Hockey Canada Network |
News
Notre Dame Hounds win 2009 TELUS Cup
NR.060.09
|
April 26, 2009
|
|

SELKIRK, Man. – For the first time in 23 years, the Notre Dame Hounds have won Canada’s National Midget Championship.

Drew George scored twice and added an assist and Christopher Gibson turned aside all 43 shots he faced for the shutout as Notre Dame (West) topped the Calgary Buffaloes (Pacific) 4-0 in Sunday afternoon’s gold medal game in front of 1,281 fans at the Selkirk Recreation Complex.

The gold medal is the third for the Hounds at the National Midget Championship, along with national titles won in 19. The three gold medals ties Notre Dame for second all-time at the tournament, joining Lac St-Louis (1981, 1985, 1992), Ste-Foy/Séminaire Saint-François (1979, 1996, 2001) and Richelieu/Collège Charles Lemoyne (1987, 1990, 1998). Only the Regina Pat Canadians, with four (1983, 1988, 1994, 1999), have won more.

Coming off a heart-stopping semifinal victory over Laval-Bourassa on Saturday, in which they needed two goals in the final six minutes to earn the victory, the Hounds struck early on Sunday, as George beat Calgary netminder Sam Brittain just 100 seconds after the opening faceoff.

George set up Milson for the 2-0 goal just 6:04 later, and the Hounds used Gibson’s goaltending to take them the rest of the way. George notched his second of the game just 59 seconds into the third period, and Hounds captain Ben Gamanche, the tournament’s Top Forward, rounded out the scoring late.

Gibson was at his best in the third period, making 18 saves as the Buffaloes tried in vain to get back into the game. Overall, Notre Dame outshot the Buffaloes 44-43.

The runner-up finish is the second for the Buffaloes, joining the silver medal they won in 2006 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. In seven trips to the National Midget Championship, Calgary has now won six medals, including gold in 1989.

In Sunday morning’s bronze medal game, the Rousseau Sports de Laval-Bourassa (Quebec) got two goals from Alexandre Lavoie on their way to a 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Thrashers (Host). The Quebec Region champion has now won a medal at 12 consecutive National Midget Championships, dating back to 1998.

The 2010 TELUS Cup will be held in April 2010 in Lévis, Que., with the Commandeurs de Lévis serving as the host team.


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 Esso Cup: SUD 6 - FRA 3
Apr 24, 2014
A trio of Lady Wolves scores two goals each to lead Sudbury over Fraser Valley.
2014 WU18C: CAN 3 - SUI 2
Apr 24, 2014
Konecny’s late goal sends Canada to the semifinals in Lappeenranta.
2014 Esso Cup: WEY 3 - MON 2
Apr 24, 2014
Weyburn wrapped up its preliminary games with its fourth win of the Esso Cup.
2014 TELUS Cup: HFX 5 - OKA 4
Apr 24, 2014
Halifax scored four times in the third period to stun Okanagan.
2014 Esso Cup: SUD 3 - EDM 2
Apr 23, 2014
A pair of power play goals in the second led Sudbury to its third win.
2014 Esso Cup: FRA 7 – MON 2
Apr 23, 2014
The Phantom fired 50 shots on net in picking up its first win of the Esso Cup.
2014 TELUS Cup: HAL 3 - CHA 7
Apr 23, 2014
Eight players had multi-point games to lead Châteauguay to its first win.
2014 TELUS Cup: TOR 4 - MJ 2
Apr 23, 2014
Marco Bozzo’s hat trick helped the Young Nationals to another win.
2014 Esso Cup: STC 3 - WEY 2
Apr 23, 2014
The Sabres scored three in the first and hung on to defeat the Gold Wings.
2014 TELUS Cup: OKA 1 - PA 1
Apr 23, 2014
Kjargaard and Bryshun traded goals in yet another tie game.
2014 TELUS Cup: TOR 3 - HFX 0
Apr 22, 2014
Longo a marqué deux fois pour procurer un premier gain aux Young Nationals.
2014 Esso Cup STC 2 – SUD 1
Apr 22, 2014
A shorthanded goal from Alexa Vasko late in the second was the difference.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: