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Road to the TELUS Cup: Vancouver North West Giants
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Pacific Region champions
British Columbia Major Midget League champions

HOW THEY GOT TO ST. JOHN’S

BCMML Playoffs
SF – defeated Greater Vancouver Canadians 2-1 (3-2, 2-3, 4-3)
FINAL – defeated Cariboo Cougars 2-0 (4-3, 6-2)

Pacific Regional
defeated Red Deer Optimist Rebels 2-0 (7-2, 3-1)

REGULAR SEASON

Record – 29-4-7 (1st in BCMML)
Goals For – 195 (2nd in BCMML)
Goals Against – 98 (2nd in BCMML)
Longest Winning Streak – 7 (Sept. 26-Oct. 24)
Top 3 Scorers –

  • Alex Kerfoot – 36G 72A 108P (1st in BCMML)
  • Sam Reinhart – 38G 40A 78P (2nd in BCMML)
  • Jackson Houck – 20G 18A 38P (21st in BCMML)

PLAYOFFS

Record – 6-1
Goals For – 29
Goals Against – 16
Top 3 Scorers –

  • Alex Kerfoot – 7G 10A 17P
  • Sam Reinhart – 9G 5A 14P
  • Joseph Carvalho – 0G 5A 5P

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2007 – Vancouver North West Giants (4th place)
3-4-0 record | 14GF 19GA

PLAYERS TO WATCH

JOSEPH CARVALHO
smooth skater … mobile defenceman … not flashy, but very solid … very good poise with the puck … smart and talented passer … high energy .. competes every shift … solid on his feet

ALEX KERFOOT
gifted playmaker … tremendous vision with the puck … smooth skater … strong acceleration … can make plays off the rush … reads the play well … unselfish with the puck … good vision

SAM REINHART
explosive and talented offensive threat … tremendous vision … quick hands … very agile with the puck … fantastic playmaking abilities … ability to make jaw-dropping plays … uses his teammates well

WHL DRAFTED PLAYERS

Sam Reinhart – Kootenay 2010 (1st round, 15th overall)
Jackson Houck – Vancouver 2010 (3rd round, 57th overall)
Joseph Carvalho – Prince George 2010 (4th round, 73rd overall)
Bo Pellah – Spokane 2010 (6th round, 126th overall)
Mitch Fyffe – Kootenay 2009 (9th round, 189th overall)
Alex Kerfoot – Seattle 2009 (12th round, 254th overall)
Dexter Dancs – Vancouver 2010 (12th round, 255th overall)


For more information:

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

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