Road to the RBC Cup
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League
Jason La Rose
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March 10, 2016
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PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS

7) La Ronge Ice Wolves vs. 10) Yorkton Terriers
8) Kindersley Klippers vs. 9) Notre Dame Hounds

1) Battlefords North Stars vs. lowest seeded team from preliminary round
2) Melfort Mustangs vs. second-lowest seeded team from preliminary round
3) Weyburn Red Wings vs. 6) Flin Flon Bombers
4) Nipawin Hawks vs. 5) Estevan Bruins

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-OTL)

Finning Division
Battlefords – 90 points (43-11-4)
Kindersley – 53 points (25-30-3)
Notre Dame – 51 points (22-29-7)
Humboldt – 39 points (17-36-5)

Sherwood Division
Melfort – 83 points (39-14-5)
Nipawin – 77 points (36-17-5)
Flin Flon – 72 points (34-20-4)
La Ronge – 60 points (26-24-8)

Viterra Division
Weyburn – 79 points (35-14-9)
Estevan – 73 points (35-20-3)
Yorkton –49 points (20-29-9)
Melville – 35 points (16-39-3)

LEADING SCORERS

Travis Mayan (Melfort) – 46G 47A 93P
Igor Leonenko (Battlefords) – 47G 41A 88P
Alex Smith (Flin Flon) – 32G 52A 84P
Garrett Dunlop (Nipawin) – 31G 49A 80P
Darcy DeRoose (Estevan) – 28G 48A 76P

LEADING GOALTENDERS

Jack Burgart (Weyburn) – 27-16-0, 1.97 GAA, .935 SV%, 3 SO
Taryn Kotchorek (Battlefords) – 15-7-0, 2.02 GAA, .920 SV%, 4 SO
Kristian Stead (Nipawin) – 27-16-0, 2.51 GAA, .912 SV%. 1 SO
Brenden Newton (Flin Flon) – 14-6-0, 2.52 GAA, .922 SV%, 2 SO
Kris Joyce (La Ronge) – 22-27-0, 2.67 GAA, .931 SV%, 1 SO

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE

2015 (Melfort Mustangs – fourth place)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES

30 (2015, 2014, 2012 (host), 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005 (host), 2004, 2003, 2001, 2001 (host), 2000, 1999, 1999 (host), 1998, 1997, 1996, 1996 (host), 1994, 1993, 1991, 1990, 1988, 1987 (host), 1984, 1982, 1981, 1979, 1978, 1977)

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

2014 (Yorkton Terriers)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

10 (2014, Yorkton Terriers; 2008, Humboldt Broncos; 2005, Weyburn Red Wings; 2003, Humboldt Broncos; 1988, Notre Dame Hounds; 1984, Weyburn Red Wings; 1982, Prince Albert Raiders; 1981, Prince Albert Raiders; 1979, Prince Albert Raiders; 1977, Prince Albert Raiders)

TOP REGULAR SEASON TEAM – BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS

The Battlefords North Stars celebrated the 10th anniversary of winning their last SJHL regular-season championship by … winning the SJHL regular-season championship for the first time in 10 years. The North Stars lapped the field in the Finning Division, going a combined 20-0-1 against Humboldt, Kindersley and Notre Dame to finish with a 37-point lead, and it had a seven-point advantage over the defending SJHL champions from Melfort in the overall standings. Battlefords was among the best at both ends of the ice – its 239 goals topped the league, while it was No. 2 with 146 goals against. The North Stars also had the league’s second-best power play, finishing just 0.2 percent behind Yorkton (with 117 more opportunities). Igor Leonenko paced the offence, finishing second in SJHL scoring with 88 points, while Layne Young and Coby Downs also broke the 70-point barrier to put themselves in the top 10. In goal, Tyler Fuhr had seven wins and an overtime loss in nine appearances after joining the North Stars from Estevan at the trade deadline, while Taryn Kotchorek finished with the league’s second-best goals-against average (2.02) and fourth-best save percentage (.920), although he played in just four games after the addition of Fuhr.

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ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
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403-777-4564
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Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
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Hockey Canada
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