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Cats Prospect G David Shantz Advances to Memorial Cup

Monday, 05.15.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Cats Prospect G David Shantz Advances to Memorial Cup

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers prospect G David Shantz and his Peterborough Petes squad advanced to the Memorial Cup, after clinching the Ontario Hockey League title with a four-game sweep of the London Knights. The Petes won the J. Ross Robertson Cup as the OHL champions for the ninth time, after going 10-0 at home during the playoffs.

Shantz, 20, has played in all 19 games for the Petes during the playoffs, posting a 16-3 mark with a 2.61 GAA and a .925 save percentage. Peterborough faces the Quebec Remparts in the first game of the round-robin competition on Friday, May 19 (a complete schedule can be found below). It marks the first Memorial Cup appearance of his junior career.

The Hamilton, Ontario native appeared in 49 regular season contests with Peterborough posting a 31-16-1 mark with a 2.87 GAA. He was originally drafted by Florida with its second choice (37th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Since 1919 the Memorial Cup has been awarded to Canada's National Junior Champions. This prestigious and storied trophy will be presented for the 87th time this year in Moncton, N.B. Current Panthers who have won the Memorial Cup include Juraj Kolnik (Quebec-2000), Gregory Campbell (Kitchener-2003) and Gary Roberts (Guelph-1986).

The names on the Memorial Cup include many of hockey's greatest builders, coaches, managers and players. Thirty one members of the Hockey Hall of Fame have had their names engraved on the Memorial Cup including players like Guy Lafleur, Andy Bathgate, Harry Howell, Bobby Bauer, Ted Lindsay, Bernie Parent, Red Kelly and Toe Blake. Lionel Conacher, Canada's Athlete of the First Half Century, was a member of the Toronto Canoe Club's winning team in 1920. Conacher was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961. Builders of the game such as Father David Bauer, Scotty Bowman, Sam Pollack, Glen Sather and Frank Selke were members of Memorial Cup winning teams.

2006 MEMORIAL CUP SCHEDULE

Friday, May 19 – Peterborough vs. Quebec

Saturday, May 20 – Moncton vs. Vancouver

Sunday, May 21 – Quebec vs. Vancouver

Monday, May 22 – Moncton vs. Peterborough

Tuesday, May 23 – Vancouver vs. Peterborough

Wednesday, May 24 – Quebec vs. Moncton

Thursday, May 25 – Tiebreaker

Friday, May 26 – Semifinals

Sunday, May 28 – Final

SCHEDULE

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
5 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
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13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 51 17 21 14 38
J. Jokinen 54 11 27 12 38
J. Huberdeau 54 10 28 12 38
V. Trocheck 54 17 18 3 35
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
R. Smith 54 18 16 12 34
B. Pirri 50 11 13 -4 24
A. Ekblad 50 10 13 20 23
B. Campbell 54 5 17 20 22
N. Bjugstad 39 9 10 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 24 13 5 .928 2.17
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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