Road to the 2017 RBC Cup
Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Jason La Rose
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March 10, 2017
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PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS
1) Steinbach Pistons vs. 8) Neepawa Natives
2) Winkler Flyers vs. 7) Virden Oil Capitals
3) OCN Blizzard vs. 6) Winnipeg Blues
4) Selkirk Steelers vs. 5) Portage Terriers

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-OTL)
Steinbach – 99 points (49-10-1)
Winkler – 85 points (41-16-3)
OCN – 82 points (39-17-4)
Selkirk – 81 points (39-18-3)
Portage – 78 points (37-19-4)
Winnipeg – 60 points (27-27-6)
Virden – 60 points (26-26-8)
Neepawa – 48 points (21-33-6)
Swan Valley – 46 points (20-34-6)
Dauphin – 41 points (17-36-7)
Waywayseecappo – 32 points (14-42-4)

LEADING SCORERS
Jeremey Leipsic (Portage) – 33G 67A 100P
Chase Brakel (Portage) – 34G 46A 80P
Mackenzie Graham (Steinbach) – 32G 47A 79P
Bradley Schoonbaert (Steinbach) – 29G 43A 72P
Brandon Stanley (Waywayseecappo) – 24G 47A 71P

LEADING GOALTENDERS
Roman Bengert (Steinbach) – 38-7-0, 2.14 GAA, .926 SV%, 5 SO
Cole Weaver (Winkler) – 24-12-0, 2.49 GAA, .906 SV%, 3 SO
Brett Epp (OCN) – 25-11-0, 2.55 GAA, .921 SV%, 3 SO
Hayden Dola (Selkirk) – 29-15-0, 2.74 GAA, .914 SV%, 5 SO
Kurtis Chapman (Portage) – 8-7-0, 2.94 GAA, .905 SV%, 0 SO

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE
2015 (Portage Terriers – national champions)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES
13 (2015 [host], 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010 [host], 2007, 2005, 2002, 1995, 1992, 1992 [host], 1974, 1973)

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
2015 (Portage Terriers)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
3 (2015, Portage Terriers; 1974, Selkirk Steelers; 1973, Portage Terriers)

TOP REGULAR SEASON TEAM – STEINBACH PISTONS
What didn’t the Steinbach Pistons do well this season? After back-to-back-to-back seasons of playing second fiddle, the Pistons took over the title of best in Manitoba, earning 49 victories in 60 games to comfortably win their first regular-season title. Steinbach came flying out of the gate in the fall, putting up wins in its first 13 games, and never looked back. The Pistons topped the MJHL in goals for (249), goals against (124), power play (22.96%) and penalty killing (89.8%), and were a sparkling 28-2-0 on home ice. Mackenzie Graham and Bradley Schoonbaert were the point-producers up front, taking third and fourth, respectively, in the MJHL scoring race with 70+-point seasons, and leading an offence that had eight 30-point scorers. Roman Bengert backstopped the league’s best defence, finishing No. 1 in goals-against average (2.14) and save percentage (.926) while leading all goaltenders in minutes played (2,743).

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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Meghan Agosta cut the lead in half, but USA overcame Canada 5-1.
2017 U17: CZE 2 – CAN-W 1 (Bronze)
Toman and Teply scored the goals to give the Czechs the bronze medal.
2017 U17: USA 6 – CAN-R 4 (Gold Medal)
Hughes had four points to lead the U.S. to its fifth U17 gold medal.
2017 U17: RUS 5 – FIN 4 (5th Place)
Ilya Safonov and Egor Afansyev had a goal and an assist each, and the Russians earned fifth place.
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