1992-93 Yorkton Mallers

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(1992-93) Yorkton Mallers played in the Midget age category along with teams throughout Saskatchewan. Prior to the 1992-93 season, the Mallers were selected to host the Air Canada Cup Western Regional Tournament giving them an automatic birth in the tournament.

During the season, the Mallers finished in 2nd place heading into playoffs.  In the opening round, the Mallers quickly disposed of the Moose Jaw Warriors winning the series in 2 straight games of a best of 3.  In the second round, the Mallers took on the Saskatoon Blazers and were bounced from the playoffs when they lost a heartbreaking game 5 by a score of 5-4. With the loss, the Mallers would now have to wait until they hosted the Air Canada Cup Western Regional Championships. 

At the regional tournament, the Mallers would compete against the Thunder Bay Kings (Northern Ontario), the Winnipeg Hawks (Manitoba), and the Regina Pat Canadians (Saskatchewan), who prevailed over the Blazers in the league final. The Mallers steamrolled the competition at Air Canada Cup Regionals, going a perfect 4-0.  With the victory, the Mallers would now move on to the National Championship.

At the Air Canada Cup, the Mallers (West) would compete against Les Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy (Quebec), Sault Ste. Marie Legion (Ontario), Calgary Northstars (Pacific), the Fredericton Canadiens (Atlantic), and the host Kitchener Greenshirts. After the round robin portion of the tournament, the Mallers would finish with a record of 2-2-1, good enough for 3rd place and more importantly a spot in the Semi-Finals. This set the stage for a matchup with the Sault Ste. Marie Legion. The Mallers beat the repersentatives from Quebec handidly with a 4-1 victory.  The Mallers then advanced to the Air Canada Cup Final against Les Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy. The Mallers again jumped out to an early lead however the Gouverneurs fought their way back and tied the game 4-4.  After some tense final moments in the 3rd period, the game went into overtime and it was in overtime that the Mallers would cap their remarkable season and emerge victorious with a 5-4 win to capture the Air Canada Cup as National Champions.

 

Back Row: Allan Harrison, Brad Harrison, Craig Bilick, Derek Stevely, Ryan Hauber, Robert Peterman

3rd Row: Rob Kozak, John Kachur, Scott Prekaski, Tyrone Parislau, Lee Rusnak, Devon Hanson

2nd Row: Jesse Rezansoff, Derek Senkow, Gary Banerd, Lyle Andrusiak, Neil Schell, Grant Schrader

Front Row: Jason Bilick, Jarrek Skolnik, Greg Ducluseau, Derek Derow, Cory Herman, Lyle Michaluk

Not Pictured: Doug Hanson. Wayne Henley

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Saskatchewan Hockey Association


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