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O'Brien scores go-ahead goal as Notre Dame Hounds defend Telus Cup

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LEVIS, Que. - Liam O'Brien scored the go-ahead goal eight minutes into the third period as the Notre Dame Hounds defended their Telus Cup title, beating the Mississauga Reps 3-2 on Sunday.

It's Notre Dame's second-straight Telus Cup and fourth national midget championship overall - tying the Regina Pat Canadiens for most titles all-time.

O'Brien's goal came just under three minutes after Erick Locke scored his second of the game for Mississauga to tie the game.

Marcus Messier gave the Hounds a 2-1 lead earlier in the third period, when his power-play marker beat Reps goalie Malcolm Subban.

Despite the loss, Subban delivered an outstanding performance with a 55-save effort.

Locke opened the scoring midway through the first period with a power-play goal, but tournament MVP Slater Koekkoek tied it up at 3:57 of the second.

Riley Parker made 23 saves in net for the Hounds.

In the bronze-medal game, Zach O'Brien had a hat trick to lead the St. John's Fog Devils to a 5-4 win over the Gaulois du College Antoine-Girouard.

Zach O'Brien scored his goals less than seven minutes apart in the second period, while Marcus Power and Dylan Brake also netted singles for the Fog Devils.

Dominic Beauchemin, Alexandre Lemieux, Sebastien Sylvestre and Guillaume Mollicone each scored for the Gaulois.

Scott Bray stopped 30 of 34 shots for St. John's, while Julien Giroux and Jean-Christophe Roy-Boulet combined for 31 saves at the other end.

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