Road to the RBC Cup
Maritime Hockey League
Jason La Rose
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March 17, 2016
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PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS

North Division
1) Truro Bearcats vs. 4) South Shore Lumberjacks
2) Valley Wildcats vs. 3) Pictou County Crushers

South Division
1) Summerside Western Capitals vs. 4) Campbellton Tigers
2) Woodstock Slammers vs. 3) Dieppe Commandos

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-OTL)

North Division
Truro – 58 points (25-15-8)
Valley – 57 points (26-17-5)
Pictou County – 55 points (25-18-5)
South Shore – 51 points (24-21-3)
Amherst – 36 points (17-29-2)
Yarmouth – 26 points (13-35-0)

South Division
Summerside – 70 points (34-12-2)
Woodstock – 70 points (32-10-6)
Dieppe – 67 points (33-14-1)
Campbellton – 55 points (23-16-9)
Miramichi – 54 points (26-20-2)
St. Stephen County – 22 points (10-36-2)

LEADING SCORERS

Thomas Stavert (Summerside) – 41G 56A 97P
Noah Zilbert (Woodstock) – 28G 56A 84P
Blaize Bridges (Summerside) – 26G 51A 77P
Cody Drover (Dieppe) – 31G 45A 76P
Mathieu Newcomb (Dieppe) – 27G 46A 73

LEADING GOALTENDERS

Benjamin Patt (Woodstock) – 13-6-0, 2.15 GAA, .932 SV%, 1 SO
Adrian Clark (South Shore) – 9-11-0, 2.38 GAA, .920 SV%, 3 SO
Jacob Fancy (Truro) – 19-17-0, 2.40 GAA, .931 SV%, 5 SO
Zachary Fortin (Woodstock) – 11-7-0, 2.51 GAA, .926 SV%, 4 SO
Bailey Stephens (South Shore) – 12-8-0, 2.62 GAA, .910 SV%, 3 SO

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE

2013 (Summerside Western Capitals – runners-up & Truro Bearcats – fifth place)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES

27 (2013, 2013 (host), 2012, 2009, 2008, 2003 (host), 2002 (host), 1999, 1997 (host), 1996, 1994, 1993, 1993 (host), 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1989 (host), 1988, 1987, 1986, 1986 (host), 1985, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1971)

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

2002 (Halifax Oland Exports)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2 (2002, Halifax Oland Exports; 1997, Summerside Western Capitals)

TOP REGULAR SEASON TEAM – SUMMERSIDE WESTERN CAPITALS

The race for first place in the Maritime Hockey League went down to the final weekend, with the Summerside Western Capitals outlasting the Woodstock Slammers thanks to an overtime win in their season finale; the Capitals and Slammers finished even on points, but Summerside earned the regular-season title with two more wins (34-32). The Capitals went from out of the playoffs in 2014-15 to top spot on the back of a league-leading offence (their 207 goals were tied with Dieppe for most in the MHL) a 19-5 record on home ice, and the league’s best power play (26.5%). It was a two-man show up front for Summerside; MHL MVP Thomas Stavert (41-56—97) and Blaize Bridges (26-51—77) finished first and third, respectively, in league scoring, and were 34 points ahead of any other Capitals skater. Summerside finished in the middle-of-the-pack defensively, allowing 150 goals (sixth out of 12 MHL teams), with goaltender Matt Williams carrying the load; Williams led the league in wins (22) and finished second among goaltenders in minutes played (1947:11).

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

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

   
Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
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