2012 National Midget Championship

Saskatoon Contacts 2 - Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 6


LEDUC, Alta. – Laurent Dauphin scored twice for the second day in a row and David Storto added his fourth of the tournament to join Dauphin atop the TELUS Cup goal-scoring chart as the Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin beat the Saskatoon Contacts 6-2 on Tuesday afternoon.

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Despite all the success Quebec teams have had at the National Midget Championship – the Phénix’s two wins should make it the 24th consecutive Quebec team to reach the semifinals – Collège Esther-Blondin (2-0) is the first team from the province to start with back-to-back wins since Collège Charles-Lemoyne at the 2004 tournament.

Daniel Audette, Vincent Deslauriers and Frédérik Gauthier had the other goals for the Phénix, which got multiple-point games from Dauphin, Storto, Audette and Gauthier en route to its second 6-2 victory in as many days – it beat Sudbury by the same score in its opener on Monday.

Rourke Chartier had both goals for Saskatoon (0-1-1), which was outshot 39-36. Chartier’s first goal, in the final minute of the second period, gave the Contacts hope heading into the third, but Deslauriers goal at the 6:03 mark of the final frame was the backbreaker.

Saskatoon is the first West Region champion to go winless in its first two games at the TELUS Cup since the Beardy’s Blackhawks in 2001. Tuesday’s loss is just the third loss by a team from West in the last eight years, spanning 51 games.

The Phénix will aim to keep its perfect record alive against the Moncton Flyers on Wednesday afternoon (12:30 p.m. MT), while the Contacts take their third crack at win No. 1 when they take on the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves in the midday contest (4 p.m. MT).


Game Information
Game Number 4 Round Preliminary
Arena Leduc Recreation Centre City, Country Leduc, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 04/24/2012 Time 12:30 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Saskatoon Contacts (WST) 0 1 1 2
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin (QUE) 2 1 3 6

First Period
   01:23 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin (23 Frédérik Gauthier, 28 Daniel Audette) PP
   15:57 QUE 12 David Storto (7 Mathieu Leclerc)

   01:12 WST 4 Branden Scheidl (Tripping)
   09:01 WST 22 Kolten Olynek (Boarding)
   12:25 QUE 17 Samuel Desjardins (Slashing)
   14:56 QUE 20 Alexandre Grenier (Roughing)
   14:56 WST 19 Austin Calladine (Roughing)
   18:34 WST 28 Rourke Chartier (Tripping)
   19:58 QUE 8 Jason Rouleau (Cross Checking)

Second Period
   18:24 QUE 28 Daniel Audette (27 Laurent Dauphin, 12 David Storto) PP
   19:14 WST 28 Rourke Chartier (22 Kolten Olynek)

   02:47 WST 11 Carson Stadnyk (Checking to the Head)
   09:34 WST 15 Dawson Leedahl (Boarding)
   10:11 WST 10 Rodney Southam (Cross Checking)
   18:01 WST 10 Rodney Southam (Hooking)

Third Period
   06:03 QUE 22 Vincent Deslauriers (23 Frédérik Gauthier, 10 A.J. Greer)
   09:25 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin  PP
   15:58 QUE 23 Frédérik Gauthier (22 Vincent Deslauriers, 4 Maxime Gravel)
   18:45 WST 28 Rourke Chartier (17 Austin Glover)

   01:50 QUE 18 Guillaume Beaudry (Hooking)
   07:44 WST 5 Nelson Nogier (Cross Checking)
   08:57 WST 11 Carson Stadnyk (Tripping)
   11:18 QUE 21 Kevin Deslauriers (Holding)
   12:29 QUE 8 Jason Rouleau (10-Minute Misconduct)
   12:29 QUE 8 Jason Rouleau (Slashing)
   12:29 WST 19 Austin Calladine (Cross Checking)
   17:32 WST 6 Ross Hnidy (10-Minute Misconduct)
   17:32 WST 15 Dawson Leedahl (Slashing)
   17:32 QUE 19 Tristan Tremblay (10-Minute Misconduct)
   17:32 QUE 19 Tristan Tremblay (Slashing)
   17:32 WST 16 Josh Uhrich (Gross Misconduct)
   17:32 WST 15 Dawson Leedahl (10-Minute Misconduct)
   19:49 WST 25 Rhett Kehoe (Spearing)
   19:49 QUE 13 Dominic Talbot-Tassi (Slashing)
   19:49 WST 25 Rhett Kehoe (Spearing)
   19:49 WST 24 Jeremy Leclerc (Cross Checking)

Saskatoon Contacts
1 Mack Shields On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin
33 Kevin Darveau On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Saskatoon Contacts 6 19 11 36
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 20 7 12 39

Player of the Game
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 28 Daniel Audette
Saskatoon Contacts 28 Rourke Chartier
Referee Jordan Lightbown
Lines People Ethan Cronkhite, Andrew Coburn
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