Most Penalized Teams in Tier 3 Junior Hockey at the Winter Break
The Winter Break is upon us, giving us the once a year opportunity to highlight the teams who spend more time in the sin bin than the rest. So here's to the bad boys of Tier 3.
To provide a benchmark, lets begin by noting the least penalized team, the New Hampshire Jr Monarchs Elite, logged 213 penalty minutes through 28 games. An average of 7.6 PIM per game. The most penalized team, the Detroit Fighting Irish, logged 1008 penalty minutes through 36 games for an average of 28 PIM per game. Below is a list of all Tier 3 teams who logged more than 500 penalty minutes and average 20 or more penalty minutes per game.
PIM AVG Per Game/Team
19.9 Islanders HC 3
19.8 Glacier Nationals
19.6 St Louis Jr Blues
19.2 Richmond Generals Elite
19.0 Hartford Jr Wolfpack Premier
* The MJHL does not list penalty minutes as a team stat on their website and as a result have been excluded from this list.