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Road to the 2018 TELUS Cup: GNML
The North Bay Trappers won nine of their last 10 games to defend their spot atop the Great North Midget League standings
Jessica Gowans
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February 13, 2018
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PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS
3) Kapuskasing Flyers vs. 8) New Liskeard Cubs
5) Timmins Majors vs. 6) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 

BYES:
1) North Bay Trappers
2) Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-OTL)
North Bay – 64 points (31-3-2)
Sudbury – 63 points (31-4-1)
Kapuskasing – 40 points (18-14-4)
North Bay Minor Midget – 34 points (17-7-0)
Timmins – 30 points (14-21-2)
Sault Ste. Marie – 30 points (13-19-4)
Sudbury Minor Midget – 26 points (13-11-0)
New Liskeard – 11 points (5-30-1)
Sault Ste. Marie Minor Midget – 8 points (2-18-4)

LEADING SCORERS
Nick Davis (North Bay) – 32G 24A 56P
Jacob Peterson-Galema (North Bay) – 12G 41A 53P
Cole Craft (North Bay) – 21G 29A 50P
Tommy Vlahos (Sudbury) – 22G 27A 49P
Joe Mazur (Sudbury) – 21G 26A 47P

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 – NORTH BAY TRAPPERS
The North Bay Trappers have their second GNML regular-season title in as many years, using the league’s best offence, and a 9-1 run in their final 10 games, to best the TELUS Cup host Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves by one point. GNML scoring champion Nick Davis was one of three Trappers to hit the 50-point mark (he had 56), with Jacob Peterson-Galema (53) and Cole Craft (50) right behind him in second and third, respectively. The Trappers also topped the league on the defensive side, helped by the excellent play of netminder Joel Rainville. He finished the season with four shutouts and posted a 2.44 goals-against average.

For more information:

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

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)
ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

 

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