Leduc Oil Kings 2 - Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 8
FOUR POINTS EACH FOR STORTO AND DAUPHIN, PHÉNIX ADVANCE TO TELUS CUP FINAL
LEDUC, Alta. – David Storto scored twice and added two assists and Laurent Dauphin had a goal and three helpers as the Phenix du Collège Esther-Blondin advanced to the gold medal game at the 2012 TELUS Cup with an 8-2 win over the Leduc Oil Kings on Saturday night.
The Phénix will face the Red Deer Rebels in Sunday’s final (2:30 p.m. MT, TSN), while the Oil Kings will meet the Saskatoon Contacts for the bronze medal in Sunday morning’s third-place game (10:30 a.m. MT).
Vincent Deslauriers also had a pair of goals and David Bergeron, Daniel Audette and Kevin Deslauriers added singles as Collège Esther-Blondin became the first Quebec team since Gatineau in 2005 to reach the gold medal game, and will try and become the first since Ste-Foy in 2001 to win the national championship.
Up 3-1 after two periods, the Phénix scored five times on 14 shots in the final 20 minutes to pull away and clinch a gold medal game berth in its tournament debut. Overall, Collège Esther-Blondin was outshot 33-31 by Leduc.
Jody Sick and Robert Cain scored the goals for the Oil Kings, who put the pressure on the Phénix in the first two periods, holding a 28-17 advantage in shots on goal, but found themselves down by a pair of goals.
The Oil Kings are the first Alberta host team not to play in the gold medal game at Canada’s National Midget Championship. The Calgary Spurs won the 1976 Wrigley Cup on home ice, as did the Calgary Northstars at the 1991 Air Canada Cup, while Red Deer took home silver from the 2007 TELUS Cup.
|Arena||Leduc Recreation Centre||City, Country||Leduc, Alta.|
|Month / Day / Year||04/28/2012||Time||06:00 PM MT|
|Leduc Oil Kings (HST)||1||0||1||2|
|Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin (QUE)||1||2||5||8|
01:02 QUE 22 Vincent Deslauriers (27 Laurent Dauphin)
05:24 HST 22 Jody Sick (16 Preston Eshenko, 8 Doug Morris)
02:14 QUE 14 David Bergeron (12 David Storto, 28 Daniel Audette)
19:05 QUE 12 David Storto (28 Daniel Audette, 13 Dominic Talbot-Tassi) PP
02:49 QUE 28 Daniel Audette (27 Laurent Dauphin, 23 Frédérik Gauthier) PP
04:15 QUE 12 David Storto (13 Dominic Talbot-Tassi, 27 Laurent Dauphin) PP
10:33 HST 10 Robert Cain (6 Jarrett Brown, 20 Hayden Dawes)
10:43 QUE 21 Kevin Deslauriers (12 David Storto)
11:44 QUE 22 Vincent Deslauriers (21 Kevin Deslauriers, 14 David Bergeron)
16:38 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin (11 Alexandre Caron-Roy, 7 Mathieu Leclerc) PP
|Leduc Oil Kings||
|Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin||
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Leduc Oil Kings||17||12||5||34|
|Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin||9||9||14||32|
|Player of the Game|
|Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin||12 David Storto|
|Leduc Oil Kings||10 Robert Cain|
|Lines People||Justin Slimm, Ethan Cronkhite|
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