Fred Page Cup Preview – Woodstock Slammers
Kent Cup Champions – Woodstock Slammers
The Woodstock Slammers were definitely in a class of their own during the 2011-2012 MHL regular season. They finished with a 45-6-0-1 record, good for 91 points, 18 more then the 2nd place Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners. The Slammers marched through the first 2 rounds of the Kent Cup playoffs, defeating both the Campbellton Tigers and the Summerside Western Capitals 4-0. The final series saw the Slammers take on their toughest opponent, the Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners. The Slammers quickly took a stranglehold of the series winning 3 of the first 4 games, however, the Mariners proved that they were a resilient team, coming back to force a game 7. Game 7 proved to be one of the better playoff games ever played. With the Slammers up 3-2 with less than 1 minuted remaining, the Mariners tied the game and sent it to overtime. The first and second overtime period did not solve anything, and it took a huge goal by the Slammers Robert Visca to finally end the game 7 marathon. The Slammers finished as the 7th ranked junior A team in Canada, one spot behind the Nepean Raiders.
Team Statistics Leaders
- Bradley Greene 74 points (39G, 35A) in 51GP
- Nick Huard 66 points (26G, 40A) in 45GP
- Andrew Logan 66 points (27G, 39A) in 51GP
- Tim Campbell 72 points (17G, 55A) in 45GP
- Jake Logan 36 points (5G, 31A) in 41GP
- Matt Murphy 29-6-3-3, 2.13GAA, .932SV%
The Fred Page Cup is an annual tournament to decide the east representatives in the Junior A National Championship (RBC). The tournament consists of 4 teams, the Kent Cup Champions (Maritimes Hockey League), the Napa Cup Champions (Ligue de Hockey Junior AAA du Québec), the Bogart-Nielsen Cup Champions (Central Canada Hockey League), as well as a host team. Teams will compete in a round-robin style tournament beginning Wednesday, April 25, 2012. After the 3 round-robin games, the team with the most points will earn an automatic bye to the finals, while the 2nd and 3rd place teams will face-off in a semi-final game.