2016 TELUS Cup
With one month gone on the Road to the TELUS Cup, the Saint John Vito’s are proving they’re going to be a competitive host team come next spring, sitting atop the NBPEIMMHL standings behind a good offence, good defence and good special teams.
The Saint John Vito’s may have the shortest path to the 2016 TELUS Cup, since they’ll be the host team for Canada’s National Midget Championship in Quispamsis next April, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a few bumps along the way.
The Government of Canada has pledged $100,000 for infrastructure upgrades ahead of Canada’s National Midget Championship, which will be directed towards press box renovations and improved amp power at the qplex in Quispamsis, N.B.
For the first time since 2002, Canada’s National Midget Championship is headed back to New Brunswick. The NBPEIMMHL’s Saint John Vito’s will play host when Quispamsis, N.B., and the qplex welcome the 2016 TELUS Cup next spring.
The Richmond Hill Coyotes were almost unbeatable in the ETA, running off 29 wins and two ties in their last 31 games, and posting the top-ranked offence and defence to comfortably sit atop the regular-season standings with a 15-point cushion.
The Windsor Jr. Spitfires finished strong for the second consecutive season, closing their schedule with nine wins in a row – and 16 in their last 17 – to edge the Waterloo Wolves and sit atop the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario standings.
The defending TELUS Cup champions, the Toronto Young Nationals, could do no better than third place, finishing nine points behind the North York Rangers, who used the league’s No. 1-ranked offence to secure top spot.
For the past three years, Adam Kingsmill has been a goaltender with the rep teams in Smithers, B.C. From the way he plays you’d never know the 15-year-old lost his right leg when he was two years old. It’s not what defines him as a player.
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