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Provincial major midget semifinals open today in metro

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Major Midget Hockey League opens its playoffs in metro St. John’s this weekend.

Both semifinals are best-of-seven affairs, with the first two games slated this weekend. After that, the league breaks for two weeks for the 2019 Canada Winter Games, in which some players from each team are participating.

The playoffs resume the March 1-3 weekend.

The first-place East Coast Blizzard play host to the fourth-place Tri-Pen Osprey 7 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Both games are at the Goulds Arena. Meanwhile, second-place St. John’s Maple Leafs entertain the third-place Western Kings 8 o’clock Saturday night at The Glacier II in Mount Pearl, and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Southern Shore Arena in Mobile.

Newfoundland and Labrador Major Midget Hockey League

Final 2018-19 standings

Standings

Team              GP       W        L          S/OL   Pts

East Coast      32       22       10       0          44

St. John’s        32       20       11       1          41

Western         32       12       19       1          25

Tri-Pen           32       10       19       3          23

Scoring leaders

Player (Team)                      GP       G         A         Pts

Luke Akerman (TP)  31       27       22       49

Regan Seymour (SJ)  31       15       23       38

Nathan Kelly (ECB)   30       14       24       38
Mark Rumsey (TP)    18       15       15       30

Brandon Knight (SJ) 31       16       12       28

Logan Brothers (SJ)  31       15       12       27

Drew Langdon (W)   31       16       11       27

Tanner Humber-Dredge (SJ)           31       11       15       26

Mason Campbell (W) 31       16       9          25

Paul Norman (SJ)      25       5          19       24

Goaltending leaders

Player (Team)                      GAA    Sv%    GP       W-L   

Andrew d’Entremont (ECB) 1.66    .945    15       13-2   

Evan Martin (SJ)                   2.68    .908    18       9-8     

Lucas Park (W)                     2.71    .910    16       9-9

Andrew Curtis (SJ)                2.14    .932    13       8-4                 

William Dyke (ECB)              2.28    .924    15       7-8     

Riley Petten (TP)                  3.20    .905    17       7-10   

Ben Williams (TP)                 4.94    .874    15       5-10

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