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Central Region champions
Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario champions

HOW THEY GOT TO ST. JOHN’S

Alliance Playoffs
QF – defeated Hamilton Reps 3-0 (8-4, 3-0, 4-2)
SF – defeated Windsor Jr. Spitfires 3-0 (5-1, 5-0, 6-2)
FINAL – defeated Waterloo Wolves 4-1-1 (8-5, 4-2, 10-1, 4-5, 6-6, 7-1)

Central Regional
RR – 1st place (defeated Nickel City Sons 11-0, lost to Ottawa Jr. 67’s 2-1, defeated Ottawa Senators 7-1, defeated Oakville Rangers 4-2, defeated Mississauga Rebels 2-0, defeated Waterloo Wolves 3-0)
SF – defeated Nickel City Sons 6-2
FINAL – defeated Ottawa Jr. 67’s 3-1

REGULAR SEASON

Record – 27-5-3 (1st in Alliance)
Goals For – 154 (2nd in Alliance)
Goals Against – 77 (1st in Alliance)
Longest Winning Streak – 7 (Nov. 24-Dec. 12)
Top 3 Scorers –

  • Stuart King – 19G 21A 40P (6th in Alliance)
  • Wyatt Coghill – 11G 20A 31P (12th in Alliance)
  • Ryan Tuffin – 13G 16A 29P (15th in Alliance)

PLAYOFFS

Record – 17-2-1
Goals For – 107
Goals Against – 37
Top 3 Scorers –

  • Mike Mandarelli – 9G 19A 28P
  • Ryan Tuffin – 15G 11A 26P
  • Connor Hogg – 14G 12A 26P

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

First appearance

PLAYERS TO WATCH

STUART KING
sniper … nice touch around the net … reads the play well … displays good anticipation … uses size well … battles for pucks … plays hard every shift … strong skating stride … very good offensive skills

RYAN TUFFIN
smart player … effective two-way forward … bangs and crashes his way to the net … above average shot … nice touch around the net … not afraid to battle for the puck … good offensive skills

CRAIG WOOD
communicates well with defencemen … very good focus on the ice … challenges shooters well … takes up a lot of the net … moves well laterally … very good post to post … looks through screens well

OHL DRAFTED PLAYERS

Justin Tugwell – Oshawa 2010 (6th round, 104th overall)
Craig Wood – Kingston 2010 (7th round, 127th overall)
Stuart King – Sault Ste. Marie 2010 (7th round, 140th overall)
Mitch Davies – Oshawa 2010 (14th round, 164th overall)
Ryan Tuffin – Saginaw 2010 (14th round, 273rd overall)


For more information:

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

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