Road to the TELUS Cup
Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League
David Brien
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February 24, 2016
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PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS

1) Eastman Selects vs. 8) Southwest Cougars
2) Winnipeg Wild vs. 7) Kenora Thistles
3) Winnipeg Thrashers vs. 6) Brandon Wheat Kings
4) Yellowhead Chiefs vs. 5) Central Plains Capitals

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-OTL)

Eastman – 83 points (40-1-3)
Winnipeg Wild – 75 points (36-5-3)
Winnipeg Thrashers – 66 points (32-10-2)
Yellowhead – 65 points (29-8-7)
Central Plains – 52 points (23-15-6)
Brandon – 45 points (22-21-1)
Kenora – 44 points (21-21-2)
Southwest – 44 points (20-20-4)
Parkland – 42 points (19-21-4)
Pembina Valley – 22 points (9-31-4)
Interlake – 20 points (10-34-0)
Norman – 9 points (3-38-3)

LEADING SCORERS

Brad Goethals (Eastman) – 41G 33A 74P
Riese Gaber (Parkland) – 22G 39A 61P
Riley Stotts (Winnipeg Wild) – 31G 27A 58P
Nate Hooper (Winnipeg Thrashers) – 19G 38A 57P
Adam Withers (Kenora) – 21G 35A 56P

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE

2011 (Winnipeg Thrashers – gold medal)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES (since 1984)

6 (1991, 1994 (host), 2004, 2008, 2009 (host), 2011)

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

2011 (Winnipeg Thrashers)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2 (2004, Brandon Wheat Kings; 2011, Winnipeg Thrashers)

TOP REGULAR SEASON TEAM – EASTMAN SELECTS

No team had a more dominant 2015-16 season in the Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League than the Eastman Selects, who finished with only a single regulation loss in 44 games played - their last game. Eastman’s 92 goals against were the second-best mark in the league after the Winnipeg Wild’s 83, but its league-leading 230 goals for were 21 more than any other team and included an impressive 17 games in which the team scored six goals or more. The Selects opened the season with a 12-game win streak; after taking its first loss, in a shootout, on Oct. 31, the team went on another win streak, one that lasted 14 games through mid-December. The Selects high- powered offence was led by the MMAAAHL’s top scorer, Brad Goethals, whose 41 goals – including 12 on the power play – and 74 points were all league bests.

For more information:

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

 

Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

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