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Road to the TELUS Cup: Great North Midget League
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February 13, 2012
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PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS
1) Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves vs. 8) Kirkland Lake Legion 87’s
2) Sault Ste. Marie North Stars vs. 7) North Bay Trappers
3) Kapuskasing Flyers vs. 6) Timmins Majors
4) Nickel City Sons vs. 5) New Liskeard Cubs

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-T)
Sudbury – 57 points (28-5-1)
Sault Ste. Marie – 57 points (27-4-3)
Kapuskasing – 52 points (25-7-2)
Nickel City – 46 points (22-10-2)
New Liskeard – 29 points (14-19-1)
Timmins – 26 points (11-19-4)
North Bay – 21 points (9-22-3)
Kirkland Lake – 1 point (0-33-1)

LEADING SCORERS
Marc Dube (Kapuskasing) – 33G 48A 81P
Ryan Vendramin (Sault Ste. Marie) – 30G 51A 81P
Anthony Stefano (Sault Ste. Marie) – 30G 40A 70P
Michael Amadio (Sault Ste. Marie) – 32G 30A 62P
Devin Shell (Sault Ste. Marie) – 17G 40A 57P

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE
Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves (2008 – gold)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES (since 1984)
13 (1984 (host), 1987, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998 (host), 1999, 2002, 2003, 2003 (host), 2007, 2008)

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
2008 (Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
2 (1984, North Bay Pinehill; 2008, Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves)

TOP REGULAR SEASON TEAM – SUDBURY NICKEL CAPITAL WOLVES
After an uncharacteristic seventh-place finish in 2010-11, the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves returned to the top of the Great North Midget League heap this season, finishing tied with the Sault Ste. Marie North Stars at 57 points but claiming top spot by virtue of one more victory (28 to 27), thanks in large part to a 5-1 head-to-head record against the North Stars. While no offensive player stood out – Brandon Jones (12th with 47 points) and Connor Burgess (13th with 45 points) were the only Wolves to crack the top 25 in GNML scoring – Sudbury still finished second in the league in goals scored, and goaltender Andrew Lefebvre’s league-leading 1.99 GAA helped the 2008 national champions to the second-best goals against total.


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