2012 TELUS Cup

Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 2 - Red Deer Rebels 2


LEDUC, Alta. – Daniel Audette scored twice in the third period to erase a two-goal deficit after 40 minutes as the Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin earned a 2-2 tie with the Red Deer Rebels on Thursday afternoon at the 2012 TELUS Cup.

The win keeps both teams undefeated and sets up the possibility that two teams could finish the preliminary round without a loss for the second time in three years. Prior to 2010, when Notre Dame and Collège Antoine-Girouard went undefeated, the only other time it had happened in the six-team era was 1984, the first year of the current format, when North Bay and Lac St-Louis put up zeroes in the loss column.

After Collège Esther-Blondin (3-0-1), which scored 21 goals in its first three games, was held to just 14 shots in the opening 40 minutes, Audette got the comeback started 18 seconds into the third period, and pulled the Phénix even 5:24 later.

Scott Feser, on a first-period power play, and Jonathan Finnigan, early in the second period, scored for Red Deer (2-0-2), which skated to its second 2-2 tie of tournament following a draw with Saskatoon in its opener on Monday.

A victory over the winless Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves on Friday morning (9:30 a.m. MT) would make the Rebels the first Pacific Region team to go through the preliminary round without a loss since Dany Heatley’s Calgary Buffaloes at the 1998 Air Canada Cup in Sudbury.

Collège Esther-Blondin closes out its preliminary round schedule in Friday’s finale when it faces the host Leduc Oil Kings (4:30 p.m. MT).

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 11 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Leduc Recreation Centre Location/Lieu Leduc, Alta.
Date Thursday, April 26, 2012 Time/Heure 4:00 PM MT


Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Total
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin (QUE) 0 0 2 2
Red Deer Rebels (PAC) 1 1 0 2


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

   02:23 PAC 20 Scott Feser (16 Ty Mappin) PP

   00:50 QUE 13 Dominic Talbot-Tassi (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   03:11 PAC 3 Kirk Johnson (Cross Checking)
   06:14 QUE 11 Alexandre Caron-Roy (Slashing)
   11:51 PAC 4 Jonathan Finnigan (Cross Checking)
   14:44 QUE 19 Tristan Tremblay (Slashing)
   15:20 PAC 5 Stefan Danielson (Checking to the Head)
   19:07 PAC 17 Scott Ferguson (Charging)

Second Period/Deuxième période

   01:24 PAC 4 Jonathan Finnigan (10 Logan Fisher, 11 Dylan Thudium)

   02:48 QUE 11 Alexandre Caron-Roy (Checking to the Head)
   04:32 PAC 3 Kirk Johnson (Holding)
   08:43 PAC 2 Kolton Dixon (Tripping)
   10:28 QUE 14 David Bergeron (Interference)
   14:39 PAC 17 Scott Ferguson (Boarding)
   14:39 PAC 14 B.J. Duffin (Holding)
   16:48 QUE 27 Laurent Dauphin (Slashing)
   19:28 PAC 17 Scott Ferguson (Tripping)

Third Period/Troisième période

   00:18 QUE 28 Daniel Audette (22 Vincent Deslauriers, 23 Frédérik Gauthier) PP
   05:42 QUE 28 Daniel Audette (13 Dominic Talbot-Tassi)

   07:50 QUE 14 David Bergeron (Roughing After Whistle)
   07:50 QUE 14 David Bergeron (Roughing)
   07:50 PAC 11 Dylan Thudium (Roughing After Whistle)
   14:55 QUE 10 A.J. Greer (Checking to the Head)


Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin (QUE) 33 Kevin Darveau
Red Deer Rebels (PAC) 31 Matthew Zentner


Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin (QUE) 5 9 11 25
Red Deer Rebels (PAC) 11 3 12 26
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