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Men’s U18 National Club Championship Media Recap - April 25

2023 Men’s U18 National Club Championship – Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., April 24-30

April 25, 2023

Blizzard du Séminaire St-François 7, Pictou County Majors 2

  • A four-goal second period, including three goals on the power play, from the Québec representatives was the difference as Séminaire St-François won its second-straight game.
  • Forward Benjamin Chabot (Québec, Que.) picked up three points (2G, 1A) for the Blizzard.
  • Forward Étienne Dupéré (Québec, Que.) registered two points, including a short-handed goal.

Toronto Jr. Canadiens 7, Calgary Flames 4

  • The Toronto Jr. Canadiens scored five goals on 21 shots in the third period.
  • Forward James Wong (Brampton, Ont.) contributed three points (2G, 1A), including the game-winning goal.
  • Aidan LaRose ( Calgary , Alta. ) scored a pair of goals for the Calgary Flames.

Gaulois de Saint-Hyacinthe 4, Saskatoon Blazers 3

  • Forward Samuel Beauchemin (St-Robert, Que.) contributed three points (2G, 1A), including the game-winning goal, and was named Player of the Game for the Gaulois.
  • Defenseman Noah Laberge (St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que.) registered two points (1G, 1A).
  • Saskatoon goaltender Grayson Malinoski (Saskatoon, Sask.) made 43 saves for the Blazers.

Next Games (Wednesday, April 26):

Calgary Flames vs. Pictou County Majors – 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT

Toronto Jr. Canadiens vs. Saskatoon Blazers – 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT

Gaulois de Saint-Hyacinthe vs. Blizzard du Séminaire St-François – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

All preliminary-round games, as well as both semifinals and the bronze medal game, can be live-streamed at TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast the gold medal game on April 30 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. To download game highlights from the 2023 Men’s U18 National Club Championship, please CLICK HERE .

Quotes :

“We would have liked to have a stronger start, but we are happy we scored when we needed to. It is certainly different facing clubs we are not familiar with. The games do feel pretty physical, but looking at our two games so far, we are confident we have more good hockey to offer. We need to take things one day at a time, but obviously, with the recent result at the regional final, tomorrow’s match-up against our rivals from Saint-Hyacinthe is a source of motivation.”

- Blizzard captain Xavier Veilleux (L'Ancienne-Lorette, Que.) on the team’s second win.

“It was a great team effort from our team today. We talked in the intermission after being down 4-2 after two periods, and we knew we wanted to come out hard to get back into the game. Scoring two goals was a great moment for me, and it was a surreal moment I will never forget. Now we have to keep it going, keep working hard, play as a team and I think things will turn out good for us.”

- Wong on Toronto’s comeback victory.

“We played a good game. Bouncing back from a game like yesterday’s is tough. We started well, and our play was more physical. Saskatoon also had a good start, but we were able to keep our emotions in check and, overall, we are happy with our performance. We told our players that the intensity is only going to ramp up from game to game. We also fed off our home crowd’s energy, which is a good thing for our players to get a feel for that early in the tournament. We are now going to prepare for tomorrow’s game. It always leads to good hockey when we face the [Séminaire St-François Blizzard], because they are very well-balanced team.”

- Gaulois de Saint-Hyacinthe head coach Jean-Philippe Sansfaçon on tonight’s game.

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