2011 National Midget Championship

Lions du Lac St-Louis 5 - London Jr. Knights 4


ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Michael Matheson scored twice, including the game winner with just under eight minutesto go as the Lions du Lac St-Louis scored a 5-4 win over the London Jr. Knights on Monday afternoon at MileOne Centre.

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The Lac St-Louis captain’s wrist shot from the point eluded London goaltender Justin Tugwell to restorethe Lions’ lead after London had scored twice in the first 1:50 of the third period to pull into a 4-4tie.

Matheson opened the scoring just shy of the eight-minute mark of the first period, stepping over the blueline and rifling a shot over the glove of Craig Wood, who was lifted in favour of Tugwell after AlexandrosSoumakis made it a 4-2 game 7:52 into the second period.

The teams traded the game’s first four goals before Anthony Duclair and Soumakis beat Wood 1:18 apart togive the Lions their largest lead of the game at 4-2 and end Wood’s evening.

Matthew Schurr brought the Jr. Knights to within one at 4-3 with his second of the game just 37 secondsinto the third period, and Connor Hogg converted a shorthanded breakaway 73 seconds later to tie the game andset up a tense finish.

Despite a late power play, the Central Region champions couldn’t beat Lac St-Louis netminder FrançoisBrassard, who made 28 saves to record the win.

The Lions will look to run their record to 2-0 when they face the Winnipeg Thrashers in Tuesday’s matinee(noon NT), while the Jr. Knights face the host St. John’s Privateers in the late game (7 p.m. NT).


Game Information
Game Number 2 Round Preliminary
Arena Mile One Centre City, Country St. John's, N.L.
Month / Day / Year 04/18/2011 Time 03:30 PM NT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Lions du Lac St-Louis (QUE) 1 3 1 5
London Jr. Knights (CEN) 0 2 2 4

First Period
   07:42 QUE 7 Michael Matheson (25 Maxim Côté, 9 Kurt Etchegary) PP

   06:20 CEN 7 Adam Rzeszutko (Tripping)
   11:09 QUE 12 Anthony Chiné (High Sticking)
   19:03 CEN 7 Adam Rzeszutko (Roughing)

Second Period
   01:57 CEN 19 Ryan Tuffin (14 Paul Hopkins, 17 Wyatt Coghill) PP
   02:20 QUE 21 Neil Robinson (24 David Montgomery, 4 Anthony Cortese)
   05:38 CEN 11 Matthew Schurr (12 Brett Dyck, 7 Adam Rzeszutko) PP
   06:34 QUE 10 Anthony Duclair (25 Maxim Côté, 4 Anthony Cortese)
   07:52 QUE 22 Alexandros Soumakis (7 Michael Matheson, 27 Jonathan Drouin) PP

   00:52 QUE 20 Patrick Walsh (Slashing)
   03:53 QUE 7 Michael Matheson (Roughing)
   06:55 CEN 3 Mike Mandarelli (Tripping)
   09:10 QUE 20 Patrick Walsh (Roughing)
   09:38 CEN 4 Marcus Gverdys (Roughing)
   18:16 QUE 7 Michael Matheson (10-Minute Misconduct)
   18:16 QUE 7 Michael Matheson (Checking to the Head)

Third Period
   00:37 CEN 11 Matthew Schurr (9 Conor Carson, 18 Mike Juszczynski)
   01:50 CEN 10 Connor Hogg  SH
   12:17 QUE 7 Michael Matheson (4 Anthony Cortese, 27 Jonathan Drouin) PP

   01:22 CEN 5 Cale Duberry (Roughing)
   01:22 QUE 27 Jonathan Drouin (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   01:22 CEN 16 Stavros Mandrapilias (Roughing)
   03:52 CEN 3 Mike Mandarelli (Holding)
   06:37 QUE 24 David Montgomery (Slashing)
   06:37 CEN 2 Dylan Wilson-Foote (Roughing)
   11:36 CEN 9 Conor Carson (Holding)
   17:25 CEN 7 Adam Rzeszutko (Roughing)
   17:25 QUE 9 Kurt Etchegary (Cross Checking)
   17:25 QUE 27 Jonathan Drouin (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)

Lions du Lac St-Louis
33 François Brassard On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
London Jr. Knights
1 Craig Wood On 1/00:00 Off 2/7:52
30 Justin Tugwell On 2/07:53 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Lions du Lac St-Louis 6 15 11 32
London Jr. Knights 10 10 12 32

Player of the Game
Lions du Lac St-Louis 7 Michael Matheson
London Jr. Knights 11 Matthew Schurr
Referee Stephen Orr, Alex Hillier
Lines People Darryl Butt
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