Road to the RBC Cup
Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Jason La Rose
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March 9, 2016
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PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS

7) Swan Valley Stampeders vs. 10) Waywayseecappo Wolverines
8) Selkirk Steelers vs. 9) Dauphin Kings

1) Portage Terriers vs. lowest seeded team from preliminary round
2) Steinbach Pistons vs. second-lowest seeded team from preliminary round
3) Winkler Flyers vs. 6) OCN Blizzard
4) Virden Oil Capitals vs. 5) Winnipeg Blues

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-OTL)

Portage – 106 points (52-6-2)
Steinbach – 95 points (45-10-5)
Winkler – 89 points (42-13-5)
Virden – 76 points (37-21-2)
Winnipeg – 74 points (32-18-10)
OCN – 57 points (27-30-3)
Swan Valley – 53 points (22-29-9)
Selkirk – 52 points (23-31-6)
Dauphin – 48 points (21-33-6)
Waywayseecappo – 37 points (16-39-5)
Neepawa – 28 points (13-45-2)

LEADING SCORERS

Brad Bowles (Portage) – 45G 57A 102P
Logan Harland (OCN) – 39G 56A 95P
Tristan Keck (Winkler) – 39G 44A 83P
Daniel Taillefer (Steinbach) – 22G 59A 81P
Kamerin Nault (Winnipeg) – 37G 39A 76P

LEADING GOALTENDERS

Nathan Park (Portage) – 38-7-0, 1.92 GAA, .922 SV%, 7 SO
Roman Bengert (Steinbach) – 25-8-0, 2.07 GAA, .926 SV%, 3 SO
Josh Bykowski (Portage) – 10-0-0, 2.20 GAA, .918 SV%, 1 SO
Sean Kuehn (Virden) – 29-14-0, 2.22 GAA, .919 SV%, 5 SO
Connor Slipp (Winkler) – 18-5-0, 2.26 GAA, .922 SV%, 2 SO

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE

2015 (Portage Terriers – national champions)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES

13 (2015 [host], 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010 [host], 2007, 2005, 2002, 1995, 1992, 1992 [host], 1974, 1973)

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

2015 (Portage Terriers)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

3 (2015, Portage Terriers; 1974, Selkirk Steelers; 1973, Portage Terriers)

TOP REGULAR SEASON TEAM – PORTAGE TERRIERS

What RBC Cup hangover? Expected to take a step back after becoming the first host team to win Canada’s National Junior A Championship since 2005, the Portage Terriers were almost as good in 2015-16 as they were in their record-setting 2014-15 campaign. Portage won 52 games, just one fewer than the previous season, and their remarkable +153 goal differential was just behind their +165 mark of a year ago. The Terriers put an exclamation point on their season by winning their last 20 games, setting a franchise record. In fact, Portage did not lose in regulation after Dec. 15, a run of 25 games in a row with a point. Portage’s league-leading offence (276 goals) was led by Brad Bowles, who won the MJHL scoring title with 102 points, while twin brother Shawn finished ninth with 65 points, despite playing only 39 games. The brothers joined blue-liners Brett Orr and Dean Stewart as the lone returnees from the RBC Cup-winning team. On the back end, Nathan Park led all goaltenders with a 1.92 goals-against average, 38 wins, and seven shutouts, while Josh Bykowski went unbeaten in his 11 appearances in the Terriers goal.

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
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca
   
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