AJHL Cantel AT&T Cup (April 8th)

By pbadmin

Calgary Canucks 4 at St. Albert Saints 3
The Calgary Canucks have emerged as the first-ever victors of the AJHLs brand-new Cantel AT&T Cup.
Despite three straight hard-fought three-goal losses by St. Albert, the Canucks proved to be too strong for the defending AJHL Champions. The Calgary Canucks are now AJHL champs and will go on to play either Kimberly or Vernon in the Doyle Cup (BC-Alberta showdown to decide who advances to the Royal Bank Cup, to be played in Yorkton, Saskatchewan this year).

The Canucks struck early in this game as they so often have as a near-sellout crowd of 910 at Akinsdale Arena in St. Albert were barely filing into their seats Dany Heatley struck 1:27 in. He scored again later in the period with 1:17 left and the Saints were down 2-0 and reeling after one period.

But the Saints did not quit. Rob Ziemmer scored a powerplay goal to bring his club to within one with 16:52 left. Dany Heatley got his hat-trick several minutes later, however, and made the score 3-1 Calgary as fired a close in shot past Saints goaltender and future Wisconsin teammate Scott Kabotoff while on the powerplay. With seven minutes to go in the period, however, Darren Peebles converted a pass from Ziemmer on a two-on-one to bring his club back to within one and that was how they would go to intermission.

The Canucks did not allow the Saints to get any great chances as the third period got underway and in fact it was Calgary – Bryan O’Conner to be precise – that would score as he had a partial break and made good on his opportunity. The Saints still did not quit, however, despite being down by two goals with less than ten minutes to go. Brent Robertson made the score 4-3 as he converted a Ron Grimard pass on the powerplay but that was as close as the Saints would get. The club had some great chances to tie it up in the dying minutes, but it was not meant to be. The Calgary Canucks were crowned the 1998-99 Alberta Junior Hockey League Champions on this day.

Three Stars
(1) Dany Heatley – Three goals for the third straight game in a row.

(2) Rob Ziemmer – One goal, one assist and showed no quit in him even in the bleak dying seconds.
(3) Ryan Manitowich – Heatley’s left-hand man chalks up two assists in the early going.
The Playoffs in Review…
COMPILED April 10, 1999
GP G A PTS PIM

CC DANY HEATLEY (81) 13 22 13 35 6
CC RYAN MANITOWICH (78) 13 13 17 30 4
STA JOEY BASTIEN (80) 16 12 14 26 36
STA RON GRIMARD (78) 16 7 17 24 60
CC MOE HALAT (78) 13 5 19 24 6
LLY SCOTT PRATT (80) 14 9 13 22 2
LLY MARK HALLAM (78) 14 10 11 21 4
STA PAVEL BERANEK (78) 16 5 14 19 42
LLY TRAVIS BARNES (79) 14 8 8 16 23
OLD DANA LATTERY (79) 11 8 8 16 20
STA ROB ZIEMMER (78) 16 7 8 15 2
LLY PAUL ESDALE (79) 12 7 8 15 33
OLD JOEL MACAULAY (80) 11 6 8 14 4
CC ROGER LEONARD (80) 13 4 9 13 14
OLD GREG DAVIS (79) 11 8 4 12 14
LLY JAMIE WEISS (78) 14 7 5 12 10
CR BEN KNOPP (82) 6 6 6 12 12
OLD COLEN PAPPAS (80) 11 5 7 12 18
STA BRENT ROBERTSON (80) 15 6 4 10 59
STA DARREN PEEBLES (79) 16 5 5 10 2
CC MILES HUNTER (78) 13 4 6 10 16

Goaltenders:
GP MP GA GAA. SAV PCT. SO W–L
CC M. GILHOOLY (79) 13 783 30 2.30 381 .927 1 12–1
GP C. RYCROFT (78) 7 372 18 2.90 183 .910 0 3–4
CAM W. SCHNEIDER (78) 5 297 15 3.03 150 .909 0 2–3
STA S. KABOTOFF (79) 11 586 32 3.28 270 .894 1 4–6
LLY R. FRASER (80) 14 850 47 3.32 374 .888 0 7–7
STA K. MILLAR (80) 7 397 22 3.32 206 .904 0 4–2
FS N. BOUCHER (80) 7 420 24 3.43 263 .916 0 3–4
BV D. BLACKBURN (83) 2 118 8 4.07 58 .879 0 0–2
CR J. IWAMOTO (80) 4 245 17 4.16 134 .887 0 2–2
OLD L. HRYSHUKEVITCH (78) 11 622 51 4.92 365 .877 0 5–5
CR P. DOBROWOLSKI (80) 2 120 15 7.50 68 .819 0 0–2

BV – Bow Valley Eagles
CC – Calgary Canucks
CR – Calgary Royals
CAM – Camrose Kodiaks
FS – Fort Saskatchewan Traders
GP – Grande Prairie Storm
OLD – Olds Grizzlys
LLY – Lloydminster Blazers
STA – St. Albert Saints

ALBERTA JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE – 1999 PLAYOFFS IN REVIEW

SERIES “A” MINI – SERIES W L GF GA PTS PIM
CAMROSE KODIAKS 2 0 8 3 4 22
BOW VALLEY EAGLES 0 2 3 8 0 34
(CAMROSE WINS BEST – OF – THREE 2 – 0)

SERIES “B” W L GF GA PTS PIM
GRANDE PRAIRIE STORM 2 0 10 6 4 48
BONNYVILLE PONTIACS 0 2 6 10 0 32
(GRANDE PRAIRIE WINS BEST – OF – THREE 2 – 0)

SERIES “C” DIVISION SEMI – FINALS W L GF GA PTS PIM
OLDS GRIZZLYS 4 2 33 31 8 111
CALGARY ROYALS 2 4 31 33 4 148
(OLDS WINS BEST – OF – SEVEN 4 – 2)

SERIES “D” W L GF GA PTS PIM
LLOYDMINSTER BLAZERS 4 3 24 18 8 242
FT. SASKATCHEWAN TRADERS 3 4 18 24 6 267
(LLOYDMINSTER WINS BEST – OF – SEVEN 4 – 3)

SERIES “E” W L GF GA PTS PIM
CALGARY CANUCKS 4 0 17 5 8 62
CAMROSE KODIAKS 0 4 5 17 0 61
(CALGARY WINS BEST – OF – SEVEN 4 – 0)

SERIES “F” W L GF GA PTS PIM
ST. ALBERT SAINTS 4 1 14 8 8 168
GRANDE PRAIRIE STORM 1 4 8 14 2 109
(ST. ALBERT WINS BEST – OF – SEVEN 4 – 1)

SERIES “G” DIVISION – FINALS W L GF GA PTS PIM
CALGARY CANUCKS 4 1 27 13 8 91
OLDS GRIZZLYS 1 4 13 27 2 97
(CALGARY WINS BEST – OF – SEVEN 4 – 1)

SERIES “H” W L GF GA PTS PIM
ST. ALBERT SAINTS 4 3 32 26 8 362
LLOYDMINSTER 3 4 26 32 6 208
(ST. ALBERT WINS BEST – OF – SEVEN 4 – 3)

SERIES “I” LEAGUE – FINALS W L GF GA PTS PIM
CALGARY CANUCKS 4 0 21 12 8 53
ST. ALBERT SAINTS 0 4 12 21 0 70
(CALGARY WINS BEST – OF – SEVEN 4 – 0)