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West Region champions
Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League champions

HOW THEY GOT TO ST. JOHN’S

MMAAAHL Playoffs
QF – defeated Pembina Valley Hawks 3-0 (3-0, 8-1, 4-0)
SF – defeated Brandon Wheat Kings 3-1 (7-2, 1-4, 4-3, 5-3)
FINAL – defeated Southwest Cougars 3-1 (4-3, 3-4, 3-2, 5-1)

West Regional
RR – 1st place (defeated Prince Albert Mintos 3-1, defeated Thunder Bay Kings 6-5, tied Moose Jaw Generals 2-2)
FINAL – defeated Prince Albert Mintos 4-1

REGULAR SEASON

Record – 37-5-2 (1st in MMAAAHL)
Goals For – 230 (2nd in MMAAAHL)
Goals Against – 88 (2nd in MMAAAHL)
Longest Winning Streak – 13 (Jan. 14-Feb. 13)
Top 3 Scorers –

  • Morgan Winchar – 24G 26A 50P (11th in MMAAAHL)
  • Corey Petrash – 25G 20A 45P (14th in MMAAAHL)
  • Tanner Quinn – 18G 27A 45P (15th in MMAAAHL)

PLAYOFFS

Record – 12-2-1
Goals For – 62
Goals Against – 32
Top 3 Scorers –

  • Corey Petrash – 8G 12A 20P
  • Tyler Kauk – 7G 6A 13P
  • Lyrik Friesen – 6G 7A 13P

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2009 – Winnipeg Thrashers (4th place)
4-3-0 record | 27GF 28GA

2008 – Winnipeg Thrashers (silver medal)
6-1-0 record | 31GF 19GA

PLAYERS TO WATCH

TYLER KAUK
continues to improve … good power play quarterback … offensive defenceman … thinks the game very well … reliable lane control against the rush … good skater … good mobility … hard shot

COREY PETRASH
major offensive threat … good puck skills … sees the ice well … knows where his teammates are on the ice … accelerates quickly … drives hard … will not be denied … tremendous leadership

TEAGAN SACHER
very calm … does not get rattled easily … consistently good … challenges shooters well … fills the net … high compete level … stays square to the puck … moves well laterally … quick glove

WHL DRAFTED PLAYERS

Dylan Kuczek – Brandon 2009 (2nd round, 40th overall)
Adam Henry – Lethbridge 2009 (3rd round, 55th overall)
Sean Collins – Medicine Hat 2008 (3rd round, 60th overall)
Brendyn Illchuk – Tri-City 2008 (8th round, 176th overall)
Lyrik Friesen – Brandon 2009 (10th round, 216th overall)


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