Road to the TELUS Cup: Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League
March 1, 2013
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PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS
1) Prince Albert Mintos vs. 8) Notre Dame Argos
2) Saskatoon Contacts vs. 7) Battlefords Stars
3) Moose Jaw Generals vs. 6) Saskatoon Blazers
4) Regina Pat Canadians vs. 5) Yorkton Harvest

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-T-OTL)
Prince Albert – 71 points (34-7-3-0)
Saskatoon Contacts – 64 points (28-8-7-1)
Moose Jaw – 57 points (26-13-4-1)
Regina – 56 points (25-13-5-1)
Yorkton – 52 points (22-14-5-3)
Saskatoon Blazers – 47 points (21-18-4-1)
Battlefords – 45 points (19-18-6-1)
Notre Dame Argos – 43 points (20-21-1-2)
Tisdale – 42 points (19-21-3-1)
Notre Dame Hounds – 32 points (14-26-4-0)
Swift Current – 27 points (9-25-7-2)
Beardy’s – 7 points (2-39-1-2)

LEADING SCORERS
Vukie Mpofu (Saskatoon Contacts) – 31G 40A 71P
Kolten Olynek (Saskatoon Contacts) – 31G 38A 69P
Jason Duret (Prince Albert) – 19G 48A 67P
Lance Yaremchuk (Prince Albert) – 38G 25A 63P
Lynnden Pastachak (Yorkton) – 29G 29A 58P

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE 
2012 (Saskatoon Contacts – bronze medal)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES (since 1984) 
22 (1984, 1985 (host), 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 1999 (host), 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012)

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 
2010 (Notre Dame Hounds)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 
13 (1980, Notre Dame Hounds; 1983, Regina Pat Canadians; 1986, Notre Dame Hounds; 1988, Regina Pat Canadians; 1993, Yorkton Mallers; 1994, Regina Pat Canadians; 1999, Regina Pat Canadians; 2002, Tisdale Trojans; 2005, Saskatoon Contacts; 2006, Prince Albert Mintos; 2007, Prince Albert Mintos; 2009, Notre Dame Hounds; 2010, Notre Dame Hounds)

TOP REGULAR SEASON TEAM – PRINCE ALBERT MINTOS
For the second year in a row the Mintos edged out the Saskatoon Contacts for top spot in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League, taking first place in 2012-13 thanks to their top-ranked offence and defence and two wins and a tie in four games against the Contacts. While Prince Albert just edged out Saskatoon for the league lead in goals, scoring 200 compared to 197 for the Contacts, it was the defence that was key – the Mintos allowed just 85 goals, less than two per game, and were 17 goals against better than Regina. Prince Albert’s dominance on ‘D’ showed in its goaltenders’ numbers – Lane Michasiw (1.71) and Tanner Burgardt (2.03) were second and fourth, respectively, in goals-against average, while the two finished three-four in save percentage (.921 and .919) and tied for second in the SMAAAHL with 17 wins apiece. Jason Duret led the scoring race for the Mintos, finishing with 67 points, while Lance Yaremchuk, Bryton Sayers, Justin Boyer and Kylar Hope also cracked the 50-point barrier, giving Prince Albert five of the league’s top 11 scorers.

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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