The Stouffville Clippers Midget AA Team defeated the Markham
Waxers 3-0 at the Centennial Arena Saturday night to cap off a very
successful two month period. Not only did the win propel the Clippers
into 1st place in the York-Simcoe Midget AA loop, it also was the team's 20th
straight game without a loss with a 16-0-4 overall record since Oct. 2nd.
The streak started when the team went undefeated to win the Scotiabank Cup in Mississauga in early October, and has continued into league play where they have gone 11-0-4 in their initial 15 games of the regular season. But, while the Clippers are in 1st place, the Newmarket Redmen are only 2 points behind with a game in hand. The Redmen are sporting a 16-2-2 record themselves over the past 20 games and will be very tough competitors down the stretch. Not to mention the Ajax Knights of the Lakeshore league who are 17-1-2 in their last 20 games.
Offensively, the Clippers are being led by captain Brydon Jewett with 30 goals &16 assists, Rhys Garlough with 14 goals & 22 assists and Nolan MacInnis with 18 goals and 16 assists. Jacob Rintjima, Sam Atanackovich and Connor Hicks are all contributing with over 20 points each. Spencer Krabi, Colin Johnston, Tyler Ribi and James Carlin round out the forwards. Defensively the Clippers are being led by five solid D-Men in Nick Smith, Ben Partridge, Kevin Kozik, Braden Smith and Mike Freitas. Between the pipes, Brent Menzies and Evan Farrell have contributed with 7 shut-outs during this 20 game undefeated run with goals against averages of 1.38 and 1.57 respectively. Thanks to the AP's who have also contributed - Liam Vogan, Jordan Romaldo, Rhys Patterson and Ryan Tamisto.
Congratulations to the Midget AA Clippers for a fantastic two month run. Best of luck in the balance of the regular season and into the play-off's.