2012 TELUS Cup Award Winners Announced
April 27, 2012

LEDUC, Alta. – The 2012 TELUS Cup, Canada’s 39th National Midget Championship, held its awards banquet on Friday night at the Leduc Recreation Centre. The tournament’s awards committee named the recipients of the seven individual awards.

The awards were based on the tournament’s preliminary round, which ran from Monday to Friday.

The 2012 TELUS Cup award winners are:

  • TELUS Most Valuable Player – Laurent Dauphin (Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin)
  • Top Goaltender – Dasan Sydora (Red Deer Rebels)
  • Top Forward – Daniel Audette (Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin)
  • Top Defensive Player – Joel Topping (Red Deer Rebels)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player – Kord Pankewicz (Leduc Oil Kings)
  • Top Scorer – Laurent Dauphin (Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin)
  • Esso Scholarship – Bryn MacNab (Saskatoon Contacts)

After an exciting week of preliminary round play, the semifinals are set for Saturday, April 28.

The second-place Red Deer Rebels (3-0-2), who became the first Pacific Region team to go undefeated in the preliminary round since the Calgary Buffaloes in 1998, meet the third-place Saskatoon Contacts (2-1-2) in the early semifinal (2 p.m. MT), while the Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin, who took first place with a 4-0-1 record, will face the host Leduc Oil Kings (2-3), who finished fourth, in the late game.

The gold medal game will be held Sunday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m. MT/4:30 p.m. ET and will be shown live on TSN/RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcasters (check your local listings). All other games at the tournament, including both semifinals and the bronze medal game, will be available through FASTHockey at hockeycanada.fasthockey.com. Fans can watch all the action for free by following three steps:

STEP 1: Visithockeycanada.fasthockey.com and sign up for a free FASTHockey account.

STEP 2: Like the TELUS Cup on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teluscup.

STEP 3: Just prior to the game, click the TELUS Cup LIVE link on the TELUS Cup Facebook page to watch.

Please note that due to TSN scheduling, the start times for the bronze medal game and gold medal game have been moved up by 30 minutes. The bronze medal game will now begin at 10:30 a.m. MT, while the gold medal game will face off at 2:30 p.m. MT.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Jason LaRose, Hockey Canada’s coordinator of content services, will be on site in Leduc and can be reached at 403-703-8791 or jlarose@hockeycanada.ca for any interview requests.

For more information on the 2012 TELUS Cup, visit www.hockeycanada.ca/teluscup, or follow the tournament via social media at www.facebook.com/teluscup and www.twitter.com/hc_teluscup.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
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