WINNIPEG WILD & THRASHERS UPDATE
In the Provincial Midget league, there is a 10-point spread between the top four teams. At the top is the Wheat Kings, followed by the Wild, with two points behind and two games in hand. An upcoming game between the Wheat Kings and the Wild on January 7th could possibly be a battle for the top spot.
The Winnipeg Wild roster this year is full depth from players that all made themselves known as key contributors from Bantam 2 to City Midget. In fact, half of the roster has a point per game average above .80. With many returning with Championship experience, the Wild look eagerly to the second half of the season and another crack at the Provincial and Regional title.
In 3rd and 4th place, the Bruins and Thrashers are another close couplet. Each team is 10 or more points away from the top the Midget league. Coming into the winter break, the Winnipeg Thrashers have won 12 of their last 15 games. The 3 losses happened to be from the top three teams in the division. However, in a long year the most important thing going into the post season is that the team is conditioned and working well together. It is not unheard of for an underdog on fire to upset the rest of the league.
Leading the Thrashers this year on the stat sheet is Josiah Vanderhooft, with 15 goals, 12 assists in 32 games played. Other honorable mentions include Robertson, Fedyck, Kennedy, and Rebeck all with 20 plus points. Much alike the Winnipeg Wild, the rest of the pack has an even spread of contributors. The Thrasher defense core has size and stability as well as offensive upside.
It will be a tight finish at the top of the AAA Midget division. Stay tuned for periodic updates on the Provincial league in the New Year.
Attached below is a short photo gallery from December 9th Wild and Thrasher game at the Gateway complex.
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