Road to the 2017 RBC Cup
Superior International Junior Hockey League
Jason La Rose
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March 21, 2017
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PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS
4) Thief River Falls Norskies vs. 5) Fort Frances Lakers

1) Dryden Ice Dogs vs. winner of TRF-FFL
2) Thunder Bay North Stars vs. 3) English River Miners

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-OTL)
Dryden – 94 points (45-7-4)
Thunder Bay – 68 points (31-19-6)
English River – 66 points (31-21-4)
Thief River Falls – 65 points (30-21-5)
Fort Frances – 55 points (24-25-7)
Minnesota – 17 points (7-46-3)

LEADING SCORERS
Braeden Allkins (Dryden) – 53G 44A 97P
Jacen Bracko (Dryden) – 41G 40A 81P
Braedyn Aubin (Dryden) – 29G 51A 80P
Jared Virtanen (Fort Frances) – 22G 52A 74P
Sidney Gladue (English River) – 27G 42A 69P

LEADING GOALTENDERS
Patrick Zubick (Dryden) – 21-4-3, 2.30 GAA, .931 SV%, 1 SO
Ben Dennis (Dryden) – 22-0-1, 2.64 GAA, .919 SV%, 0 SO
Michael Lenko (English River) – 22-14-2, 2.87 GAA, .920 SV%, 1 SO
Nathaniel Dupuis (Thunder Bay) – 15-7-4, 3.08 GAA, .903 SV%, 2 SO
Brandon Bodnar (Fort Frances) – 10-10-4, 3.08 GAA, .912 SV%, 1 SO

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE
2013 (Minnesota Wilderness – fourth place)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES
2 (2013, 2006)

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
none (best finish: fourth place – Minnesota Wilderness, 2013; Fort William North Stars, 2006)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
none

TOP REGULAR SEASON TEAM – DRYDEN ICE DOGS
A season-ending 12-game winning streak was icing on the cake for the Dryden Ice Dogs, who lapped the field in the SIJHL to win the regular-season title for the first time since 2008. The Ice Dogs were dominant in every facet of the game, finishing with a massive 26-point advantage on second-place Thunder Bay. Dryden scored 297 goals (77 more than anyone else) and allowed just 148 (35 fewer than anyone else). Its 27.5% success rate on the power play was far and away the best in the league, as was its 82.8% mark on the penalty kill, and it scored 22 times shorthanded. Braeden Allkins (53-44—97), Jacen Bracko (41-40—81) and Braedyn Aubin (29-51—80) were one-two-three in SIJHL scoring, leading five Ice Dogs in the top nine. At the back end, Patrick Zubick and Ben Dennis shared the goaltending duties; Zubick topped the league in goals-against average (2.30) and save percentage (.930), while Dennis was No. 2 in GAA and co-led in wins (22) without a regulation loss on his record.

For more information:

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