2011 National Midget Championship

Vancouver NW Giants 6 - Halifax Titans 1


ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Alex Kerfoot had a hat trick and added two assists and Sam Reinhart finished with agoal and three helpers as the Vancouver North West Giants continued their offensive roll through the 2011TELUS Cup, beating the Halifax Titans 6-1 on Tuesday afternoon at Mile One Centre.

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Through two games Kerfoot (five goals, eight assists) and Reinhart (four goals, nine assists) sit tiedatop the tournament scoring chart with 13 points in two games, a remarkable pace at any level, let alone anational championship.

After scoring four times in the first 10 minutes and six times in the first period of their win overWinnipeg on Monday, the Giants (2-0) managed just a single goal in the opening frame against Halifax (1-1), apower play marker off the stick of Reinhart.

But the floodgates opened in period two, thanks in large part to Vancouver’s play with the man advantage.Kerfoot and Cam Marks scored power play goals in the second period, sandwiched between even-strength markersfrom Kerfoot and Sean Lan, sending the Giants to the dressing room up 5-0 after 40 minutes.

Alex MacNeil ruined the shutout bid of Daniel Cotton early in the third period before Kerfoot finished offhis hat trick on a beautiful feed from Reinhart, capping the scoring.

The Giants are the first team to win their first two games by at least five goals since the Prince AlbertMintos in 2006, who won the gold medal, and they’re the first B.C. team to start 2-0 at the National MidgetChampionship since the Burnaby Winter Club in 1982 – the team that won the province’s lone nationaltitle.

Vancouver will try to run its record to 3-0 on Wednesday when it meets the host St. John’s Privateers (7p.m. NT), while the Titans will take on the Lions du Lac St-Louis in the day’s matinee (noon NT).


Game Information
Game Number 5 Round Preliminary
Arena Mile One Centre City, Country St. John's, N.L.
Month / Day / Year 04/19/2011 Time 03:30 PM NT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Vancouver NW Giants (PAC) 1 4 1 6
Halifax Titans (ATL) 0 0 1 1

First Period
   04:04 PAC 23 Sam Reinhart (14 Alex Kerfoot, 16 Jackson Houck) PP

   02:49 ATL 17 Damon MacEachern (Slashing)
   08:58 ATL 5 Zachery Anderson (Hooking)
   12:09 PAC 8 Scott Patterson (Roughing)
   19:53 PAC 16 Jackson Houck (Roughing)

Second Period
   02:05 PAC 19 Sean Lan (3 Mitchell Steinke)
   04:43 PAC 7 Cam Marks (23 Sam Reinhart, 14 Alex Kerfoot) PP
   07:20 PAC 14 Alex Kerfoot (17 Bo Pellah, 2 Joseph Carvalho) PP
   14:30 PAC 14 Alex Kerfoot (23 Sam Reinhart, 12 Taylor Tanti)

   03:02 ATL 4 Mitchell Henneberry (Holding)
   06:06 ATL 10 John Macdonald (Slashing)
   16:08 ATL 22 Brennan Saulnier (Interference)
   18:25 ATL 20 Jordan Keizer (Interference)
   18:25 PAC 14 Alex Kerfoot (Roughing)
   18:51 PAC 3 Mitchell Steinke (Holding)

Third Period
   01:57 ATL 9 Alex MacNeil (22 Brennan Saulnier, 14 Tyler Mathieu)
   15:51 PAC 14 Alex Kerfoot (23 Sam Reinhart, 10 Alex Roberts)

   05:59 PAC 10 Alex Roberts (Kneeing)
   09:21 PAC 4 Austin Barr (Slashing)
   18:03 ATL 12 Patrick MacIsaac (Slashing)

Vancouver NW Giants
1 Daniel Cotton On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Halifax Titans
33 Shawn Jeffrey On 3/00:00 Off 3/20:00
35 Jacob Fancy On 1/00:00 Off 2/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Vancouver NW Giants 12 9 4 25
Halifax Titans 8 10 7 25

Player of the Game
Vancouver NW Giants 14 Alex Kerfoot
Halifax Titans 14 Tyler Mathieu
Referee Stephen Orr
Lines People Stephen Reid, Darryl Butt
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