than double their shot output, but Sacher kept the tournament hosts offthe boardto preserve the tie.

Both teams know a victory Friday gets them a chance at a national championship – the Thrashers take ontheHalifax Titans in the afternoon game (1 p.m. NT), while the Privateers wrap up the preliminary roundagainstthe Lions du Lac St-Louis (4:30 p.m. NT).


Game Information
Game Number 12 Round Preliminary
Arena Mile One Centre City, Country St. John's, N.L.
Month / Day / Year 04/21/2011 Time 07:00 PM NT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
St. John's Privateers (HST) 1 1 0 2
Winnipeg Thrashers (WST) 1 1 0 2

First Period
   11:31 HST 12 Danny Wicks (9 Marcus Power , 27 Nicklas Lindstrom) PP
   15:56 WST 21 Tyrenn Bauer (22 Sean Collins, 14 Morgan Winchar) PP

   02:30 WST 14 Morgan Winchar (Slashing)
   10:05 WST 21 Tyrenn Bauer (Hooking)
   14:46 HST 44 Brandon Pye (Hooking)
   18:44 WST   (Too Many Men)

Second Period
   11:27 HST 9 Marcus Power  (12 Danny Wicks)
   19:34 WST 11 Regan Stire (4 Cody Danylchuk)

   15:49 HST 4 Ryan Walsh (Holding)

Third Period

   05:03 WST 20 Dylan Kuczek (Elbowing)
   10:35 WST 11 Regan Stire (Game Misconduct)
   10:35 WST 11 Regan Stire (Interference)

St. John's Privateers
31 Matt Jenkins On 1/00:00 Off 3/00:00
Winnipeg Thrashers
35 Teagan Sacher On 1/00:00 Off 3/00:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
St. John's Privateers 6 4 11 21
Winnipeg Thrashers 14 15 3 32

Referee Justin Day
Lines People Stephen Reid, Mike Winslow
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