SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. -- Jody Sick scored twice and added an assist, one of three Red Deer Chiefs with three points, as the Pacific Region champions hammered the Valley Wildcats 8-1 on Thursday afternoon at the 2013 Telus Cup, Canada's national midget hockey championship.
Jacob Schofield and Jordie Lawson each had a goal and two assists for Red Deer (2-1-1), which also got goals from Dustin Gorgi, Colton Bobyk, Kaleb Denham and Rory Davidson in the victory.
Gorgi, Bobyk and Davidson each finished with a goal and an assist.
John Deacon scored the lone goal for Valley (0-4), which was eliminated from semifinal contention with the loss. It's the third consecutive year the Atlantic Region champion has failed to reach the final four.
Sick got the scoring started just 3:45 in, banging in the rebound of a shot from Lawson, but Deacon found a loose puck in the Red Deer crease to bring the Wildcats even 10 minutes later.
The Chiefs got the lead for good with 3.3 seconds left in the first period on Sick's second goal of the opening frame, the first of seven straight goals for the side from Central Alberta.
Schofield made it 3-1 early in the second period, and although Valley kept it close for much of the middle period, goals from Gorgi, Bobyk and Denham in a span of 92 seconds late in the period made it 6-1 after 40 minutes.
Lawson and Davidson added goals in the last half of the third period to round out the scoring.
Matt Zentner got the win in the Red Deer goal, making 18 saves, while Michael Pettet and Justin Ritcey shared the goaltending duties for Valley; Pettet stopped 21 of 27 in the first 40 minutes before giving way to Ritcey, who allowed two goals on 15 shots.
In the second game of the day, Jean-Christophe Bergeron and Marc-Antoine Germain scored in the third period to hand Rousseau Royal de Laval-Montreal a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Jr. 67's.
Germain also scored in the second period for Rousseau Royal (3-1), while Massimo Carozza had a goal in the first.
Geoff Hiebert, Matthew Hudson and Elias Rizk scored for Ottawa (2-2).
In the late game, the host Sault Ste. Marie North Stars and Saskatoon Contacts played to a 1-1 tie.
Brian Kment made 35 saves in net for the North Stars (2-1-1), while Matt Pinder had the lone goal.
Kolten Olynek replied for the Contacts (1-1-2), and Rylan Parenteau stopped 32 shots.