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Road to the 2022 TELUS Cup: Atlantic Regional

Knights. Blizzard. Macs. Flyers. Growlers. Who will win their way out west?

April 22, 2022
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The Halifax Macs are back to defend their Atlantic Region title, taking to the ice in Paradise, N.L., in search of back-to-back regional titles, and a seventh Atlantic crown overall.

All four provincial champions that will join the host East Coast Blizzard – the Macs, Charlottetown Knights, Moncton Flyers and Pinnacle Growlers – were the best in the province during the regular season, and backed it up with playoff triumphs.

There is plenty of past success in this group – the Macs, Flyers and Knights have combined for 18 trips to Canada’s National Men’s U18 Club Championship, while the Growlers will look to be the 12th team from the St. John’s, N.L., area to earn a TELUS Cup berth.

RECENT CHAMPIONS (TELUS CUP FINISH)

2019 – Halifax Macs (fifth place)
2018 – Moncton Flyers (fifth place)
2017 – Cape Breton West Islanders (gold medal)
2016 – Dartmouth Major Midgets (fifth place)
2015 – Newbridge Academy Gladiators (sixth place)

CHARLOTTETOWN KNIGHTS

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CHAMPIONS

Regular season record: 21-9-0 (4th in NBPEIMU18HL)
Goals for: 145
Goals against: 90
Leading scorer: Jonah Jelley (23G 21A 44P)

Playoff record: 4-0
Goals for: 36
Goals against: 8
Leading scorer: Harry Clements (4G 5A 9P)

ROAD TO THE ATLANTIC REGIONAL

Final: defeated Kensington Wild 4-0 (10-2, 8-3, 10-1, 8-2)

Last national championship appearance: 2006 (6th place)
Total national championship appearances: 4 (1975, 1977, 1997, 2006)

EAST COAST BLIZZARD

HOST

Regular season record: 16-16-0 (3rd in NLU18MHL)
Goals for: 134
Goals against: 121
Leading scorer: Ryan Loveless (23G 20A 43P)

Playoff record: 2-4
Goals for: 20
Goals against: 23
Leading scorer: Kyle Tucker (3G 5A 8P)

ROAD TO THE ATLANTIC REGIONAL

Semifinal: lost to Tri Pen Osprey 4-2 (2-6, 3-5, 0-4, 7-3, 6-2, 2-3)

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

HALIFAX MACS

NSU18MHL CHAMPIONS

Regular season record: 28-6-0 (1st in NSU18MHL)
Goals for: 186
Goals against: 90
Leading scorer: Jacob Fletcher (22G 44A 66P)

Playoff record: 9-2-1
Goals for: 51
Goals against: 28
Leading scorer: Jacob Fletcher (5G 15A 20P)

ROAD TO THE ATLANTIC REGIONAL
Quarterfinal: defeated South Shore Mustangs 3-1(6-2, 5-6, 5-4, 5-1)

Semifinal: defeated Pictou County Major U18s 3-0 (8-4, 6-3, 4-2)

Final: defeated Cape Breton West Islanders 3-1 (6-2, 3-2, 1-2, 4-2)

Last national championship appearance: 2019 (fifth place)
Total national championship appearances: 6 (1980, 1983, 1994, 2011, 2014, 2019)

MONCTON FLYERS

NEW BRUNSWICK CHAMPIONS

Regular season record: 25-5-0 (1st in NBPEIMU18HL)
Goals for: 171
Goals against: 55
Leading scorer: Luke Patterson (34G 18A 52P)

Playoff record: 7-0
Goals for: 26
Goals against: 10
Leading scorer: Zachary Wheeler (6G 5A 11P)

ROAD TO THE ATLANTIC REGIONAL

Semifinal: defeated Northern Moose 3-0 (2-1, 4-0, 7-5)

Final: defeated Saint John Vito’s 4-0 (3-2, 5-0, 3-2, 2-0)

Last national championship appearance: 2018 (fifth place)
Total national championship appearances: 8 (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1986, 2009, 2012, 2018)

PINNACLE GROWLERS

NLU18MHL CHAMPIONS

Regular season record: 29-3-0 (1st in NLU18MHL)
Goals for: 193
Goals against: 71
Leading scorer: Reegan Hiscock (35G 16A 51P)

Playoff record: 7-3
Goals for: 38
Goals against: 23
Leading scorer: Reegan Hiscock (12G 3A 15P)

ROAD TO THE ATLANTIC REGIONAL
Semifinal: defeated Central Impact 4-1 (4-1, 7-2, 4-2, 5-1)

Final: defeated Tri-Pen Osprey 3-2 (4-3, 1-4, 6-5 OT, 2-3, 5-2)

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

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

emadziya@hockeycanada.ca 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

jknight@hockeycanada.ca

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