2012 Telus Cup
|Dates||April 23–29, 2012|
|Venue(s)||Leduc Recreation Centre in Leduc, AB|
|Champions||Red Deer Optimist Rebels|
|Runner-up||Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin|
|Third place||Saskatoon Contacts|
|Scoring leader(s)||Laurent Dauphin (11G 7A 18P)|
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.
|Red Deer Optimist Rebels||Pacific||Red Deer, AB|
|Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin||Québec||Saint-Jacques, QC|
|Saskatoon Contacts||West||Saskatoon, SK|
|4||Leduc Oil Kings||Host||Leduc, AB|
|5||Moncton Flyers||Atlantic||Moncton, NB|
|6||Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves||Central||Sudbury, ON|
Monday, April 23
Tuesday, April 24
Wednesday, April 25
Thursday, April 26
Friday, April 27
Saturday, April 28
- Red Deer 2 - Saskatoon 0
- Collège Esther-Blondin 8 - Leduc 2
Bronze medal game
Sunday, April 29
- Saskatoon 3 - Leduc 2
Gold medal game
Sunday, April 29, 2012
- Red Deer 6 - Collège Esther-Blondin 5 (2OT)
- Most Valuable Player: Laurent Dauphin (Collège Esther-Blondin)
- Top Scorer: Laurent Dauphin (Collège Esther-Blondin)
- Top Forward: Daniel Audette (Collège Esther-Blondin)
- Top Defenceman: Joel Topping (Red Deer)
- Top Goaltender: Dasan Sydora (Red Deer)
- Most Sportsmanlike Player: Kord Pankewicz (Leduc)
- Esso Scholarship: Bryn MacNab (Saskatoon)
Road to the Telus Cup
- Ligue de Hockey Midget AAA du Quebec Championship held March 23 - April 14, 2012 at Multi Glace De Lachenaie and PEPS in Quebec
|1||Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin||LHMAAAQ||4-1||21||13|
|2||Le Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François||LHMAAAQ||1-4||13||21|
- Collège Esther-Blondin wins the series 4-1 and advances to Telus Cup
Playoff held April 6–8, 2012 at Red Deer Arena in Red Deer, Alberta.
|1||Red Deer Optimist Rebels||AMHL||2-0||5||3|
|2||Vancouver Northwest Giants||BCMML||0-2||3||5|
- Red Deer wins series 2-0 and advances to Telus Cup
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