Halifax’s Liam O’Brien scored at 7:56 of the third period to lift the Notre Dame (Sask.) Hounds to a 3-2 win over the Mississauga (Ont.) Reps yesterday to claim the Telus Cup as Canadian midget AAA hockey champions.

O’Brien, a 15-year-old forward and one of four Nova Scotians ranked as a first-round prospect for June’s QMJHL draft, helped the Wilcox-based school tie a record with four gold medals at the event.

The St. John’s (N.L.) Fog Devils won bronze.