2001 National Midget Championship

2000-2001 SEASON

The Beardy's Blackhawks finished the regular season with a record of 26 wins 13 losses and 5 ties for 57 points which placed the team in second place out of the 12 teams in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League.

The team finished the last month of the regular season with 9 wins and 1 loss. They then went through the Saskatchewan play-offs with a record of 9 wins and 2 losses.

The next step was the Western Regionals in Moose Jaw where they went a perfect 4-0. Therefore since February 1st the Blackhawks have a record of 22 wins and 3 losses. The overall record for the team during the 2000-2001 hockey season (including tournaments) is 50 wins, 18 losses, and 5 ties. This is the team's first time to the Air Canada Cup.

The Blackhawks were the 2000 Ice Mania Tournament Champions in Prince Albert, Sask. And finished 4th at the 2000-2001 Mac's Tournament in Calgary.

2000-2001 AWARD WINNERS:

Matt Bergen
Sask. Midget AAA Hockey League Chuck Herriot Memorial Award for Dedication both on and off the ice.
Mac's International Midget Tournament, 2nd Team All-Star Defenceman

Jonathan Krahn
Sask. Midget AAA Hockey League Goaltender of the Year and 2nd Team All-Star
Air Canada Cup Western Regional Most Valuable Player, Top Goaltender and Most Dedicated Player

Chad Klassen
Mac's International Midget Tournament, Most Sportsmanlike Player and 1st Team All-Star Forward
Sask. Midget AAA Hockey League 2nd Team All-Star

Justin Cruse
Sask. Midget AAA Hockey League 2nd Team All-Star Defenceman

Brent Gardipy
Air Canada Cup Western Regional Top Defenceman Award

Gary Houseman
Air Canada Cup Western Regional Top Forward Award and Top Scorer
Ice Mania Tournament Most Valuable Player Award


Players born in 1983 - 8
Players born in 1984 - 8
Players born in 1985 - 3

14 of these players are listed in the Western Hockey League and 17 are listed in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

Head Coach - Dale Grayston

The Beardy's Blackhawks Head Coach is Dale Grayston and is finishing his 4th season with the team. Dale was the 1999-2000 Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League Coach of the Year and received the Top Coach Award at the 1999-2000 Mac's International Midget Tournament. The berth in the Air Canada Cup Championship is the high point in the six year history of the Beardy's Blackhawks organization with the low point being five years ago when the Blackhawks finished with 2 wins in their 44 game schedule.


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Jeff Beck Manager, Marketing Services and Events | Responsable, événements spéciaux et internationaux