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Road to the TELUS Cup: West Regional
April 3, 2013
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RECENT CHAMPIONS (TELUS CUP FINISH)
2012 – Saskatoon Contacts (bronze medal)
2011 – Winnipeg Thrashers (gold medal)
2010 – Notre Dame Hounds (gold medal)
2009 – Notre Dame Hounds (gold medal)
2008 – Winnipeg Thrashers (silver medal)

KENORA THISTLES
HNO CHAMPIONS/HOST

Regular Season Record: 15-12-6 (6th in MMAAAHL)
Goals For: 138
Goals Against: 124
Leading Scorer: Evan Mignault (12G 24A 36P)

Playoff Record: 4-5 (2-4 in MMAAAHL, 2-1 in HNO)
Goals For: 21
Goals Against: 27
Leading Scorer: Brent Aiken (3G 3A 6P)

ROAD TO THE WEST REGIONAL
MMAAAHL preliminary round: defeated Eastman 2-1 (2-1 OT, 1-4, 4-1)
MMAAAHL quarter-final: lost to Brandon 3-0 (0-5, 2-4, 3-4 2OT)
HNO championship: defeated Thunder Bay 2-1 (4-2, 2-5, 3-1)

Last National Championship Appearance: none
Total National Championship Appearances: none

SASKATOON CONTACTS
SMAAAHL CHAMPIONS

Regular Season Record: 28-8-7-1 (2nd in SMAAAHL)
Goals For: 197
Goals Against: 120
Leading Scorer: Vukie Mpofu (31G 40A 71P)

Playoff Record: 9-2
Goals For: 33
Goals Against: 21
Leading Scorer: Kade Kehoe (8G 2A 10P)

ROAD TO THE WEST REGIONAL
Quarter-final: defeated Battlefords 3-0 (5-3, 2-1, 4-1)
Semifinal: defeated Regina 3-0 (1-0, 3-2 2OT, 2-0)
SMAAAHL championship: defeated Prince Albert 3-2 (2-4, 4-1, 4-3, 3-5, 3-1)

Last National Championship Appearance: 2012 (bronze medal)
Total National Championship Appearances: 4 (1998, 2000, 2005, 2012)

THUNDER BAY KINGS
HNO REPRESENTATIVE

Regular Season Record: 31-18-8
Goals For: 203
Goals Against: 150
Leading Scorer: unavailable

Playoff Record: 1-2
Goals For: 8
Goals Against: 9
Leading Scorer: unavailable

ROAD TO THE WEST REGIONAL
HNO championship: lost to Kenora 2-1 (2-4, 5-2, 1-3)

Last National Championship Appearance: 1997 (gold medal)
Total National Championship Appearances: 8 (1975, 1976, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997)

WINNIPEG WILD
MMAAAHL CHAMPIONS

Regular Season Record: 37-5-2 (1st in MMAAAHL)
Goals For: 203
Goals Against: 93
Leading Scorer: Mack Hardy (16G 30A 46P)

Playoff Record: 9-1
Goals For: 52
Goals Against: 19
Leading Scorer: Paul Soubry (8G 5A 13P)

ROAD TO THE WEST REGIONAL
Quarter-final: defeated Norman 3-0 (11-2, 7-1, 10-0)
Semifinal: defeated Pembina Valley 3-0 (5-1, 5-4, 3-2 2OT)
MMAAAHL championship: defeated Winnipeg Thrashers 3-1 (2-3 OT, 1-0, 4-3 OT, 4-3 2OT)

Last National Championship Appearance: none
Total National Championship Appearances: none

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