Strathmore Bisons down NE Chiefs to advance to Telus Cup

in playoffs

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Alberta Champions Strathmore Bisons won two straight to eliminate BC champions North East Chiefs, and advance to the Telus Cup major midget national championship, to be held in Riviere du Loop, April 20-26.

The Bisons opened with a 4-2 win at UBC on Friday night and then closed out with a 5-0 win on Saturday.

The North East Chiefs had defeated the Caribou Cougars to represent BC in the regional playoffs.

NE Chiefs Roster, and regular season stats.

Forwards:

 

# Name (last , first) Height Weight DOB City GP G A Pts PIM
9 Chung, San 5’10” 162 19 Mar 1997 Coquitlam 40 17 27 44 18
10 Colley, Parker 5’8″ 137 16 Jun 1997 Maple Ridge 40 18 46 64 30
18 Davis, Matthew 5’6″ 153 11 Mar 1997 Port Moody 40 23 20 43 18
11 Fantillo, Caleb 5’9″ 174 21 Apr 1998 Coquitlam 38 35 26 61 114
15 Johnson, Kyle 5’11” 165 3 Jun 1998 Port Moody 40 23 25 48 6
19 Karim, Ziyan 5’9″ 151 27 Nov 1997 Port Moody 40 14 34 48 22
14 Lee, Chong Min 5’8″ 165 10 May 1999 Port Coquitlam 32 6 9 15 18
24 Pearce, Harris 6’1″ 142 7 Jun 1999 Port Coquitlam 39 10 9 19 30
16 Semple, Thomas 5’8″ 174 22 Jun 1999 Coquitlam 30 8 7 15 14
7 Stafford, Devon 5’6″ 145 16 Dec 1997 Port Coquitlam 29 6 4 10 6
6 Wilkie, Ronnie 6’0″ 175 16 Oct 1997 Port Coquitlam 40 14 29 43 32
4 Wong, Jeffrey 6’1″ 190 4 Sep 1997 Port Coquitlam 38 10 13 23 40
Defencemen:

 

# Name (last , first) Height Weight DOB City GP G A Pts PIM
12 Armstrong, Brandon 6’4″ 200 3 Feb 1999 Maple Ridge 40 4 17 21 98
21 Murdock, Marcus 6’1″ 145 25 Aug 1998 Port Moody 38 1 7 8 30
17 Narduzzi, Jaden 5’10” 150 13 Dec 1998 Anmore 40 1 8 9 28
3 Robillard, Troy 6’3″ 209 12 Oct 1998 Coquitlam 37 0 7 7 18
8 Volpe, Callum 5’10” 183 8 May 1998 Coquitlam 40 10 34 44 38
20 Zlomislic, Kristofor 6’1″ 144 21 Feb 1997 Coquitlam 40 0 28 28 14
Goalies
# Name (last, first) Height Weight DOB City GP W L T Avg
1 Derochie, Adam 6 ‘0 “ 167 19  Sep  1997 Maple Ridge 20 10 8 2 4.21
35 McCloskey, Liam 6 ‘0 “ 155 14  Mar  1998 Maple Ridge 25 15 2 3 2.25

 

RECENT CHAMPIONS (TELUS CUP FINISH)
2014 – Okanagan Rockets (bronze medal)
2013 – Red Deer Chiefs (gold medal)
2012 – Red Deer Rebels (gold medal)
2011 – Vancouver NW Giants (fourth place)
2010 – Red Deer Rebels (fifth place)

VANCOUVER NE CHIEFS
BCMML CHAMPIONS

Regular season record: 25-10-5 (3rd in BCMML)
Goals for: 201
Goals against: 125
Leading scorer: Parker Colley (18G 46A 64P)

Playoff record: 6-0
Goals for: 38
Goals against: 22
Leading scorer: Kyle Johnson (3G 12A 15P)

ROAD TO THE PACIFIC REGIONAL
Quarter-final: defeated Valley West 2-0 (7-5, 5-0)
Semifinal: defeated Greater Vancouver 2-0 (8-4, 6-2)
BCMML championship: defeated Cariboo 2-0 (5-3, 6-4)

Last national championship appearance: none
Total national championship appearances: none

 

STRATHMORE BISONS
AMHL CHAMPIONS

Regular season record: 17-12-5 (7th in AMHL)
Goals for: 119
Goals against: 101
Leading scorer: Jordan McConnell (11G 22A 33P)

Playoff record: 8-2
Goals for: 42
Goals against: 19
Leading scorer: Barrett Sheen (10G 11A 21P)

ROAD TO THE PACIFIC REGIONAL
Quarter-final: defeated Calgary Flames 2-0 (3-2, 5-3)
Semifinal: defeated Calgary Royals 3-0 (9-1, 4-3, 4-3)
AMHL championship: defeated Edmonton CAC 3-2 (4-2, 2-3, 5-0, 1-2 OT, 5-0)

Last national championship appearance: none
Total national championship appearances: none