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Then There Were 6: TELUS Cup 2024

Updated 10:15 a.m. EDT April 29

The eyes of Canadian hockey looked to opposite ends of the country starting on Sunday, April 21, as the Hockey Canada U18 Club National Championships got underway.

First, we turned to the West as the puck dropped April 21 on the Esso Cup, a six-team tournament that determines the Canada Women's U18 AAA national championship. Then, on April 22, play begian at the TELUS Cup, which crowns the Boys U18 AAA national champs, in Nova Scotia.

Five Canadian regional champions joined the host Sydney Rush to compete for Canada’s Men’s U18 National Club Championship at the TELUS Cup, April 22-28 at the Membertou Sport & Wellness Centre in Nova Scotia.

The LHM18AAAQ (Quebec) champions advanced directly to the TELUS Cup as Quebec representatives, while the other automatic-bid spots were filled by the champions of the Pacific, West, Central and Atlantic regions.


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This year's TELUS CUP featured five of Canada's top-50 teams along with the host Sydney rush, according to the latest MHR Canada Boys U18 AAA rankings. Congratulations to the teams that that competed in the TELUS Cup (Canada rankings as of April 17):


Final Standings

#7 Magog Cantonniers (Quebec) - 5-0-0, 15 pts

#3 Calgary Buffaloes (Pacific) - 3-2-0, 10 pts (OT L)

#21 Brandon Wheat Kings (West) - 3-2-0, 9 pts

#47 Markham Waxers (Central) - 3-2-0, 8 pts (OT W)

#32 Kensington Wild (Atlatnic) - 1-4-0, 3 pts

#131 Sydney Rush (Host) - 0-5-0, 0 pts


2024 TELUS Cup Award Winners

MVP - Gabriel Courchesne, Magog Cantonniers

Best Forward - Antoine Boudreau, Magog Cantonniers

Best Defender - Liam O'Neill, Calgary Buffaloes

Best Goaltender - Kyan Labbé, Magog Cantonniers

Most Sportsmanlike - Brady Turko, Brandon Wheat Kings


2024 TELUS Cup Schedule & Results

All times Eastern. Games played at the Membertou Sport & Wellness Centre in Membertou, Nova Scotia.


Monday, April 22

10:00 a.m. - #47 Markham Waxers (7), #32 Kensington Wild (6)

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Markham stromed to a 7-3 lead after two periods but had to hold off a furious Kensington third-period rally in a wild tournament-opening victory that featured 81 total shots on goal. Ethan Dickson scored twice for Kensington in the opening two minutes of the third period before Derek Andrews cut the martin to one five minutes later. Goalie Eamon Callaghan and the Markham defense stood tall the rest of the way, however, and the Waxers pulled out the win. Dickson finished with a hat trick and a helper for the Wild, while Markha was late by Tate Collins, who recorded two goals and an assist. Philip Govedaris and Ryan Piggott each added 1-1-2 for the victors. Andrews and Luke Inman had two points apiece for the Wild. 


2:00 p.m. - #7 Magog Cantonniers (5), #21 Brandon Wheat Kings (1)

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Magog scored the first three goals, but Brandon cut the margin to 3-1 early in the third period before Antoine Boudreau and Anthony Morin provided insturance for the Wheat Kings. Kyan Labbé made 26 saves to earn the win in goal for the Cantonniers, and Morin tallied a pair of goals. Gabriel Courchesne and Boudreau each added 1-1-2 for the victors, while Brady Turko scored the lone Brandon goal. 


6:00 p.m. - #131 Sydney Rush (0), #3 Calgary Buffaloes (12)

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Calgary treated the hosts rudely, scoring five first-period goals and cruising to the shutout win, with goalie Colten Scott making 18 saves as his team piled up a 44-18 shots advantage. Caleb Matthes and Rhys Jamieson had four goals apiece for the winning side, with Liam O'Neill dishing out three assists. 

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Tuesday, April 23

10:00 a.m. - #7 Magog Cantonniers (6), #47 Markham Waxers (1)

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The game was tied at 1 late in the first period when Philip Govedaris scored for Markham, but the Cantonniers went on a three-goal second-period run to take control and then added a pair of third period goals to close it out. Simon-Xavier Cyr scored twice for the winners, with Antoine Boudreau dishing out three ehlpers and Gabriel Courchesne contributing 1-1-2. Winning goalie Kyan Labbé made 27 saves. 


2:00 p.m. - #3 Calgary Buffaloes (4), #32 Kensington Wild (1)

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Trailing 1-0 after the first period, Kensington tied it up on a goal by Ethan Dickson, but Calgary would score three times over the next 16 minutes to take control heading into what would be a scoreless third period. Kael Svenson made 25 saves to earn the win in goal over his counterpart George Gallant, who stopped 38 shots. Caleb Matthews handed out three assists for the winning side, with Talen Lewis, Keiran Kelly, Rhys Jamieson and Tyson Murray supplying the goals. 


