2012 TELUS Cup

Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves 2 - Moncton Flyers 3


LEDUC, Alta. – Stephen Johnson scored twice to break open a scoreless tie in the second period and help the Moncton Flyers score their first win of the 2012 TELUS Cup, 3-2 over the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves on Thursday afternoon.

The victory keeps the Flyers’ slim semifinal hopes alive, and ensures they won’t be the first Atlantic champions to go winless at the National Midget Championship since St. John’s in 2001.

Samuel LeBlanc scored the other goal for Moncton (1-3), which outshot Sudbury 21-5 in the decisive second period, when it scored all of its goals. The Flyers held a 42-24 advantage in shots for the game.

For Moncton to reach the weekend, it needs a Leduc win over Saskatoon on Thursday night or a tie in that game, and the Flyers have to beat the Contacts in Friday’s final preliminary round game (1 p.m. MT).

Ryan Erickson and Connor Burgess scored power play goals in the third period for Sudbury (0-4), which will miss out on the semifinals for the first time in five all-time trips to the national championship; it had appeared in the gold medal game in its last two appearances, winning it all in 2008.

The Wolves close out their tournament on Friday morning when they take on the Red Deer Rebels (9:30 a.m. MT).

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 10 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Leduc Recreation Centre Location/Lieu Leduc, Alta.
Date Thursday, April 26, 2012 Time/Heure 12:30 PM MT


Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Total
Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves (CEN) 0 0 2 2
Moncton Flyers (ATL) 0 3 0 3


Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période


   03:02 ATL 6 Shane MacDonald (Roughing)
   07:12 ATL 18 Alex Bradley (Interference)
   07:27 CEN 4 Kyle Fransen (Cross Checking)

Second Period/Deuxième période

   01:21 ATL 12 Stephen Johnson (11 Julien Belliveau, 18 Alex Bradley)
   07:59 ATL 12 Stephen Johnson 
   16:22 ATL 16 Samuel LeBlanc (15 Thomas Mansbridge)

   04:35 CEN 14 Tyler Cooper (Roughing)
   12:49 CEN 2 Khadyn Butterfly (Slashing)
   13:51 CEN 4 Kyle Fransen (Cross Checking)

Third Period/Troisième période

   01:01 CEN 24 Ryan Erickson (22 August Jarecki) PP
   16:38 CEN 15 Connor Burgess (21 Michael Laidley, 24 Ryan Erickson) PP

   00:26 ATL 19 Matt Bernier (Cross Checking)
   01:54 CEN 2 Khadyn Butterfly (Slashing)
   08:18 CEN 22 August Jarecki (Tripping)
   15:23 ATL 11 Julien Belliveau (Interference)
   17:25 CEN 18 Peter Poulin-Roy (Cross Checking)
   17:25 ATL 3 Kyle Beckwith (Slashing)
   17:31 CEN 14 Tyler Cooper (Tripping)


Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves (CEN) 33 Andrew Lefebvre

55 Maxim Veilleux

Moncton Flyers (ATL) 29 Nathan Armstrong


Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves (CEN) 10 5 11 26
Moncton Flyers (ATL) 10 24 11 45
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