In a way it comes as no surprise Tim MacDonald glides with skates on.
He is tall, physical and has a nose for the puck. He is as comfortable on the boards as he is floating around past the proverbial blue line.
Thus it is no surprise MacDonald is undoubtedly the best offensive player in the 2009 WestTel Adult Roller Hockey League.
MacDonald comes in tonight’s playoffs with the props as league-leading scorer. He put up gaudy numbers with Budget this season as he had 55 points including a league-high 40 goals and 15 assists.
In second was his line-mate and fellow Beaver star Mark Missal who had 51 points via 30 goals (second to MacDonald) and a league-best 21 assists.
Rounding out the top three was another Budget player in Chris Moser whose hustle took him to 16 goals, 14 assists and 30 points on the season.
From there the top ten saw a number of teams make a dent in Budget’s strangle-hold on the offensive side of the puck.
Wolfgang Brocklebank finished with 29 points for the High Rollers as he posted 21 goals (third-most in the league) and eight assists. Right behind him was Reilly Novak with 27 points for the Elite Barracudas from 15 goals and 12 assists. Novak’s team-mate Fareed Hosein came sixth with 22 points off 17 assists and five goals.
After them came a trio of players with 21 points. Jamie Lyon of Budget posted 16 assists and five goals, Jason Windsor had 11 goals and 10 assists and Mark Thompson posted 15 goals and six assists.
Chris Creighton grabbed the tenth spot for MEPCO with 20 points off 13 goals and seven assists. He got the nod just ahead of Pete Holowchuk of CDMS with 11 goals, nine assists and 20 points.