September 11, 2011
Last year’s NW Giants Major Midget team posted a 34-2-4 regular season record, won the Calgary Macs tourney, and then the BC Championships and came within a goal of moving on to the Telus Cup national championship, losing 3-2 to Red Deer, who then went on to win the Canadian title.
A strong team, with a much higher number of third year players (10) than typical for a midget team, 7 second years, and just three first year players.
By contrast, this year’s squad is much younger, with six first years, 11 second years, and just 2 third year players.
So given the maturity of last year’s team, perhaps no one should be surprised that so many have successfully made the jump to Junior Hockey.
Eleven are playing in the BCHL, one in the SJHL, two in the WHL, and two in Junior B.
Here’s a list of last year’s players and where they are at the moment, along with stats from last season.
|2012-2103 NW Giants|
|Goal||2013-14 Team||League||Date of Birth||GP|
|Liam Smith||Campbell R.||Jr. B||4-Jul-95||18|
|Connor Pasco||NV Wolfpack||Jr. B||25-Oct-96||46||3||8||11||52|
|Trevor MacLean||Powell River||BCHL||13-Jun-95||48||12||14||26||63|
|Jarid Lukosevicius||Powell River||BCHL||5-Feb-95||47||35||36||71||28|
|Brandon Del Grosso||Moose Jaw||WHL||29-May-96||46||17||33||50||30|
|David Begert||not playing||7-Jul-95||44||9||4||13||6|