2008 National Midget Championship

Ottawa Valley Titans  1 -  Calgary Buffaloes  5


It took them three games, but the Calgary Buffaloes have cracked the win column at the 2008 TELUS Cup.

Jordan Kanygin scored once and added three assists as the Buffaloes stormed out to a 4-0 first-period lead on their way to a 5-1 win over the Ottawa Valley Titans on Wednesday night.

Calgary struck for four goals on 16 shots in a span of 8:26, capped off by Kanygin’s snap shot over the glove of Ottawa Valley goaltender Alex Huard, who didn’t make it past the first period – he was replaced by Justin Gilbert to begin the second.

Brody Sutter, Jake Hayes and player of the game Adam Thompson scored for the Buffaloes ahead of Kanygin, while Sutter added his second of the game late in the middle frame to round out the scoring.

Devin Cobbold scored the lone goal for the Titans, who are still searching for their first win and face the unbeaten Winnipeg Thrashers on Thursday night (7:30 p.m. ET).

The Buffaloes, who entered Wednesday night’s game with the fifth-best powerplay in the tournament – operating at just 18 per cent (2-for-11) – scored three times in 12 chances while killing off all five of Ottawa Valley’s opportunities with the man advantage, improving their tournament-best penalty killing to 94 per cent (16-of-17).

Brent Bisdee took home player of the game honours for the Titans, who have taken a tournament-worst 32 minor penalties through three games.

The Buffaloes look to take another step towards a semi-final berth and go for win number two when they take on the Quebec champions from Séminaire Saint-François on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. ET.


Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena Nick Smith Centre City, Country Arnprior, Ont., Canada
Month / Day / Year 04/23/2008 Time (local) 07:30 PM ET
Attendance 469 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Ottawa Valley Titans (HST) 0 1 0 1
Calgary Buffaloes (PAC) 4 1 0 5
First Period
   11:06 PAC 18 Brody Sutter (20 Jordan Kanygin, 2 Adam Thompson) PP
   13:33 PAC 14 Jake Hayes (8 Erik Bonsor, 20 Jordan Kanygin)
   15:44 PAC 2 Adam Thompson (4 Mike Leibel) PP
   19:32 PAC 20 Jordan Kanygin

   01:05 PAC 6 Conrad Smith (Roughing)
   09:56 HST 14 Ryan Donnelly (High Sticking)
   14:39 HST 16 Devon Rice (Hooking)
   15:28 HST 3 Brad Argo (Interference)
   16:24 HST 2 Marc Vacher (Delay of Game)
   17:58 HST 1 Alex Huard (Delay of Game)
   19:04 PAC 3 Ben Wilson (Interference)
   19:38 PAC 8 Erik Bonsor (Tripping)

Second Period
   16:51 HST 8 Devin Cobbold (15 Sebastian Goulet)
   18:55 PAC 18 Brody Sutter (20 Jordan Kanygin) PP

   04:28 PAC 18 Brody Sutter (Elbowing)
   09:18 HST 12 Ryan Bradley (High Sticking)
   09:31 PAC 1 Sean Cahill (Roughing)
   09:31 HST 16 Devon Rice (Inter. on Goaltender)
   11:43 HST 14 Ryan Donnelly (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   11:43 PAC 3 Ben Wilson (Cross Checking)
   16:16 PAC 16 Jona Szakacs (Cross Checking)
   16:25 HST 17 Nathan Siydock (Tripping)
   17:59 HST 15 Sebastian Goulet (Tripping)
   19:23 HST 7 Rob Ramsay (Interference)
   20:00 HST 12 Ryan Bradley (Hooking)

Third Period

   10:53 HST 15 Sebastian Goulet (High Sticking)
   15:31 HST 30 Justin Gilbert (Stick Infraction)
   18:49 HST 5 Andrew Baker (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   18:49 PAC 14 Jake Hayes (Cross Checking)

Ottawa Valley Titans
1 Alex Huard On 1/00:00   Off 1/20:00
30 Justin Gilbert On 2/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Calgary Buffaloes
1 Sean Cahill On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Ottawa Valley Titans 5 10 6 21
Calgary Buffaloes 16 8 7 31

Player of Game
Ottawa Valley Titans 9 Brent Bisdee
Calgary Buffaloes 2 Adam Thompson
Referee Mathieu Desjardins
Lines People Simon Roy, Dan King