1996-97 Thunder Bay Thunder Cats Statistics

Colonial Hockey League (COHL)
Team Record: 43-23 (SO: 0-8) - 94 points
in the COHL's West Division
Lost in 2nd Round
Coach: Tom Warden (43-23, 8 OTL)
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Attendance: 81,030, Avg. 2,190 in 37 home dates
1996-97 Thunder Bay Thunder Cats Roster

The Thunder Bay Thunder Cats of the Colonial Hockey League ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 43 wins and 23 losses, with a 0-8 showing in shootouts for 94 points in the COHL's West Division.

The Thunder Cats scored 333 goals and yielded 266. Brant Blackned netted 49 goals for Thunder Bay, while Forbes MacPherson, Barry McKinlay and Jason Firth each tallied 30 or more as well. Jason Firth contributed 83 assists. Bob Bell topped the squad with 22 wins, plus J.F. Rivard added 15 or more wins, too. J.F. Rivard recorded a 3.3 goals against average, leading goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances. Tom Warden coached the team. The 1996-97 Thunder Bay Thunder Cats lost in the in 2nd Round of the playoffs.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG SOG SG%
Jason FirthC563783120225367517221.5
Forbes MacPhersonC7242611036821712420320.7
Brant BlacknedLW70495110079291301125719.1
Barry McKinlayD65325890825099620115.9
Normand PaquetC7419426155921217311.0
Mike FigliomeniLW53223557212460013416.4
Jason MallonRW50173350521931216210.5
Neal PurdonRW69242246721612316114.9
Brad ToporowskiD7163238117260101135.3
Mel AngelstadL66102131422182021138.8
David AndreC391410244616007418.9
Jason DisherD6091322240191007112.7
David PaxtonD69715224119011987.1
Mike KoiranenLW39911201603103625.0
Craig MittleholtLW145111646101519.8
Robert DuBoisLW216713600003815.8
Pat HanleyD543811528000486.3
Bruce RamsayLW964107122001637.5
Wayne StrachanRW84610202103611.1
Ray SkinnerC3026861-4000414.9
Bench 7466200000
Kevin HollidayD6915640310000234.3
Scott ReillyD1114565100714.3
Mark BellF56145118-6100372.7
Derek LandmesserD1703311400040.0
Nicolas CantinL911282100137.7
Peter HelesicRW20110200020.0
J.F. RivardR37011000000
Bob BellG410002800000
Totals13053335488812123333673637228414.6


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Bob Bell41234022114501363.4913061170.896
J.F. Rivard37209421124201153.3011821067.903
Totals78443443238702513.4024882237.899

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG SOG SG%
Jason FirthC1171421800000
Forbes MacPhersonC11112131300000
Brant BlacknedLW113691200000
Barry McKinlayD11610161600000
Normand PaquetC11268400000
Mike FigliomeniLW11257400000
Jason MallonRW1155102400000
Neal PurdonRW11325600000
Brad ToporowskiD110002200000
Mel AngelstadL70112100000
Jason DisherD116395600000
David PaxtonD11011800000
Mike KoiranenLW70111500000
Craig MittleholtLW11459400000
Wayne StrachanRW43361000000
Ray SkinnerC80002300000
Bench 11000600000
Kevin HollidayD31122800000
Nicolas CantinL10011200000
J.F. RivardR11000000000
Bob BellG2000200000
Totals195437611928400000

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Totals000000000


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