2012 National Midget Championship

Moncton Flyers 4 - Leduc Oil Kings 5


LEDUC, Alta. – Doug Morris tipped in the game-winner with 36 seconds to go, capping a wild finish and giving the host Leduc Oil Kings a 5-4 victory over the Moncton Flyers on Monday night.

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Morris’ goal came 1:46 after Evan Polei tied the game for Leduc, and just seconds after a potential game-winning goal, which would have been credited to Morris, was waved off due to a high stick.

The Oil Kings became just the eighth host team in the last 20 years to open with a victory.

Carter Huebner and Cole MacDonald also scored for Leduc (1-0), while Kord Pankewicz added three assists in the victory. Oil Kings netminder Brett Zarowny made 18 saves as Leduc outshot Moncton 38-22, including 14-3 in the decisive third period.

Matt Bernier, with two, Shane Dallaire and Stephen Johnson had the goals for Moncton (0-1), which lost for just the second time in 23 games, dating back to the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget League regular season. Flyers captain Lindon Beckwith chipped in with three assists, while goaltender Vincent Charest stopped 33 shots in a losing cause.

Special teams played a major role for both teams; the Oil Kings and Flyers each had two power play goals and one shorthanded – Leduc was 2-for-6 on the power play, while Moncton finished 2-for-4 with the man advantage.

The Oil Kings are back in front of the home crowd at the Leduc Recreation Centre on Tuesday night against the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves (7:30 p.m. MT), while the Flyers face the Red Deer Rebels in an afternoon contest (4 p.m. MT).


Game Information
Game Number 3 Round Preliminary
Arena Leduc Recreation Centre City, Country Leduc, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 04/23/2012 Time 07:30 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Moncton Flyers (ATL) 2 2 0 4
Leduc Oil Kings (HST) 2 1 2 5

First Period
   10:51 HST 14 Carter Huebner (11 Carson Powlik) SH
   11:27 ATL 19 Matt Bernier (26 Lindon Beckwith, 6 Shane MacDonald) PP
   13:15 HST 8 Doug Morris (6 Jarrett Brown, 21 Kord Pankewicz) PP
   19:29 ATL 10 Shane Dallaire (12 Stephen Johnson, 26 Lindon Beckwith) PP

   03:46 HST 17 Richard Dartnall (Interference)
   09:38 HST 19 Jacob Williamson (Charging)
   11:55 ATL 10 Shane Dallaire (Hooking)
   12:23 ATL 12 Stephen Johnson (Hooking)
   18:58 HST 19 Jacob Williamson (Hooking)

Second Period
   04:05 ATL 19 Matt Bernier (26 Lindon Beckwith)
   16:56 HST 7 Cole MacDonald (21 Kord Pankewicz, 8 Doug Morris) PP
   18:24 ATL 12 Stephen Johnson  SH

   00:25 HST 12 Brayden Harris (Checking to the Head)
   04:35 ATL 10 Shane Dallaire (Slashing)
   16:17 ATL 25 Michael Poirier (Tripping)
   18:12 ATL 9 Jarrett Crossman (Slashing)

Third Period
   17:38 HST 18 Evan Polei (14 Carter Huebner)
   19:24 HST 8 Doug Morris (3 Levi Harden, 21 Kord Pankewicz)

   10:55 ATL 16 Samuel LeBlanc (Tripping)

Moncton Flyers
31 Vincent Charest On 1/00:00 Off 3/19:34
Leduc Oil Kings
31 Brett Zarowny On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Moncton Flyers 7 12 3 22
Leduc Oil Kings 13 10 14 37

Player of the Game
Leduc Oil Kings 14 Carter Huebner
Moncton Flyers 12 Stephen Johnson
Referee Matt Cassidy
Lines People Jason Nedinis, Andrew Coburn
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