Junior C Hockey goes to championship

March 3, 2016   ·   0 Comments

After a long season and two rounds of playoffs, the Georgian Mid Ontario Junior C Hockey League is moving to the 2016 championship round.

The Alliston Hornets will meet the Penetang Kings in the final series.

The Hornets dominated the regular season with a first place finish and a 35- 2-3 record – good for 73 points.

That placed them 29 points ahead of the second place Huntsville Otters.

The Otters took a surprise loss to the seventh place Erin Shamrocks in the quarterfinal round losing the series in five games.

The Shamrocks won the first two games of their semi-final series against Alliston – a fact that shocked the fans – before the Hornets rallied and slammed the Shamrocks in four games straight, outscoring them 31-6 in the final four.

The Penetang squad started the playoffs on a high note in their series against the Midland Flyers.

They lost game one of the quarter-final then came back to win four straight to advance to the semi-final where they were up against the Caledon Golden Hawks.

That series went the full seven game and ended on Monday (Feb. 29) with a 7-3 win for Penetang in game seven.

The Hawks were hoping to win their first trip to the GMOHL championship round but now they’ll have to wait until next season for another shot at it.

The Hornets and Kings have a long rivalry going back several years. The two teams have met in the final four times since 2008 with the Hornets coming out on top three of those times.

Alliston has won the championship seven times in the past eight seasons taking their only championship loss to the Kings in 2014.

As of press time the schedule for the championship round had not yet been announced.

By Brian Lockhart

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