2019 TELUS Cup

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2019 TELUS Cup
Game #19
Gold
Final (OT)
April 28, 2019 6:30 pm EDT
Fort William Gardens
Thunder Bay, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
OT
F
1
0
0
0
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
7
5
14
5
31
18
14
10
6
48

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
2
0 / 1
4

Game Story

YOUNG NATIONALS OUTLAST CANTONNIERS, WIN SECOND TELUS CUP

JASON LA ROSE

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Joseph Martino was the hero at 1:31 of the second overtime, giving the Toronto Young Nationals a 2-1 win over the previously-unbeaten Cantonniers de Magog on Sunday night and their second TELUS Cup.

Martino took a feed from Ethan Cohen and roofed a shot past Cantonniers goaltender Olivier Adam to get the Young Nationals a championship to match the one they won in 2015.

They are just the 10th team in the 46-year history of Canada’s National Midget Championship to win multiple national titles, and the first to do it from the Central Region.

Martino’s goal made a winner out of Toronto goaltender James Gray, who was absolutely spectacular in a 49-save performance.

Magog, which was looking to become just the seventh team to go a perfect 7-0, carried the play early, outshooting the Young Nationals 18-7 in the first period, but Gray kept the game scoreless for much of the opening frame.

The Cantonniers finally solved the netminder with 1:19 left in the first when Justin Robidas – who finished with a tournament-leading 13 points – deposited an Isaac Belliveau rebound in close for a 1-0 lead.

They held the Toronto offence at bay for most of the second period, holding the Young Nationals to single digits in shots on goal until the 12-minute mark of the middle stanza.

But Gray was up to the task again, keeping it a one-goal game with 14 saves in the period.

His team finally rewarded him with a goal six minutes into the third period; Joshua Sinanan won a face-off back to Thomas Harbour, and his quick shot snuck under the arm of Adam to even things up at 1-1.

Toronto actually held a 20-18 edge in shots on from the start of the final frame on, but Gray and Adam went save for save until Martino put an end to the proceedings early in the second extra period.

Not surprisingly, Adam (.954) and Gray (.947) finished one-two in save percentage among goaltenders who played more than two games.

The Cantonniers are the fourth team to lose in the gold medal game in back-to-back years, joining the 1982-83 Gouverneurs de Sainte-Foy, 1994-95 Red Deer Chiefs and 2014-15 Grenadiers de Châteauguay, who, ironically, lost their second final to the Young Nationals.

The loss also extends Quebec’s national title drought to 18 years despite appearing in six of the last eight gold medal games.

The 2020 TELUS Cup will be hosted by the Gaulois de Saint-Hyacinthe of the Ligue de hockey midget AAA du Québec.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jérémy Lapointe
Holding (2:00)
10:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Russell Cocca
Hit to the Head (2:00)
13:24
GOAL
Goal: Justin Robidas

Assists: Alexandre Doucet, Isaac Belliveau
18:41
2nd Period
No Scoring
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Thomas Harbour

Assists: Joshua Sinanan
06:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Olivier Picard
Hit to the Head (2:00)
15:54
Overtime
No Scoring
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Joseph Martino

Assists: Elias Cohen, Joshua Currie
01:31

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
James Gray TOR 71 50 49 1 0.980
Olivier Adam MAG 71 32 30 2 0.938

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 1 W @ Cantonniers de MagogMAG
Apr 28, 2019
1 - 2 L vs. Toronto Young NationalsTOR
Apr 28, 2019
4 - 2 W vs. Calgary BuffaloesCGY
Apr 27, 2019
4 - 2 W vs. Tisdale TrojansTIS
Apr 27, 2019
4 - 2 W @ Tisdale TrojansTIS
Apr 26, 2019
3 - 0 W vs. Thunder Bay KingsTBK
Apr 26, 2019
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2018 TELUS Cup: NDH 3 – TOR 2 (Semifinal)
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