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The 2012 Telus Cup was Canada's 34th annual national midget 'AAA' hockey championship played April 23–29, 2012 at Leduc, Alberta. The Red Deer Optimist Rebels completed an improbable comeback in the gold medal game, scoring four unanswered goals in the third period en route to 6-5 double overtime win over the Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin. It was Red Deer's first gold medal after three previous silver medal finishes.[1][2]

TeamsEdit

Result Team Region City
Gold medal icon Flag of Alberta Red Deer Optimist Rebels Pacific Red Deer, AB
Silver medal icon Flag of Quebec Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin Québec Saint-Jacques, QC
Bronze medal icon Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Contacts West Saskatoon, SK
4 Flag of Alberta Leduc Oil Kings Host Leduc, AB
5 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton Flyers Atlantic Moncton, NB
6 Flag of Ontario Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves Central Sudbury, ON

Round robinEdit

StandingsEdit

Rank Team W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Quebec Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin 4-0-1 28 15 9
2 Flag of Alberta Red Deer Optimist Rebels 3-0-2 19 10 8
3 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Contacts 2-1-2 24 18 6
4 Flag of Alberta Leduc Oil Kings 2-3-0 22 22 4
5 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton Flyers 1-3-1 17 22 3
6 Flag of Ontario Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves 0-5-0 11 34 0

ScoresEdit

Monday, April 23

  • Saskatoon 2 - Red Deer 2
  • Collège Esther-Blondin 6 - Sudbury 2
  • Leduc 5 - Moncton 4

Tuesday, April 24

  • Collège Esther-Blondin 6 - Saskatoon 2
  • Red Deer 2 - Moncton 1
  • Leduc 6 - Sudbury 3

Wednesday, April 25

  • Collège Esther-Blondin 9 - Moncton 5
  • Saskatoon 9 - Sudbury 1
  • Red Deer 3 - Leduc 2

Thursday, April 26

  • Moncton 3 - Sudbury 2
  • Collège Esther-Blondin 2 - Red Deer 2
  • Saskatoon 7 - Leduc 5

Friday, April 27

  • Red Deer 10 - Sudbury 3
  • Moncton 4 - Saskatoon 4
  • Collège Esther-Blondin 5 - Leduc 4

PlayoffsEdit

Semi-FinalsEdit

Saturday, April 28

  • Red Deer 2 - Saskatoon 0
  • Collège Esther-Blondin 8 - Leduc 2

Bronze medal gameEdit

Sunday, April 29

  • Saskatoon 3 - Leduc 2

Gold medal gameEdit

Sunday, April 29, 2012

  • Red Deer 6 - Collège Esther-Blondin 5 (2OT)

Individual awardsEdit

  • Most Valuable Player: Flag of Quebec Laurent Dauphin (Collège Esther-Blondin)
  • Top Scorer: Flag of Quebec Laurent Dauphin (Collège Esther-Blondin)
  • Top Forward: Flag of Quebec Daniel Audette (Collège Esther-Blondin)
  • Top Defenceman: Flag of Alberta Joel Topping (Red Deer)
  • Top Goaltender: Flag of Alberta Dasan Sydora (Red Deer)
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Flag of Alberta Kord Pankewicz (Leduc)
  • Esso Scholarship: Flag of Saskatchewan Bryn MacNab (Saskatoon)

Road to the Telus CupEdit

Atlantic RegionEdit

Tournament held March 29-April 1, 2012 at Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Round Robin
Rank Team Qualification W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of New Brunswick Moncton Flyers NBPEIMMHL 4-0-0 17 5 8
2 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Pennecon Privateers NLMMHL 3-1-0 15 13 6
3 Flag of Nova Scotia Halifax Titans NSMMHL 1-2-1 11 11 3
4 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Maple Leafs Host 1-2-1 1419 2
5 Flag of Prince Edward Island Cornwall Thunder NBPEIMMHL 0-4-0 9180

Championship Game
Moncton 5 - St. John's 1
Moncton advances to Telus Cup

QuebecEdit

Ligue de Hockey Midget AAA du Quebec Championship held March 23 - April 14, 2012 at Multi Glace De Lachenaie and PEPS in Quebec
Best-of-7 series
Rank Team Qualification W-L GF GA
1 Flag of Quebec Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin LHMAAAQ 4-1 21 13
2 Flag of Quebec Le Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François LHMAAAQ 1-4 13 21
Collège Esther-Blondin wins the series 4-1 and advances to Telus Cup

Central RegionEdit

Tournament held April 2 – 8, 2012 at the Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario[3][4]

Round Robin
Rank Team Qualifications W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Ontario Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves GNML 4-1-0 22 20 8
2 Flag of Ontario London Jr. KnightsAlliance 4-1-0 22 13 8
3 Flag of Ontario Mississuauga Rebels GTHL 3-2-0 18 13 6
4 Flag of Ontario Whitby Wildcats OMHA 2-2-1 25 20 5
5 Flag of Ontario Sault Ste. Marie North Stars Host 1-3-1 1518 1
6 Flag of Ontario Ottawa Jr. 67's OEMHL 0-5-0 13 31 0

Semi Finals
London 3 - Missisauga 2
Sudbury 5 - Whitby 2

Championship Game
Sudbury 4 - London 3
Sudbury advances to Telus Cup

West RegionEdit

Tournament held March 29 - April 1, 2012 at the Virden Arena in Virden, Manitoba[5]

Round Robin
Rank Team Qualification W-L-T GF GA PTS
1 Flag of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Contacts SMAAAHL 2-0-1 11 45
2 Flag of Manitoba Southwest Cougars Host 2-1-0 8 6 4
3 Flag of Manitoba Winnipeg Wild MMAAAHL 1-1-1 10 6 3
4 Flag of Ontario Kenora Thistles HNO 0-3-0 0 13 0

Championship Game
Saskatoon 5 - Southwest 1
Saskatoon advances to Telus Cup

Pacific RegionEdit

Playoff held April 6–8, 2012 at Red Deer Arena in Red Deer, Alberta.

Best-of-3 series
Rank Team Qualification W-L GF GA
1 Flag of Alberta Red Deer Optimist Rebels AMHL 2-0 5 3
2 Flag of British Columbia Vancouver Northwest Giants BCMML 0-2 3 5
Red Deer wins series 2-0 and advances to Telus Cup

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. News Release #58. Hockey Canada (April 24, 2011). Retrieved on January 14, 2012.
  2. RED DEER REBELS WIN 2012 TELUS CUP. Hockey Canada (April 29, 2012). Retrieved on January 12, 2012.
  3. Sault to play host to TELUS Cup, Canada's midget hockey championship. Sault Star. Retrieved on January 14, 2012.
  4. North Stars aligned for 2012. Sault Ste. Marie This Week. Retrieved on January 24, 2012.
  5. 2012 TELUS Cup West Regional qualifier to be hosted by Virden. Hockey Manitoba (June 4, 2011). Retrieved on January 14, 2012.

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