2012 National Midget Championship

Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 5 - Leduc Oil Kings 4


LEDUC, Alta. – Laurent Dauphin scored a hat trick and Daniel Audette added five assists as the Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin claimed first place in the preliminary round at the 2012 TELUS Cup thanks to a 5-4 win over the host Leduc Oil Kings on Friday night.

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The Phénix victory means it will face the Oil Kings in a rematch in Saturday’s late semifinal (6 p.m. MT), while the Red Deer Rebels and Saskatoon Contacts will meet in the early game (2 p.m. MT).

With the game tied 3-3 after two periods thanks to a wild Leduc comeback in the closing minutes of the middle frame, Dauphin scored his second of the game 2:55 into the third period and finished off his hat trick less than five minutes later to help Collège Esther-Blondin (4-0-1) wrap up an undefeated preliminary round.

Tristan Tremblay and David Bergeron had the other goals for the Phénix, while Dominic Talbot-Tassi and Frédérik Gauthier chipped in with two assists each.

Dauphin and Audette finished the preliminary round tied with 13 points each, although Dauphin earned the tournament’s Top Scorer award thanks to his goal-scoring prowess – he finished with nine, compared to three for Audette.

Cole MacDonald, Robert Cain and Jarrett Brown scored in a span of 3:15 late in the second to erase a 3-0 deficit heading into the second intermission, but the Oil Kings were handed their third loss in a row after opening the tournament with back-to-back wins.

Kord Pankewicz had the other goal for Leduc, which is just the second host team in the last five years to qualify for the weekend at the National Midget Championship. The last host team to play for the gold medal was Red Deer in 2007, the last time the tournament was hosted in Alberta.


Game Information
Game Number 15 Round Preliminary
Arena Leduc Recreation Centre City, Country Leduc, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 04/27/2012 Time 04:30 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin (QUE) 0 3 2 5
Leduc Oil Kings (HST) 0 3 1 4

First Period

   01:54 HST 20 Hayden Dawes (Tripping)
   07:35 QUE 11 Alexandre Caron-Roy (Checking to the Head)
   11:34 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin (Tripping)
   13:40 QUE 11 Alexandre Caron-Roy (Cross Checking)

Second Period
   07:40 QUE 19 Tristan Tremblay (13 Dominic Talbot-Tassi, 28 Daniel Audette)
   09:58 QUE 14 David Bergeron (28 Daniel Audette, 23 Frédérik Gauthier)
   15:13 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin (28 Daniel Audette, 23 Frédérik Gauthier) PP
   16:12 HST 7 Cole MacDonald 
   17:00 HST 10 Robert Cain (19 Jacob Williamson, 14 Carter Huebner)
   19:27 HST 6 Jarrett Brown (7 Cole MacDonald, 10 Robert Cain) PP

   00:49 QUE 28 Daniel Audette (Checking to the Head)
   02:35 QUE 13 Dominic Talbot-Tassi (Hooking)
   09:18 QUE 20 Alexandre Grenier (Checking to the Head)
   09:53 HST 20 Hayden Dawes (Inter. on Goaltender)
   13:36 HST 22 Jody Sick (Slashing)
   13:36 QUE 18 Guillaume Beaudry (Roughing)
   14:37 HST 8 Doug Morris (Cross Checking)
   17:36 QUE 4 Maxime Gravel (Hooking)
   19:05 QUE 14 David Bergeron (Tripping)

Third Period
   02:55 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin (28 Daniel Audette, 13 Dominic Talbot-Tassi) PP
   07:24 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin (13 Dominic Talbot-Tassi, 28 Daniel Audette)
   17:45 HST 21 Kord Pankewicz (20 Hayden Dawes, 7 Cole MacDonald) PP

   02:27 HST 18 Evan Polei (Tripping)
   03:19 HST 20 Hayden Dawes (Checking to the Head)
   13:48 HST 10 Robert Cain (Cross Checking)
   14:49 HST 21 Kord Pankewicz (Tripping)
   17:04 QUE 8 Jason Rouleau (Slashing)
   20:00 HST 8 Doug Morris (Slashing)

Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin
30 Simon Leiva On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Leduc Oil Kings
35 Kevin Verhoeff On 1/00:00 Off 3/19:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 12 6 14 32
Leduc Oil Kings 10 17 10 37

Player of the Game
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 27 Laurent Dauphin
Leduc Oil Kings 7 Cole MacDonald
Referee Kyle Kowalski
Lines People Jared Cummings, Justin Slimm
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