2008 National Midget Championship

Winnipeg Thrashers  4 -  Cole Harbour McCains  3


Just as it was one day earlier in their win over Séminaire Saint-François, it was the special teams that led the Winnipeg Thrashers to victory on Wednesday.

The West Region champions scored three times on the powerplay and once shorthanded as they improved to a perfect 3-0 at the 2008 TELUS Cup with a 4-3 win over the Cole Harbour McCains.

Player of the game Mark Stone and Jesse Hall led the charge with two goals and two assists for the Thrashers, who clicked for four goals on the man advantage against the Blizzard on Tuesday.

The Thrashers, just as they did in Tuesday’s game, clicked in the opening three minutes, as Hall picked up the loose puck after a Stone shot and deposited it behind Cole Harbour McCains netminder Kody Blois.

The Atlantic Region representatives answered right back, however, as Theodore Hannah beat Winnipeg goaltender Joey Rewucki just 1:52 after Hall’s goal to pull the McCains even at 1-1.

Just 3:43 after that it was the McCains again who struck, as Cole Harbour player of the game Stuart Lenehan beat Rewucki through the legs from the point on a powerplay, giving Cole Harbour a somewhat surprising 2-1 lead.

Stone, Hall and the Winnipeg special teams took over in the late going of the opening period, as Stone scored once on the man advantage and once shorthanded 4:27 apart before the first intermission.

After being outshot 14-7 in the opening 20 minutes, the McCains held a 7-6 advantage in period two, but could not get a shot past Brett Martyniuk, who replaced Rewucki after the first period.

The Thrashers had the only goal of the second period, as Hall and Stone combined once again on the powerplay, sending Winnipeg to the second intermission with a 4-2 lead.

Needing a fast start to get back into the game, Cole Harbour got a quick goal from Stephen MacAuley just 5:09 into the final frame, but could not muster anymore offence, managing just six shots over the final 20 minutes.

The Thrashers will look to remain perfect on Thursday when they face the host Ottawa Valley Titans at 7:30 p.m. ET, while the McCains will look to break into the win column against the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves at 12:00 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) 04:00 PM ET
Attendance 247 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Winnipeg Thrashers (HST) 3 1 0 4
Cole Harbour McCains (ATL) 2 0 1 3
First Period
   02:08 HST 22 Jesse Hall (14 Mark Stone) PP
   04:00 ATL 6 Theodore Hannah (8 Jordan Mock)
   07:43 ATL 21 Stuart Lenehan (17 Jordan Burke, 9 Stephen MacAuley) PP
   13:57 HST 14 Mark Stone (22 Jesse Hall) PP
   18:24 HST 14 Mark Stone (22 Jesse Hall) SH

   01:16 ATL 12 Nicholas Young (Interference)
   04:46 ATL 4 Jordan Thomas (Cross Checking)
   05:41 HST Team (Too Many Men)
   07:17 HST 11 Nolan Zajac (Hooking)
   11:53 ATL 18 Mitchell Maynard (Roughing)
   15:24 HST 15 Trent Thompson (High Sticking)
   17:49 HST 17 Dan Hrabowych (Interference)
   19:14 ATL 4 Jordan Thomas (Interference)

Second Period
   05:11 HST 22 Jesse Hall (14 Mark Stone) PP

   01:38 ATL 2 Ian Saab (Holding)
   02:11 HST 10 Cole Pruden (Slashing)
   04:15 ATL 8 Jordan Mock (Slashing)
   07:16 HST 19 Corbin Baldwin (10-Minute Misconduct)
   07:16 HST 19 Corbin Baldwin (Checking to the Head)
   12:10 HST 17 Dan Hrabowych (Tripping)
   12:45 HST 20 David Conrad (Elbowing)
   17:40 ATL 2 Ian Saab (High Sticking)
   19:53 HST 8 Kyle Mulder (Interference)

Third Period
   05:07 ATL 9 Stephen MacAuley (2 Ian Saab, 18 Mitchell Maynard)

   01:33 ATL 8 Jordan Mock (Tripping)
   06:24 HST 2 Mathew Bodie (Slashing)
   10:42 ATL 4 Jordan Thomas (Tripping)
   17:38 HST 22 Jesse Hall (Hooking)
   18:44 ATL 17 Jordan Burke (Interference)

Winnipeg Thrashers
1 Joey Rewucki On 1/00:00   Off 2/04:15
35 Brett Martyniuk On 2/04:16   Off 3/20:00
Cole Harbour McCains
1 Kody Blois On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Winnipeg Thrashers 14 6 12 32
Cole Harbour McCains 7 7 6 20

Player of Game
Winnipeg Thrashers 14 Mark Stone
Cole Harbour McCains 21 Stuart Lenehan
Referee Josh Foster
Lines People Jon Powell, Jon Andress