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1997-98 Thunder Bay Thunder Cats Statistics

United Hockey League (UHL)
Team Record: 42-26 (SO: 0-6) - 90 points
in the UHL's West Division
Lost in 1st Round
Coach: Kevin Devine (42-26, 6 OTL)
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Attendance: 81,596, Avg. 2,205 in 37 home dates
1997-98 Thunder Bay Thunder Cats Roster

The Thunder Bay Thunder Cats of the United Hockey League ended the 1997-98 season with a record of 42 wins and 26 losses, with a 0-6 showing in shootouts for 90 points in the UHL's West Division.

The Thunder Cats netted 337 goals and surrendered 304. Brant Blackned and Jason Firth scored 63 goals for Thunder Bay each, while Barry McKinlay, Neal Purdon and Mike Figliomeni each tallied 30 or more also. Jason Firth contributed 99 assists. J.F. Rivard earned 39 wins for the squad and a team-best 3.69 goals against average, leading goalies with significant playing time.

Kevin Devine coached the team. The 1997-98 Thunder Bay Thunder Cats lost in the in 1st Round of the playoffs.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG SOG SG%
Jason FirthC6963991624659152824825.4
Brant BlacknedLW7363701337843241930420.7
Mike FigliomeniLW6952751273849143728018.6
Barry McKinlayD7436901264042141324614.6
David MayesD6710576749462101576.4
Neal PurdonRW7034205429-2713318918.0
Craig MittleholtLW7416294530-290111868.6
Normand PaquetC7214304431-1611111312.4
Jamie CoonF6714193323-261029714.4
Derek LandmesserD732192180-22000852.4
Troy KennedyLW20641010-141003815.8
Darrin SzczygielG1337101231021618.8
Dave GregoryD6518976-18100541.9
Ken TaskerRW55358281-12100506.0
Joe Clarke4226844-5002405.0
Kevin HollidayD3523525160001414.3
Bench 7444220000
Sean McEachranRW5131474-61001225.0
David PaxtonD28224453000385.3
Shawn SmithF2613448-10001010.0
Nicolas CantinL161344-10100263.8
Erik OlsenD813411-2000812.5
Kelly von HiltgenD2204427-7000190.0
Jeff GuayD101234-7100616.7
Wayne StrachanRW22020-1000922.2
Allan RouletteD1411226-9000185.6
Jason PayneLW6022121000120.0
Phil JamesD1101132-7000140.0
Brett ThompsonG110112-10000
Tim HoganD20110-400040.0
J.F. RivardR69011400000
Michael SawickiD20000600020.0
Ivan RouletteF40005000010.0
Jason SirotaG4000200000
Totals1298337566903143634791338229614.7


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
J.F. Rivard69385639216232373.6921501913.890
Brett Thompson1143734000476.45287240.836
Jason Sirota414001000125.147664.842
Totals84443342266232964.0125132217.882

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG SOG SG%
Jason FirthC3213000000
Brant BlacknedLW5156200000
Mike FigliomeniLW5358200000
Barry McKinlayD5347200000
David MayesD5156000000
Craig MittleholtLW5123000000
Normand PaquetC5101600000
Jamie CoonF2000000000
Derek LandmesserD5112200000
Darrin SzczygielG5145400000
Dave GregoryD3101200000
Ken TaskerRW2000900000
Joe Clarke5011200000
Kevin HollidayD2011200000
Shawn SmithF5000800000
Erik OlsenD5000400000
Jason PayneLW5000600000
Brett ThompsonG1000000000
J.F. RivardR5000000000
Peter CavaC5246400000
Chester GallantRW3213000000
Totals861934535500000

Postseason - Goaltenders:

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


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