SELKIRK, Man. - The Winnipeg Thrashers' round-robin winning streak is alive and well at the Telus Cup after Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Calgary Buffaloes.
Cam Hildebrand scored late in the second period and picked up the eventual game-winner with a shorthanded goal late in the third as the Thrashers moved to 3-0 - and the only perfect record and the national midget championship.
Nolan Zajac and Michael Hay added two goals each for the Thrashers. Matt Glowa added three assists to the win.
Chris Collins notched a hat trick for the Buffaloes (1-1-1), who led 4-2 midway through the game before Winnipeg came back with four unanswered goals.
Elsewhere at the Telus Cup it was: Notre Dame 11 Moncton 3; and Hamilton 2 Laval-Bourassa 2.
Brandon McLean and Ryon Moser also scored for Calgary, who pulled to within a goal on Collins third marker with 52 seconds left but could not complete a comeback of their own.
The win clinches a semifinal berth for the Thrashers, who face unbeaten Notre Dame in on Thursday, while the Buffaloes will also look to book a spot of their own in the next round when they face Laval-Bourassa.
Hounds 11 Flyers 3
Jesse Pauls scored three goals and added an assist in 17 minutes and 21 seconds of play as Notre Dame trounced Moncton.
The Notre Dame defenceman scored three times all on the power play and added a helper, all before the 18-minute mark of the first period, and notched his fourth goal in the game in the third.
Lucas Froese added two goals and two assists, while Brent Benson had three assists. Trevor Cameron, Francis Menard, with two, Zach Hodder and Ben Gamache also scored for Notre Dame (2-0-1).
At 0-3, the Atlantic Region representatives are seeing their semifinal hopes disappearing with just two games remaining.
Rousseau Sports 2 Reps 2
Antony Courcelles scored with 3.2 seconds remaining as Laval-Bourassa fought back to tie the Hamilton Reps.
Courcelles goal came on the 12th power play of the game for the Rousseau Sports, and allowed them to pick up the all-important single point. Sitting at 1-1-1 through three games, Laval-Bourassa remains very much in the hunt for a semifinal berth.
Michael Ortika also scored for Laval-Bourassa.
Andrew Radjenovic scored both goals for the Reps (0-2-1), who almost pulled off the win despite penalty troubles.