Spring’s Last Dance Begins!

by Nicolas Gaudreau-Dupuis
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The QMJHL regular season ended last Tuesday night, with Chicoutimi
and Rimouski getting the last two tickets for the Spring’s Last Dance. Here
is the QMJHL playoffs picture.

The regular season
is over.

The Shawinigan Cataractes dominated the QMJHL
and finished first overall with an eyes-popping 116 points, 15 more than the
runner up, the Val-d’Or Foreurs. This season has been noticeable for
the obvious strength of the Lebel Conference compared to the Dillio Conference.
Four teams of the Lebel Conference (Shawinigan, Val-d’Or, Victoriaville and
Rouyn-Noranda) had more points than the 90 points of the Dilio Conference leader
the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. Also, three Dilio Conference teams (Rimouski,
Chicoutimi and Québec) participating to the playoffs would have been
excluded of the Lebel Conference playoffs.

Let’s get it on! Read more»

Official Awards and Trophies for the 2000/2001 season!!

by Oliver Janz
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All Awards and Trophies after the regualar season:

 

DEL

All-Star-Team:

Andrej Trefilov (G, Düsseldorfer EG)

Petri Liimatainen (D, Krefeld Pinguine)

Shawn Anderson (D, Iserlohner EC)

Brad Purdie (F, Krefeld Pinguine)

Sergej Vostrikov (F, Augsburger Panther)

Jan Alston (F, Adler Mannheim)

Player of the year / MVP: Andrej Trefilov Düsseldorfer EG

Best Goalie:

Andrej Trefilov (Düsseldorfer EG)

Best Defender:

Petri Liimatainen (Krefeld Pinguine)

Best Center:

Brad Purdie (Krefeld Pinguine)

Best Wing:

Sergej Vostrikov (Augsburger Panther)

Rookie of the year:

Christoph Schubert (München Barons)

Coach of the year:

Gunnar Leidborg (Revier-Löwen Oberhausen)

- Other Trophy’s:

Best Two-way-forward:

Todd Hlushko (Adler Mannheim)

Best Bully-player:

Mark MacKay (Schwenninger Wild Wings)

Fair-Play-Trophy:

Peter Larsson (München Barons)

Best Stay-at-home-defender:

Jergus Baca (Revier-Löwen Oberhausen)

Best Blueliner:

Dominic Lavoie (Hannover Scorpions)

Best Referee:

Peter Slapke (from Bad Tölz)

- More “Awards”:

Hardest Bodychecks:

Yvon Corriveau (Berlin Capitals)

Most Un Read more»

Hainsey Leads Habs’ NCAA’ers

by Chris Boucher
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Matt Shasby -D (Drafted-99(5/150))

Alaska-Anchorage University’s Matt Shasby started the season strong with 3 points in the first 2 games. He trailed off in the middle of the season, but his offensive drought was directly related to UAA’s 20-game winless streak.
The 6’3″,196 lbs. Shasby played 35 games. He had 18 points (4-14-18), with 32 minutes in penalties. He had point-scoring streaks of 2 games on four different occasions, as well as one streak of 3 straight games with at least 1 point. Shasby finished with exactly twice as many points as last season, and was 3rd overall in team scoring He also tied for the team lead in powerplay goals with 3.
Shasby is considered by some observers to be UAA’s best all-round player. He is very poised, and is an above-average skater. He has strong puck-moving skills, but must increase his upper-body strength. Which is something his strong work-ethic should help him achieve.

Scott Selig -C/RW (Drafted-00(6/172))

Northeastern University’s Scott Selig started off the season with 5 points in his first 3 College games. He was named Hockey East’s rookie of the week on 2 different occasions in October, and was also named top rookie for the entire month of October. Unfortunately Selig was unable to keep up his offensive pace, as he all but disappeared offensively during the last third of the season. He registered only 1 point in his last 14 games.
The 6’3″, 180 lbs. Selig played 35 games. He had 15 points (7-8-15), with 32 minutes in penalties. He had point-scoring streaks of 2 games on three Read more»

Steve Ott Update

by Keith Riskey
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Otter on Fire Again

Windor Spitfires forward Steve Ott has had a fantastic week and half. In each of his last three games (OHL), Ott has scored a hat trick (and two game winning goals). For his 6 goals and 7 points last week Steve Ott has also earned “Mac’s OHL Player of the Week” recognition for the week ending Sunday March 18, 2001.

18-year-old Ott, improved his season total to 49 goals and 37 assists for 86 points in 54 games

The Second Season Begins – Playoff Time

by Jeff Bromley
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1296 games, 3888 periods, 233,280 minutes of play (not counting overtime), over two million fans and now the fun begins. With the second season upon us, it just wouldn’t be the playoffs if we didn’t have predictions. So without further adieu, I submit for your perusal a glimpse of the first round match-ups of the 2001 edition of the WHL Playoffs. Of course as always, these predictions are solely for the purpose of entertainment and in no way are they to be taken seriously. Unless, of course, I get them right.


Western Conference -
In the wacky West, where the difference from first to worst was only a handful of points all season long, the clubs’ position in the standings was as volatile as the stock market. You never knew which one was going to go up or go down. Take into consideration that at Press time, the match-ups for the Western Division clubs could still change. With two or three games left to played for most of the clubs in the West, it accentuates how close the teams really are.


Kelowna/Prince George -
It would be easy to pick the top-seeded Rockets in this clash if only because of the Cougars being something of an enigma this season. Starting out the season with four wins in their first twenty games and then picking it up to go on a seventeen-game undefeated streak only to slump in the last quarter of the season. The Rockets have been steady all season long and even if the Cougars get hot. the only thing they’ll do is prolong the series. Rockets get their first-ever franchise playoff series win in six games.


Portland/Seattle – Read more»

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