Road to the TELUS Cup
Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League
David Brien
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February 25, 2016
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PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS

1) Regina Pat Canadians vs. 8) Battlefords Stars
2) Moose Jaw Generals vs. 7) Beardy’s Blackhawks
3) Tisdale Trojans vs. 6) Prince Albert Mintos
4) Notre Dame Hounds vs. 5) Yorkton Maulers

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-OTL)

Regina – 66 points (31-9-4)
Moose Jaw – 60 points (27-11-6)
Tisdale – 59 points (27-12-5)
Notre Dame Hounds – 58 points (28-14-2)
Yorkton – 55 points (25-14-5)
Prince Albert – 48 points (23-19-2)
Beardy’s – 45 points (21-20-3)
Battlefords – 44 points (20-20-4)
Saskatoon Blazers – 43 points (21-22-1)
Saskatoon Contacts – 40 points (19-23-2)
Swift Current – 26 points (12-30-2)
Notre Dame Argos – 24 points (10-30-4)

LEADING SCORERS

Erik Gardiner (Prince Albert) – 21G 38A 59P
Riley Sawchuk (Prince Albert) – 25G 30A 55P
Adam Dawe (Notre Dame Hounds) – 30G 24A 54P
Damian Bentz (Yorkton) – 29G 24A 53P
Ty Barnstable (Regina) – 22G 31A 53P

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE

2015 (Regina Pat Canadians – bronze medal)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES (since 1984)

26 (1984, 1985 (host), 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 1999 (host), 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2014 (host), 2015)

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

2014 (Prince Albert Mintos)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

14 (1980, Notre Dame Hounds; 1983, Regina Pat Canadians; 1986, Notre Dame Hounds; 1988, Regina Pat Canadians; 1993, Yorkton Mallers; 1994, Regina Pat Canadians; 1999, Regina Pat Canadians; 2002, Tisdale Trojans; 2005, Saskatoon Contacts; 2006, Prince Albert Mintos; 2007, Prince Albert Mintos; 2009, Notre Dame Hounds; 2010, Notre Dame Hounds; 2014, Prince Albert Mintos)

TOP REGULAR SEASON TEAM – REGINA PAT CANADIANS

It was a tight race to the finish to determine who would top the SMAAAHL standings, but by going 8-2-0 in its final 10 games, Regina managed to land in the no.1 spot with a six-point cushion over the Moose Jaw Generals. Last year’s TELUS Cup bronze medallists had the league’s third highest scoring offence (150 goals for) in 2015-16, but it was on defence that they excelled, allowing a league-low 88 goals against, 15 fewer than their closest rivals. Regina’s Curtis Meger was obviously stellar between the pipes, tying for the league lead in wins (19), posting the best goals-against average (1.68) and tying for the second-best save percentage (.931). Up front, the Pat Canadians were led by Ty Barnstable (53 points) and Turner Ripplinger (46 points), who respectively finished tied for fourth and tenth among the SMAAAHL’s top scorers.

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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