CTM Premier Hockey League 2018 Wrap

The 2018 CTM Premier Hockey League has come to an end. The Blyde River Bunters won their second title when they defeated the Madikwe Rangers in the final, while the Drakensberg Dragons won their first title with a thrilling win against the Addo Elephants.

As has become a tradition on Sports 24 Seven over the years, we share a wrap up of all that went down at Randburg over the past month including our own tournament awards and later this week we will share our annual team of the tournament, something you will find nowhere else.

Sports 24 Seven PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT

(M) Jethro Eustice – Drakensberg Dragons (Runner-up: Dan Bell (Elephants))
(W) Kara-lee Botes – St. Lucia Lakers (Runner-up: Erin Hunter (Lakers))

Sports 24 Seven GOAL OF THE TOURNAMENT

(M) Julian Hykes (Addo Elephants) 1st goal vs. Gladiators
(W) Tegan Fourie (St. Lucia Lakers) vs. Rangers

Sports 24 Seven MATCH OF THE TOURNAMENT

(M) Addo Elephants 2-1 Maropeng Cavemen
(W) Madikwe Rangers (3) *2-2 (1) Wineland Wings

Sports 24 Seven TEAM PERFORMANCE OF THE TOURNAMENT

(M) – Drakensberg Dragons vs. Cavemen in the Group Stage
(W) – Madikwe Rangers vs. Rafters in the Semi-Final

Sports 24 Seven UMPIRE OF THE TOURNAMENT

(M) Sean Rapaport
(W) Michelle Joubert

TOP SCORER OF THE TOURNAMENT

(M) Richard Pautz – Drakensberg Dragons
(W) Carmen Smith – Blyde River Bunters

standout stats from the tournament

Of course 38 games could produce some fantastic stats and highlights. Here we pick out our favourite few.

84 – Goals in the Men’s CTM Premier Hockey League 2018
47 – Goals in the Men’s CTM Premier Hockey League 2018
8 – The number of shootouts the Wineland Wings have played in over three years of PHL
0 – The number of those shootouts they have won
0 – The number of hat-tricks scored at PHL 2018
76% – of the men’s goals were field goals
60% – of the women’s goals were field goals
81% – The Blyde River Bunters win percentage over three years, the best of any team at PHL
250 – The men’s all-time 250th PHL goal was scored by Bili Ntuli in the final
150 – The women’s all-time 150th PHL goal was scored by Megan Anderson in the semi-final

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