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Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday, June 3rd WMHA news/Summer team Standings

The WMHA have announced their coaches for the up coming 2011-2012 bantam season.  They are as follows:

Winnipeg Sharks
Bantam 1 - John Fehr
Bantam 2 - Brad Vatrt

Winnipeg Monarchs
Bantam 1 - Jason Bauer
Bantam 2 - Rob Smith

Winnipeg Hawks
Bantam 1 - Rob Reimer
Bantam 2 - Neil Chow

Winnipeg Warriors
Bantam 1 - Glenn Burke
Bantam 2 - Dan Kaye

Something a bit different now.  With the final major summer tournament on the horizon, I thought I'd take a look at how some of the top summer teams are doing thus far.  I will take in to account just the Calgary/Edmonton Champions Cup and the Vancouver Challenge Cup since most of the teams took place in both teams in the 97 and 98 age groups.  The Mainland Tournament and the Notre Dame tournament will not be included due to competition levels.

1997 Bantam Minor
Vancouver Giants 6-0-0 34-17
Vancouver Selects Blue  9-2-1  70-29
Saskatoon Jr. Blades  8-2-2  57-21
NAA Rangers 4-2-0 26-16
BC Jr. Heat  6-4-1  38-36
Calgary Jr. Flames 5-6-0 41-30
Calgary Nationals  4-7-0  31-51
Island Stars 3-7-0 29-48

Vancouver Challenge Cup Final:
Vancouver Giants defeated the BC Jr. Heat

Champions Cup Final:
Saskatoon Jr. Blades defeated the NAA Rangers

-The Vancouver Selects only two losses have both come in the semi-finals of each tournament.

Bantam Minor teams taking part at the North American Hockey Challenge are:
Team Pepsi
Vancouver Selects
BC Jr. Heat
Saskatoon Jr. Blades
Manitoba Crunch
Vancouver Island Stars
2 teams from Minnesota

1998 Pee wee Major
Vancouver Millionaires 6-0-0 40-4
Calgary Jr. Hitmen  6-0-0  38-17
Wolverines 4-0-0 50-11
Okanagan Hockey Academy 6-4-0 37-36
Saskatoon Jr. Blades  6-5-0  32-36
Vancouver Selects Blue 3-2-0 16-10
NAA Outlaws 2-3-0 13-22
BC Interior Selects  2-5-1  19-41

Challenge Cup Final:
Vancouver Millionairs defeated the Wolverines

Champions Cup Final:
Calgary Jr. Hitmen defeated the Saskatoon Jr. Blades

- A number of the teams competed in just one of the tournaments.  The Calgary Jr. Hitmen were absent from the Challenge Cup.  While, the Wolverines, Millionaires and Selects Blue did not take part in the Champions Cup in Calgary.

Pee Wee Major 98 born teams taking part in the North American Hockey Challenge are:
Saskatoon Jr. Blades
Vancouver Selects
Calgary Jr. Hitmen
Vancouver Vipers
Jr. Steelers
Manitoba Predators
SA Selects
Manitoba Lightning
3 teams from Minnesota


Anonymous said...

BC heat and vancouver selects in final in Winnipeg!

Anonymous said...

Interesting stats! However the unbalanced schedules in Calgary played a big part. Look at VS97 record vs top teams..
BC Heat 0-1
Rangers 0-1
Blades 0-1 (they lost in shootout)
Flames 1-0
Havent played Giants...
They are a good team but stats are misleading. VS obviously have tought time vs good competition!!

Anonymous said...

The three teams from Minnesota at the 98 level are the Minnesota Blades, Minnesota Icemen and the Minnesota Machine.

Anonymous said...

Western Elite how would these teams compare to the 96 jr flames are any teams that loaded in this
age group? I think flames had 8 first rounders

Anonymous said...

Top 98 teams will be in this order:

1.Calgary Jr Hitmen
2.Vancouver Selects
4.Vancouver Vipers
5.Minnesota Machine
6.Jr Steelers
7.Minnesota Blades
8.Southern Alberta Selects
9.Saskatoon Jr Blades
10.Manitoba Storm
11.Minnesota Icemen
12.Manitoba Lightning

Anonymous said...

After the 98 Spring season I think it would be:

Jr Steelers
Vancouver Vipers
Southern Alberta Selects
Vancouver Selects
Calgary Jr Hitmen
Saskatoon Jr Blades

Just from the teams you had.

There is alot of talent in this group

Anonymous said...

Vipers outshot steelers 52-20 in the final at subway classic. Vipers are the better team

Anonymous said...

Also the Winnipeg refs disallowed 2 Vancouver goals , 1 in the final minute with the Vipers goalie pulled.

Anonymous said...

Viper/Millionaire team is a powerhouse, but the refs are refs and can't be blamed for a second place finsih.

This minor hockey any way you look at it.

Congrats to a great tourney outcome, no injuries and all happy kids enjoying the game they love to play.

Great stats, on shots for and against in the finals (the officials got that info correct?)

One goalie seemed to stand on his head keeping that puck out of the net.

There's always next year to take the gold