6:00 p.m. - #21 Brandon Wheat Kings (7), #131 Sydney Rush (4)

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These two teams expoided for five goals in the opening 20 minutes and played a scoreless second period before Brandon ran away with it by scoring five times in the final frame. Josh McGregor, Nolan Saunderson and Ethan Stewart each had a goal and an assist for the Wheat Kings, while Rory Pilling scored twice and Braylan Fitzgerald and Brody Ford each notched two points for the hosts. Matthew Michta made 29 saves to pick up the win in net. 

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Wednesday, April 24

10:00 a.m. - #3 Calgary Buffaloes (4), #47 Markham Waxers (5) OT

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The Waxers scored twice in the third period to rally from a two-goal deficit, tying the game with 9:19 left on a goal by Matthew Johnson, and needed just 1:48 of the extra session to win in. Lucas Manikis completed the comeback, with assists going to Nathaniel Adams and Ayden Burt, as Markham pulled off the big upset on Day 3. Burt had two goals and an assist for the winners, Manikis added 1-1-2 and Adams finished with a pair of helpers. Liam O'Neill, Diego Cazac and Tyson Murray each recorded a goal an an assist for Calgary. Eadan McParland was the winning goalie with 28 saves. 


2:00 p.m. - #21 Brandon Wheat Kings (2), #32 Kensington Wild (1)

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Brandon outshot Kinsington, 39-28, but goaltender George Gallant gave his team a chance by making 37 saves. The Wheat Kings led, 2-1, heading into the final 20 minutes, but Gallant's counterpart Burke Hood held off the Wild, finishing with 27 saves to help his team earn the victory. Declan Hoad's goal with 5:45 left in the second period gave Brandon a 2-1 lead and held up as the game-winner. Easton Odut also scored for the winners, while Isaac Taweel had the lone Wild goal. 


6:00 p.m. - #7 Magog Cantonniers (9), #131 Sydney Rush (5)

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The hosts put some pucks in the net and fought to the end, scoring three times in the third period, but it was not enough to overcome Magog's seven goals in the first two periods. Cohen MacIsaac scored for Sydney to the the game at one 6:36 into the game, but it was all Contonniers for the next 33 minutes. Gabriel Courchesne scored twice during Magog's six-goal run, with Anroine Boudreau contributing a goal and three assists in that span. Courchesne also assisted on one of Boudreau's tallies and on the first goal of the game by Charles-Antoine Adam. Courchesne complete his hat tirck in the third period, with Adam picking up his second helper of the game. Noah Tanner, MacIsaac and Malcom MacDonald each had a goal and an assist for the hosts. 

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Thursday, April 25

10:00 a.m. - #3 Calgary Buffaloes (3), #21 Brandon Wheat Kings (1)

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The Wheat Kings led, 1-0, after the opening 20 minutes, but Calgary scored the next three goals, with Cooper Williams's short-handed empty-net goal providing the insurance with 3:04 left in the game. Jackson Schneider tied the game 9:09 in to the second period, and Tyson Murray's short-handed tally 7:30 later proved to be the game-winner. Kael Svenson made 23 saves to earn the win in goal. Brandon's Burke Hoold also had 23 saves, and Brady Turko had the lone Wheat Kings goal. 


2:00 p.m. - #7 Magog Cantonniers (3), #32 Kensington Wild (2)

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Gabriel Courchesne remained red hot. scoring the game-winning goal at 3:36 of the third period as Magog rallied from a 1-0 first-perod deficit to record an important win. Michael Aresnault scored with 2:55 left to pull Kensington within a goal, but winning netminder Kyan Labbé held them off the rest of the way, finishing with 34 saves. Wild goalie George Gallant kept his team in it again with 47 saves of his own. Courchesne finished with a goal and an assist, with Charles-Antoine Adam and Édouard Leblanc also scoring. 


6:00 p.m. - #47 Markham Waxers (9), #131 Sydney Rush (2)

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It was a tough evening for the hosts as they fell behind, 8-0, before rallying for a pair of third-period goals. Markham led, 6-0, through two periods. Tate Collins had a goal and four assists for the winners, with Philip Govedaris adding 2-1-3 and Matthew Johnson contributing 1-2-3. Winning goalie Eamon Callaghan had 15 saves and also picked up an assist. Kayden Robitaille and Brady Matheson scored for Sydney. 

