Thursday 20 April 2017

SJHL / MJHL Champions crowned on Wednesday Night

In the SJHL,

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(from @lpunkari)

For the first time in 17 years the Battlefords North Stars are SJHL Canalta Cup champions.

The North Stars completed the 4 game sweep of the Flin Flon Bombers on Wednesday night with a 6-5 come-from-behind win in Game 4 from the Whitney Forum.

Layne Young led the way for the Stars with 2G 1A while Coby Downs while Reed Delainey, Troy Gerein and Bryce Hall also provided offence.

Kristian St. Onge had 2 goals for the Bombers while Tyler Nyman, Nick Shumlanski and Troy Williams had singles.

Battleford forward Coby Downs was named the SJHL Playoff MVP have recording 4 goals & 25 points in just 11 games.

Congrats to the Battlefords North Stars on capturing the league title.

Also congrats to the Bombers on another great run and hats off to the Jr. careers of couple Bomber forwards & former Melville Millionaires Teal Sobkowicz and Greyson Reitmeier.


In the MJHL,

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(from @mjhlhockey)

The Portage Terriers completed the 3-peat as they won their 3rd straight MJHL Turnbull Cup title after a 1-0 win over the OCN Blizzard in Game 6 last night (Wed) at Stride Place.

Chase Brakel had the lone goal just 1:16 into the 1st period for the Terriers, who won the Best of 7 series 4-2.

Kurtis Chapman made 27 saves in the Portage net for the shutout.

Elkorn's Josh Martin was named the Playoff MVP while Jeremy Leipsic was the Playoff leading scorer and Kurtis Chapman was named the Playoffs Top goaltender.

Congrats to the Portage Terriers on their 3rd straight title and congrats to former Swan Valley Stampeders Josh Martin and Carter McMurdo & former Waywayseecappo Wolverine Ty Enns on capturing their first league titles.

Also hats off to the impressive run for the OCN Blizzard and congrats to former Swan Valley Stampeder defenceman Jordie Valentino on the Junior career.

Former Stampeder & Playoff MVP Josh Martin talks MJHL title and next weeks Western Canada Cup

The Terriers and North Stars now join the Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL), Brooks Bandits (AJHL), and the host Penticton Vees to complete the field for the 2017 Sun-Life Financial Western Canada Cup that will run April 29th- May 7th in Penticton, BC.

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