2011 National Midget Championship

London Jr. Knights 1 - Winnipeg Thrashers 3


ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Connor Lockhart’s first goal of the tournament early in the third period was thegame-winner as the Winnipeg Thrashers won the TELUS Cup with a 3-1 victory over the London Jr. Knights onSunday night at Mile One Centre.

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The national championship is the first for the Thrashers and just the second for a team from Manitoba –the Brandon Wheat Kings, in 2004, won the first.

After a scoreless first period that saw the Jr. Knights outshoot the Thrashers 10-6, Winnipeg got on thescoreboard midway through the second as Justin Derlago’s shot from a sharp angle snuck past tournament TopGoaltender Craig Wood, who made 15 saves in a losing cause.

Late in the second period London’s Matthew Schurr took a boarding penalty after a hit on Corey Petrash andthe Thrashers made the Jr. Knights pay on the power play early in the third, with Lockhart picking up therebound  of a Tanner Quinn shot and beating Wood to double the lead.

Petrash, with three fresh stitches in his forehead from the Schurr hit, made it 3-0 just 99 seconds afterLockhart’s goal, providing the West Region champions with a little breathing room.

London’s Cale Duberry spoiled the shutout bid of Winnipeg netminder Teagan Sacher with just under sixminutes to go, but that would be the only puck to beat Sacher, who made 31 saves to record the win betweenthe pipes.

The gold medal is the seventh in eight years for the West Region; it has appeared in every gold medal gameduring that stretch, with only the Thrashers in 2008 failing to take home the national championship.


Game Information
Game Number 19 Round Gold Medal
Arena Mile One Centre City, Country St. John's, N.L.
Month / Day / Year 04/24/2011 Time 04:00 PM NT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
London Jr. Knights (CEN) 0 0 1 1
Winnipeg Thrashers (WST) 0 1 2 3

First Period


Second Period
   09:17 WST 16 Justin Derlago 

   00:59 CEN 15 Stuart King (Elbowing)
   19:37 CEN 11 Matthew Schurr (Boarding)

Third Period
   01:01 WST 37 Connor Lockhart (3 Tanner Quinn, 8 Tyler Kauk) PP
   02:40 WST 15 Corey Petrash (16 Justin Derlago, 10 Adam Henry)
   14:06 CEN 5 Cale Duberry 

   07:01 WST 11 Regan Stire (Slashing)
   09:58 CEN 2 Dylan Wilson-Foote (Slashing)

London Jr. Knights
1 Craig Wood On 1/00:00 Off 3/19:05
Winnipeg Thrashers
35 Teagan Sacher On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
London Jr. Knights 11 10 11 32
Winnipeg Thrashers 6 4 8 18

Player of the Game
Winnipeg Thrashers 37 Connor Lockhart
London Jr. Knights 5 Cale Duberry
Referee Todd Horwood
Lines People Stephen Reid, Darryl Butt
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