Road to the TELUS Cup
Great North Midget League
David Brien
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February 11, 2016
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PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS

3) Sault Ste. Marie Thunderbirds vs. 6) Timmins Majors
4) North Bay Trappers vs. 5) New Liskeard Cubs

BYES:

1) Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves
2) Kapuskasing Flyers

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-OTL)

Sudbury – 50 points (24-8-2)
Kapuskasing – 36 points (17-15-2)
Sault Ste. Marie – 36 points (15-13-6)
North Bay – 33 points (16-17-1)
New Liskeard – 30 points (14-18-2)
Timmins – 28 points (12-18-4)

LEADING SCORERS

Lucas Theriault (Sault Ste. Marie) – 31G 34A 65P
Kyle Liinamaa (Sudbury) – 25G 39A 64P
Cade Herd (New Liskeard) – 23G 40A 63P
Jonathan Lacroix (Kapuskasing) – 20G 26A 46P
Karter Renouf (Timmins) – 29G 14A 43P

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE

2013 (Sault Ste. Marie North Stars – fifth place)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES (since 1984)

15 (1984 (host), 1987, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998 (host), 1999, 2002, 2003, 2003 (host), 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013 (host))

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

2008 (Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2 (1984, North Bay Pinehill; 2008, Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves)

TOP REGULAR SEASON TEAM – SUDBURY NICKEL CAPITAL WOLVES

The Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves made it look fairly easy in the Great North Midget League, cruising to the top of the regular season standings with a 14-point lead over second-place Kapuskasing. Sudbury finished atop the GNML with the most goals scored (155), fewest goals against (122), and fewest penalty minutes (488). Once the calendar flipped to 2016 Sudbury was virtually unbeatable, winning 11 of its 14 games, including a six-game streak from Jan. 22-Feb. 9. The Wolves were paced on offence by Kyle Liinamaa, whose 25 goals and 39 assists left him just one point behind scoring champion Lucas Theriault of Sault Ste. Marie. On the back end, Justin Richer played more minutes than any other goaltender (1,392), and posted the league’s best goals-against average at 3.19.

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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