Jr. 67's and Chiefs to meet in Telus Cup final on TSN

The Canadian Press

4/27/2013 11:13:30 PM

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. -- Ryan Kuffner and Matthew Hudson each scored and added an assist Saturday as the Ottawa Jr. 67's advanced to the 2013 Telus Cup final with a 4-1 victory over the Rousseau Royal de Laval-Montreal.

The Jr. 67's are the first team from the nation's capital to appear in the gold-medal game at Canada's national midget hockey championship since the 1978 East Ottawa Voyageurs.

Ottawa will face Red Deer in Sunday's final (TSN, 3pm et/Noon pt) after the Chiefs downed the Saskatoon Contacts 5-1 in the other semi.

Matt Foget and Peter Sigouin had the other goals for Ottawa, while Elias Rizk chipped in with two assists. Simon Hofley made 32 saves to get the win.

Julien Nantel scored for Laval-Montreal, which was held to just one goal after scoring 27 in its previous four games. Alexandre Ducket made 38 stops in the loss.

The Rousseau Royal's loss means Quebec's gold-medal drought at the tournament will reach a record 12 years.

The Jr. 67's came out with jump in the first period, outshooting Laval-Montreal 23-10 in the opening 20 minutes and taking a 2-0 lead on goals from Kuffner and Hudson.

Foget pushed the advantage to 3-0 late in the second on a breakaway and Sigouin made it 4-0 just 26 seconds into the third period, jamming the puck past Duckett to finish a goal-mouth scramble.

Nantel finally got the Rousseau Royal on the board with 7:13 to go in regulation, but that would be the lone puck to beat Hofley, who was named the tournament's top goaltender on Friday.

Red Deer booked its spot in the final thanks in large part to Chris Gerrie, who had two goals and two assists against Saskatoon.

Chase Thudium and Colton Bobyk each added a goal and an assist for the Chiefs, while Jacob Schofield also scored. Matt Zentner made 23 saves to get the win.

Terrell Draude had the only goal for the Contacts, who got 19 stops from Rylan Parenteau.

Laval-Montreal will face Saskatoon for the bronze medal on Sunday morning.