Knights. Snow storm. Mac. Leaflets. Growlers. Who will earn their way west?

The Halifax Macs are back to defend their Atlantic Region title, taking to the ice in Paradise, Newfoundland, in search of back-to-back regional titles and a seventh Atlantic crown overall .

The four provincial champions who will join host East Coast Blizzard – the Macs, Charlottetown Knights, Moncton Flyers and Pinnacle Growlers – were the best in the province during the regular season and supported it by playoff triumphs.

There’s plenty of past success in this group – the Macs, Flyers and Knights have combined for 18 trips to Canada’s National Men’s U18 Club Championship, while the Growlers will seek to be the 12th team in the St. John’s, NL, to earn a spot in the TELUS Cup.

RECENT CHAMPIONS (TELUS CUP FINISH)

2019 – Halifax Macs (fifth place) 2018 – Moncton Flyers (fifth place) 2017 – Cape Breton West Islanders (gold medal) 2016 – Dartmouth Major Midgets (fifth place) 2015 – Newbridge Academy Gladiators (sixth place)

KNIGHTS OF CHARLOTTETOWN

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CHAMPIONS

Regular season record: 21-9-0 (4th in NBPEIMU18HL) Goals for: 145 Goals against: 90 Top scorer: Jonah Jelley (23G 21A 44P)

Playoff record: 4-0 Goals for: 36 Goals against: 8 Top scorer: Harry Clements (4G 5A 9G)

ROUTE TO THE REGIONAL ATLANTIC

Final: defeated Kensington Wild 4-0 (10-2, 8-3, 10-1, 8-2)

Last participation in national championships: 2006 (6th place) Total number of participations in national championships: 4 (1975, 1977, 1997, 2006)

BLIZZARD ON THE EAST COAST

HOST

Regular season record: 16-16-0 (3rd in NLU18MHL) Goals for: 134 Goals against: 121 Top scorer: Ryan Loveless (23G 20A 43P)

Playoff record: 2-4 Goals for: 20 Goals against: 23 Top scorer: Kyle Tucker (3G 5A 8P)

ROUTE TO THE REGIONAL ATLANTIC

Semi-final: loss against Tri Pen Osprey 4-2 (2-6, 3-5, 0-4, 7-3, 6-2, 2-3)

Last participation in national championships: none Total participation in national championships: none

HALIFAX MACS

NSU18MHL CHAMPIONS

Regular season record: 28-6-0 (1st in NSU18MHL) Goals for: 186 Goals against: 90 Top scorer: Jacob Fletcher (22G 44A 66P)

Playoff record: 9-2-1 Goals for: 51 Goals against: 28 Top scorer: Jacob Fletcher (5G 15A 20P)

ROUTE TO THE REGIONAL ATLANTIC

Quarterfinal: Defeated the South Shore Mustangs 3-1 (6-2, 5-6, 5-4, 5-1)

Semi-final: Defeated Pictou County Major U18s 3-0 (8-4, 6-3, 4-2)

Final: Defeated Cape Breton West Islanders 3-1 (6-2, 3-2, 1-2, 4-2)

Last participation in national championships: 2019 (fifth place) Total number of participations in national championships: 6 (1980, 1983, 1994, 2011, 2014, 2019)

MONCTON FLYERS

NEW BRUNSWICK CHAMPIONS

Regular season record: 25-5-0 (1st in NBPEIMU18HL) Goals for: 171 Goals against: 55 Top scorer: Luke Patterson (34G 18A 52P)

Playoff record: 7-0 Goals for: 26 Goals against: 10 Top scorer: Zachary Wheeler (6G 5A 11G)

ROUTE TO THE REGIONAL ATLANTIC

Semi-final: defeat of Northern Moose 3-0 (2-1, 4-0, 7-5)

Final: Defeated Saint John Vito’s 4-0 (3-2, 5-0, 3-2, 2-0)

Last participation in national championships: 2018 (fifth place) Total number of participations in national championships: 8 (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1986, 2009, 2012, 2018)

SUMMIT GRUNTERS

NLU18MHL CHAMPIONS

Regular season record: 29-3-0 (1st in NLU18MHL) Goals for: 193 Goals against: 71 Top scorer: Reegan Hiscock (35G 16A 51P)

Playoff record: 7-3 Goals for: 38 Goals against: 23 Top scorer: Reegan Hiscock (12G 3A 15P)

ROUTE TO THE REGIONAL ATLANTIC


Semi-final: Defeated Central Impact 4-1 (4-1, 7-2, 4-2, 5-1)

Final: Defeated Tri-Pen Osprey 3-2 (4-3, 1-4, 6-5 OT, 2-3, 5-2)

Last participation in national championships: none Total participation in national championships: none