The Notre Dame Hounds of Saskatchewan will attempt to become only the second team to ever win back-to-back TELUS Cup titles when the 2010 National Midget Championship opens on April 19 in Lévis, Que.
Notre Dame defeated the Pembina Valley Hawks 6-3 on Sunday to claim the West Region championship in Morden, Man. The Hounds will try to defend their 2009 title and join the Prince Albert Mintos (20) as the only team to win consecutive TELUS Cup titles.
Joining Notre Dame at the dance will be the host Commandeurs de Lévis, St. John’s Fog Devils (Atlantic), Mississauga Reps (Central), Red Deer Optimist Rebels (Pacific) and the Gaulois de Collége Antoine-Girouard (Quebec). St. John’s reached the TELUS Cup with a 6-3 win over the Miramichi Rivermen, Mississauga punched its ticket by beating the Ottawa Jr. 67’s 7-3, Red Deer returns to the national championship for the first time since it hosted the 2007 tournament thanks to a 2-1 overtime win over the Vancouver North West Giants in Game 3 of the Pacific Regional and Collége Antoine-Girouard booked its spot with a 2-1 win over the Lions du Lac St-Louis in Game 5 of the Quebec final on Tuesday night.
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