2013–14 Maritime Junior A Hockey League season

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2013–14 MHL Season
League Maritime Junior A Hockey League
Sport Hockey
Duration Preseason
August 29, 2013 – September 9, 2013
Regular season
September 13, 2013 – March 8, 2014
Playoffs
March 10, 2014 - April 24, 2014
Number of teams 11
TV partner(s) FastHockey
MHL seasons
← 2012-13
2014-15 →

The 2013-14 Maritime Junior A Hockey League season was the 47th season in league history. The season consisted of 52 games played by each MHL team.

Upon completion the Truro Bearcats won the Kent Cup, the league's playoff championship trophy against the Dieppe Commandos 4 games to 2. The Kent Cup champion Truro Bearcats met the Inouk de Granby (QJAAAHL Champs), the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL champs) and the Saint-Jérôme Panthers (host) in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec to determine the Eastern Canadian Fred Page Cup champion. At tournaments end the Carleton Place Canadians won the Fred Page Cup, the Bearcats finished 3rd.

The 2013-14 season was the first time in 5 seasons that Summerside or Woodstock did not won the Kent Cup.

Team Change[edit]

The Metro Shipbuliders relocated from Dartmouth to Kentville and renamed the Valley Wildcats.

Regular Season Standings[edit]

Final standings

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; X - Clinched Playoff spot; Y - Clinched Division; Z- Clinched first overall

Eastlink Division GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts.
z-Truro Bearcats 52 38 11 1 2 243 131 79
x-Pictou County Crushers 52 35 12 0 5 204 137 75
x-Amherst Ramblers 52 31 18 1 2 202 162 65
x-Yarmouth Mariners 52 31 18 2 1 192 183 65
x-Valley Wildcats 52 19 28 4 1 141 204 43
Bridgewater Lumberjacks 52 5 40 3 4 123 269 17
Roger Meek Division GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts.
y-Miramichi Timberwolves 52 37 10 0 5 234 141 79
x-Dieppe Commandos 52 28 16 2 5 200 179 63
x-Woodstock Slammers 52 28 20 2 2 197 187 60
x-Summerside Western Capitals 52 24 23 2 3 178 187 53
Campbellton Tigers 52 10 40 1 1 112 246 22

2014 MHL Playoff Bracket[edit]

Eastlink Division Best 2 of 3 Mini Series (winner plays Truro)
     
4 Yarmouth Mariners 0
5 Valley Wildcats 2
Quarter Finals Semi Finals Kent Cup Finals
                 
1 Truro Bearcats 4
5 Valley Wildcats 0
1 Truro Bearcats 4
Eastlink Division
2 Pictou County Crushers 0
2 Pictou County Crushers 4
3 Amherst Ramblers 3
1 Truro Bearcats 4
6 Dieppe Commandos 2
1 Miramichi Timberwolves 4
4 Summerside Western Capitals 1
1 Miramichi Timberwolves 2
Roger Meek Division
2 Dieppe Commandos 4
2 Dieppe Commandos 4
3 Woodstock Slammers 1

Eastlink Division Mini Series[edit]

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The Valley Wildcats (2-0) came into this series as the underdogs after being dominated by the Yarmouth Mariners in the regular season. In game one Valley had proved many people wrong by winning it and beating Yarmouth for the seasons second time. In game 2 Valley managed to edge the Mariners 3-2 in OT to advance to the Eastlink Division semi-finals.

(4) Yarmouth Mariners Vs. (5) Valley Wildcats

Valley Wins series 2-0


Quarter finals[edit]

Eastlink Semi Final 1 (1)Truro Bearcats vs. (5)Valley Wildcats[edit]

After the Valley Wildcats (2-4) stunned the Yarmouth Mariners in the mini-series they could not pull off a series victory against the Truro Bearcats. Valley was heavily out shout and out scored in this series. Truro managed to get a whopping 24 pucks past Valley in 4 games while Valley managed just 6. Truro ended up sweeping the series and advancing to the Eastlink Division finals.


Truro wins series 4-0


Eastlink Semi Final 2 (2)Pictou County Crushers vs. (3) Amherst Ramblers[edit]

The Pictou County Crushers (4-3) managed to edge the Amherst Ramblers (3-4) in seven games in a home team advantage series. Pictou County luckily clinched home ice advantage in this series by finishing ahead of Amherst. The home team won all seven games of the best of seven set. Pictou County with the series victory moved on to the Eastlink Division finals.

Pictou County wins series 4-3


Roger Meek Semi Final 1 (1)Miramichi Timberwolves vs. (4) Summerside Western Capitals[edit]

Miramichi wins series 4-1


Roger Meek Semi Finals (2)Dieppe Commandos vs. (3) Woodstock Slammers[edit]

Dieppe wins series 4-1


Semi finals[edit]

Roger Meek Final (1) Miramichi Timberwolves vs. (2) Dieppe Commandos[edit]

Dieppe wins series 4-2


Eastlink Final (1) Truro Bearcats vs. (2)Pictou County Crushers[edit]

Truro wins series 4-0


Kent Cup Final[edit]

Kent Cup Final (1E) Truro Bearcats vs. (2M) Dieppe Commandos[edit]

The Truro Bearcats(12-2) defeated the Dieppe Commandos (10-7) 4 games to 2 to win the 2014 Kent Cup. During the series the Bearcats showed to their home fans that they have come to play this season and to win, but the Commandos showed at home that they also were there to play and win. But after all was said and done the favored Bearcats emerged as league champions. The Bearcats will now advance to the Fred Page Cup for a chance to defend their cup and a chance to advance to the Royal Bank Cup for the second straight year.

Truro wins series 4-2


Fred Page Cup Championship[edit]

Hosted by the St. Jerome Panthers in Saint-Jerome, Quebec

Fred Page Cup Tournament

Round robin[edit]

Key; x = Clinched championship round berth; y = Clinched first overall

FPC Round Robin
Rank Team League W-L-OTL GF GA PTS
1 Ontario y-Carleton Place Canadians CCHL 3-0-0 12 7 9
2 Quebec x-St-Jérôme Panthers Host 2-1-0 15 14 5
3 Nova Scotia x-Truro Bearcats MHL 1-1-1 12 13 3
4 Quebec Granby Inouk QJAAAHL 0-2-1 8 12 1

Tie Breaker: Head-to-Head, then 3-way +/-.

Truro Bearcats Schedule & Results[edit]

Final


Final


Final


Semi Final[edit]

Final


Awards[edit]

All Star Team

Individual Awards

External links[edit]