Game Summary
Moncton Flyers 5 - Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 9
 

STORTO’S HAT TRICK HELPS PHÉNIX TOP FLYERS, REMAIN UNBEATEN

LEDUC, Alta. – David Storto scored a hat trick for the second time in three days, helping the Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin stay perfect at the 2012 TELUS Cup with a 9-5 win over the Moncton Flyers on Wednesday afternoon.

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The victory all but locks up a semifinal berth for the Phénix, which would need a catastrophic final two days of preliminary round play to miss out on Saturday’s final four match-ups.

Laurent Dauphin scored twice, including a first-period penalty shot, and added two assists to temporarily take over the tournament scoring with 10 points (six goals, four assists) in three games, while Tristan Tremblay had two goals of his own.

Kevin Deslauriers and David Bergeron scored the other goals for Collège Esther-Blondin (3-0), which has scored 21 times in its first three games.

Thomas Mansbridge led the offensive charge for Moncton (0-3), scoring twice, while Luc Eagle, Kyle Beckwith and Stephen Johnson added singles. The loss puts the Flyers in serious danger of missing the semifinals for the sixth time in seven appearances at the National Midget Championship; they have not played in the semis since their inaugural visit in 1977.

Collège Esther-Blondin looks for a fourth straight win when it takes on Red Deer on Thursday afternoon (4 p.m. MT), while Moncton tries again to get win No. 1 against Sudbury in the day’s early game (12:30 p.m. MT).

 

Game Information
Game Number 7 Round Preliminary
Arena Leduc Recreation Centre City, Country Leduc, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 04/25/2012 Time 12:30 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Moncton Flyers (ATL) 1 1 3 5
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin (QUE) 2 4 3 9

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   01:35 QUE 12 David Storto 
   15:22 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin  PS
   17:28 ATL 4 Luc Eagle (16 Samuel LeBlanc, 19 Matt Bernier)

Penalties:
   15:48 QUE 12 David Storto (Cross Checking)
   18:30 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin (Slashing)

Second Period
Goals:
   01:24 QUE 19 Tristan Tremblay (27 Laurent Dauphin, 20 Alexandre Grenier)
   02:06 ATL 15 Thomas Mansbridge (18 Alex Bradley)
   03:12 QUE 19 Tristan Tremblay (27 Laurent Dauphin)
   05:29 QUE 12 David Storto (28 Daniel Audette, 11 Alexandre Caron-Roy)
   15:18 QUE 12 David Storto (23 Frédérik Gauthier, 28 Daniel Audette) PP

Penalties:
   05:40 QUE 12 David Storto (Interference)
   07:53 ATL 12 Stephen Johnson (Checking to the Head)
   14:47 ATL 6 Shane MacDonald (Cross Checking)
   16:37 ATL 10 Shane Dallaire (Roughing)
   16:37 QUE 19 Tristan Tremblay (Roughing)
   20:00 ATL 16 Samuel LeBlanc (Roughing)
   20:00 QUE 14 David Bergeron (Slashing)

Third Period
Goals:
   03:01 ATL 3 Kyle Beckwith 
   07:26 ATL 15 Thomas Mansbridge (12 Stephen Johnson, 18 Alex Bradley) PP
   07:37 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin 
   12:21 QUE 21 Kevin Deslauriers 
   14:38 QUE 14 David Bergeron (21 Kevin Deslauriers)
   16:51 ATL 12 Stephen Johnson (19 Matt Bernier)

Penalties:
   05:56 QUE 22 Vincent Deslauriers (Boarding)
   07:26 ATL 15 Thomas Mansbridge (Roughing)
   07:26 QUE 11 Alexandre Caron-Roy (Roughing)
   07:58 ATL 15 Thomas Mansbridge (Roughing)
   07:58 QUE 10 A.J. Greer (Slashing)
   10:27 ATL 23 John Kelly (Checking to the Head)
   10:27 QUE 18 Guillaume Beaudry (Boarding)
   10:27 QUE 18 Guillaume Beaudry (Hooking)
   15:12 ATL 24 Zack Smith (Checking to the Head)
   15:12 ATL 24 Zack Smith (Checking to the Head)
   18:16 ATL 3 Kyle Beckwith (Tripping)


Goaltenders
Moncton Flyers
29 Nathan Armstrong On 2/3:13 Off 3/20:00
31 Vincent Charest On 1/00:00 Off 2/3:12
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin
30 Simon Leiva On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Moncton Flyers 13 16 20 49
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 14 13 13 40

Player of the Game
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 12 David Storto
Moncton Flyers 15 Thomas Mansbridge
Officials
Referee Kyle Kowalski
Lines People Cam Penstone, Deion Foster
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