Monday 22 April 2013

Western Canada Cup Preview

SJHL Canalta Cup Champions- Yorkton Terriers

How they got here?1st in Sherwood Conference- (36-14-1-3) = 76 Points
1st Round- 4 games to 2 win over Estevan
Sherwood Conference Final- 4 games to 2 win over Melville
Canalta Cup Final- 4 games to 2 win over Humboldt.

Playoff Scoring Leaders
#27 Tyler Giebel- 6G 9A= 15 Points
#11 Jeremy Johnson- 6G 8A= 14 Points
#16 Patrick Martens 11G 2A= 13 Points
#10 Brady Norrish- 6G 5A= 11 Points


33 Dawson McAuley- 12W 5L  1.94GAA   0.932
#30 Kale Thomson


John Neibrandt won a WHL Championship with the Kootenay Ice.
- Brady Norrish & Dawson McAuley split the Co- Playoff MVP Award.
- Coach Trent Cassan was the Co SJHL Coach of the Year.


MJHL Turnbull Cup Champions- Steinbach Pistons
How they got here?Conference Semi Finals- 4 games to 3 win over Portage
Addison Division Final- 4 games to 2 win over Winnipeg
Turnbull Cup Final- 4 games to 2 win over Dauphin

Playoff Scoring Leaders

Justin Dalebozik- 10G 16A= 26 Points
#11 Myles Nykoluk- 9G 12A= 21 Points
#24 Justin Augert- 11G 9A= 20 Points
#7 Richard Olson- 6G 14A= 20 Points


35 Corey Koop- 12W 7L  2.46GAA   0.924%
#1 Zack Rakochy-

Facts:-Rakochy is from Canora, and is a former Melville Millionaire.
-Richard Olson spent time earlier this season for the Swan Valley Stampeders.


AJHL Champions- Brooks Bandits
How they got here?South Divison Semi Final- 4 games to 1 win over Drumheller Dragons
South Division Final- 4 games to 3 win over Okotoks Oilers
AJHL Final- 4 games to 1 win over the Spruce Grove Saints

Playoff Scoring Leaders

Cam Maclise- 10G 9A= 19 Points
#18 Patrick Lee- 5G 14A= 19 Points
#37 Taylor Makin- 7G 9A= 16 Points
10 RJ Reed- 9G 6A= 15 Points
#13 Anthony Petruzzelli- 6G 9A= 15 Points


Michael Fredrick- 12W 5L  2.18GAA  0.921%
#30 Devon Fordyce-

Facts:-#1 Ranked team in the CJHL Rankings for most of the season.
-Only lost 7 games all regular season (4 in regulation)


BCHL Fred Page Cup Champions- Surrey Eagles
How They Got Here?Conference Quarte Final- 3 games to 0 win over Langley
Conference Semi Final- 3 Game to 0 win over Chilliwack
Conference Final- 4 Game to 0 win over Alberni Valley
Fred Page Cup Final- 4 games to 2 win over Pentiction
Playoff Scoring Leaders
#12 Michael Stenerson- 8G 12A= 20 Points
#5 Brady Shaw- 8G 11A= 19 Points
#9 Adam Tambellini- 10G 8A= 18 Points
#18 Demico Hannoun- 5G 9A= 14 Points


Michael Santaguida- 14W 3L  1.65GAA  0.955%
#35 Glen Ferguson-

Beat Defending RBC Cup Champion Pentiction in their league Final
- Eagles Forward Adam Tambellini is son of former Oiler GM Steve.

Host- Nanaimo Clippers
How They Got Here?-They were chosen as the first ever hosts of the Western Canada Cup
- They lost 1st round series 3 games to 2 to Alberni Valley.

Playoff Scoring Leaders (5 Games)#19 Trevor Fitzgerald- 2G 4A= 6 Points
#21 Brock Maschmeyer- 0G 4A= 4 points
#16 Reid Sturos- 3G 0A= 3 points
#10 Brenden Forbes= 2G 0A= 2 Points


Jayson Argue- 2W 2L   2.50GAA  0.919%
#30 Derek Dun-  0W 1L  3.08GAA  0.885%

Clippers goalie Jayson Argue is from Swan River, Manitoba & was the MJHL's Top Goalie and MVP last season for the Stampeders.




  1. 3 decent team logos here. Nanaimo not so much.
    Terrier logo was apparently designed by a kid with crayons. Go Terriers, but how about revamping the logo next season. Surrey looks fierce, we look like not-so-fierce. Laronge also has a great look, just my thoughts.

    1. I really can't remember the last time a logo won a championship.

  2. Mike from Vita, MB, formerly of the Yorkton area24 April 2013 at 19:21

    Thanks for the pre- tournament info. Informative

  3. Brenden Hopkins on Steinbach is an ex-Hawk too!!! @ first poster, to even consider La Ronge having a nice logo you must have just taken 18 shots? Explains the Nanaimo judgement.. Surrey is prime though!!