ARNPRIOR, Ont. - Mathieu Lecours scored three goals and the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves held on for a 6-4 win over the host Ottawa Valley Titans on Monday at the Telus Cup Canadian midget hockey championship.
Sudbury (1-0) carried a 5-1 lead into the third period, but Ottawa Valley scored three straight goals to make it close. With the score 5-4, Stefan Herrington gave Sudbury some breathing room with a power-play goal, and the Titans (0-1) couldn't recover.
Deven Stillar and Denis Restoule also scored for Sudbury.
Sebastian Goulet, Devin Cobbold, Nathan Siydock and Devon Rice scored for Ottawa Valley.
In other action, the Winnipeg Thrashers blanked the Calgary Buffaloes 3-0 and Seminaire St-Francois Blizzard defeated the Cole Harbour McCains 3-1.
The Thrashers (1-0) improved to 53-1 on the season. Winnipeg rolled to a 49-0 record in Manitoba play, regular season and playoffs, and dropped only a round-robin game to Notre Dame at the West Region championship.
Joel Rewucki turned aside all 18 shots he faced and the Thrashers got goals from Jesse Hall, Cole Pruden and Mark Stone.
Sean Cahill made 26 saves in a losing effort for Calgary (0-1).
The Blizzard (1-0), last year's bronze medallists, had goals from William Cloutier, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc and Tommy Giroux in their tournament-opening win.
Jordan Mock had the lone goal for Cole Harbour, who saw their 11-game winning streak - dating back to the Nova Scotia provincial playoffs - snapped with the loss.