Broncos prospect wins Telus Cup in triple overtime marathon

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Swift Current Broncos’ prospect Matthew Parsons took part in the longest game in Telus Cup history when he and the Prince Albert Mintos emerged victorious in the championship final on a Dakota Boutin goal with 1:24 remaining in the third overtime period.

Boutin’s goal ended the game after 108:36 as the Mintos defeated Quebec’s Grenadiers de Chateauguay 4-3 to win the National Midget AAA Championship in Moose Jaw. Connor Ingram made 60 saves for the Mintos as the two teams combined for 124 shots on goal Sunday.

Saskatchewan teams have now won the tournament a record 14 times in its 41-year history. The Mintos also won the tournament in 2006 and 2007 and now have a record 21-game undefeated streak at the tournament after finishing 5-0-2 this year.

The Mintos defeated the Okanagen Rockets 6-3 in the semi-final Saturday after topping the six-team round robin with a 3-0-2 record.

Parsons is a 6’1’’ defenseman from Middle Lake. He was drafted by the Broncos in the third round, 56th overall, in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. Parsons finished with one assist and four penalty minutes in seven games at the Telus Cup. He had four assists in eight Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League playoff games after posting seven points in 42 regular season games during his rookie season.

Organizations: Swift Current Broncos, Prince Albert Mintos, WHL SMAAAHL

Geographic location: Swift Current, Moose Jaw, Middle Lake

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