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Friday, April 26

10:00 a.m. - #3 Calgary Buffaloes (4), #7 Magog Cantonniers (0)

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The Cantonniers completed a perfect preliminary round, getting 25 saves from Alexandre Raymond in a shutout win to clinch the top seed in the semifinals. Étienne Maheu scored the last two goals to salt the game away for Magog after Zack Hansford and Mavrik Dhuaime had staked their team to a 2-0 lead in the game's opening 22 minutes. Mavrik Duhaime added a goal and an assist for the winners, while Colgen Scott had 27 saves for the Buffaloes, who finished as the second seed. 


2:00 p.m. - #21 Brandon Wheat Kings (7), #47 Markham Waxers (4)

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Brandon broke open a close game by scoring three times in the final 20 minutes to earn the third seed in the semfinals and relegate the Waxers to fourth in a contest that featured 82 total shots on goal. Markham scored twice in the opening 5:51 of the game to set the tone, with both of those goals coming from Mason Cruzet 13 seconds apart, but Brady Turko and Nolan Saunderson scored for the Wheat Kinds to even things up after the first period. Brandon led, 4-3, entering the final frame. Jaxon Jacobson scored 1:16 into the third period, and the Wheat Kings rolled from there. Turko finished the scoring out with his second of the game, and Easton Odut also had a pair of goals for the winners. 


6:00 p.m. - #32 Kensington Wild (12), #131 Sydney Rush (2)

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Atlantic Region-rival Kensington treated the hosts rudely to earn their first victory of the tournament and keep Sydney winless. The Wild piled up and 8-1 lead after two periods and scored four more times in the final 20 minutes while compling a 59-29 shots advantage. Ethan Dickson had four goals and four assists for the winners, with Derek Andrews adding a goal and four assists and Liam Arsenault contributing 2-1-3. Keegan O'Neill and Ryan Mackinnon scored for the rush. George Gallant stopped 27 shots to earn the win in goal. 

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Saturday, April 27

1:00 p.m. - #47 Markham Waxers (3), #7 Magog Cantonniers (7)

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Apparently when Mason Cruzet and Kyle Butt scored 18 seconds apart to give Markham a 2-1 lead early in the second period, it was the wakeup call the Cantonniers needed. Gabriel Courchese responded with a goal 25 seconds later, starting a spree of four-straight Magog tallies over the next 24 minutes that would prove to be the difference as the Cantonniers advanced to the gold-medal game. Courchesne scored two of those four goals and capped his hat trick with three minutes left in the game. Maverik Duhaime added a goal and an assist for Magog, with Alexis Toussaint dishing out a pair of assists. Kyan Labbé stopped 29 shots to earn the win in goal, while Philip Govedaris notched a goal and an assist for the Waxers. 


5:00 p.m. - #21 Brandon Wheat Kings (4), 3 Calgary Buffaloes (1)

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The Wheat Kings broke a 1-1 tie in the second period, scoring the game's final three goals to advance to the gold-medal game. Brayden Gourley opened the scoring for Calgary 42 seconds into the game, but Brady Turko responded with the next two gaols as Brandon took a 2-1 lead it would never relinquish. Turko capped his hat-trick performance with an empty-net goal in the final two minutes, and Easton Odut scored Brandon's other goal. Turko also assisted on Odut's tally to factor into all of his team's goals. Burke Hood stopped 35 shots to earn the win in goal, while his counterpart Kael Svenson made 39 saves. 

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Sunday, April 28 - Bronze Medal Game

12:00 p.m. - #3 Calgary Buffaloes (4), #47 Markham Waxers (3) SO

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Christian Stephanson's shorthanded goal with 5:49 left in the third period forced overtime, and Calgary goalie Kael Svenson thwarted all four Markham shootout attemps as the Buffaloes captured the bronze medal. Svenson finished 36 saves, while Stephanson led the offensive attack with a goal and an assist. Cooper Williams handed out two helpers for the winners, and Diego Cazac and Brayden Gourley had the other Calgary goals. Ryann Piggott potted a pair of markers for the Waxers. 


Sunday, April 28 - Gold Medal Game 

4:00 p.m. - #21 Brandon Wheat Kings (1), #7 Magog Cantonniers (4)

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Simon-Xavier Cyr opened the scoring for Magog at 11:58 of the first period, but Easton Odut tied it for the Wheat Kings less than three minutes later. From there on out, however, it was the Cantonniers' day. Tournament MVP Gabriel Courchesne netted the eventual game-winner with 2:23 left in the opening period, with Marc-Olivier Proteau and Antoine Boudreau adding second-period markers for the champs. Proteau and Boudreau each finished with a goal and two assists, while Xavier-Cyr added 1-1-2 and winning netminder Kya Labbé made 19 saves. Labbe was named the best goalie of the tournament, and Boudreau was tabbed as the best forward. 

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