Road to the 2017 TELUS Cup
Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François
Jason La Rose
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April 30, 2017
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HOW SÉMINAIRE SAINT-FRANÇOIS GOT TO PRINCE GEORGE

Ligue de hockey midget AAA du Québec
Preliminary round: defeated Amos 3-0 (6-1, 5-2, 10-0)
Quarter-final: defeated Châteauguay 3-1 (8-2, 2-3, 5-0, 5-4 OT)
Semifinal: defeated Lévis 4-2 (2-3 OT, 6-3, 5-4 2OT, 8-4, 3-4 OT, 2-1)
LHMAAAQ championship: defeated Trois-Rivières 4-0 (3-2, 6-4, 2-1, 3-2 OT)

REGULAR SEASON

Record: 29-8-3 (1st in LHMAAAQ)
Goals for: 170
Goals against: 106
Longest winning streak: 6 (Sept 4-25 and Oct. 2-21)
Top 3 scorers:
Jakob Pelletier – 25G 32A 57P
Guillaume St-Pierre – 24G 22A 46P
Yan-Cédric Gaudreault – 19G 25A 44P

PLAYOFFS

Record: 14-3
Goals for: 81
Goals against: 40
Top 3 scorers:
Jakob Pelletier – 15G 14A 29P
Olivier Crête-Belzile – 4G 16A 20P
Yan-Cédric Gaudreault – 11G 8A 19P

TELUS CUP

Record: 4-2
Goals for: 20
Goals against: 15
Power play: 6 for 24 (25%)
Penalty kill: 26 of 27 (96.3%)
Top 3 scorers:
Jakob Pelletier – 3G 6A 9P
Maxime Collin – 3G 4A 7P
Pierrick Dubé – 5G 1A 6P

NATIONAL MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2008 – Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François | bronze medal | 3-4-0 | 24GF 19GA
2007 – Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François | bronze medal | 3-4-0 | 21GF 19GA
2001 – Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy | gold medal | 5-2-0 | 34GF 19GA
1999 – Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy | bronze medal | 5-2-0 | 34GF 17GA
1996 – Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy | gold medal | 5-2-0 | 32GF 25GA
1995 – Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy | bronze medal | 4-3-0 | 22GF 18GA
1993 – Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy | silver medal | 3-1-2 | 21GF 15GA
1990 – Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy | silver medal | 5-1-1 | 26GF 20GA
1989 – Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy | fourth place | 3-4-0 | 25GF 19GA
1986 – Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy | bronze medal | 5-2-0 | 42GF 27GA
1983 – Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy | silver medal | 6-2-0 | 39GF 16GA
1982 – Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy | silver medal | 6-2-0 | 37GF 18GA
1980 – Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy | silver medal | 5-1-0 | 38GF 13GA
1979 – Couillard de Ste-Foy | gold medal | 6-0-0 | 50GF 12GA
1978 – Couillard de Ste-Foy | gold medal | 7-0-0 | 42GF 9GA

PLAYERS TO WATCH

OLIVIER CRÊTE-BELZILE
solid two-way defenceman … extremely smart player … good physical tools … gets stick in passing lanes … uses size and leverage to box out … hard to play against

YAN-CÉDRIC GAUDREAULT
plays well on both sides of the puck … good hands … defensively responsible … good on-ice vision … quick stick … likes to shoot the puck … effective at blocking shots

JAKOB PELLETIER
highly-skilled forward … great vision … good work ethic … motor is always running … escapes hits with skating ability … can turn on a dime … plays with a competitive edge

QMJHL DRAFTED PLAYERS

Olivier Crête-Belzile – Sherbrooke 2016 (3rd round, 45th overall)
Métis Roelens – Gatineau 2016 (4th round, 65th overall)
Yan-Cédric Gaudreault – Blainville-Boisbriand 2016 (5th round, 76th overall)
Philippe Fortin – Val-d’Or 2016 (5th round, 85th overall)
Maxime Collin – Blainville-Boisbriand 2016 (6th round, 96th overall)
Xavier Lavoie – Acadie-Bathurst 2016 (9th round, 150th overall)
Guillaume St-Pierre – Quebec 2016 (12th round, 206th overall)
William Hardy-Murray – Saint John 2015 (12th round, 212th overall)
Jonathan Lortie – Gatineau 2016 (12th round, 215th overall)

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

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