Junior C League into playoff mode

February 10, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Eight teams battle it out for Georgian Mid Ontario championship

The Georgian Mid Ontario Junior C Hockey League has moved into the quarter-final round of the 2016 playoffs.

Some results so far have been expected with a couple of other series seeing the underdog go ahead.

The Alliston Hornets are the first team to advance after dispatching the Schomberg Cougars in four games straight.

The Hornets wrapped up the series with a 7-0 shut-out in game four on Cougars home on Monday (Feb. 8) night.

The Hornets have been the dominate team by far this season in the GMOHL finishing the regular season in first place with a 28 point lead over the second place Huntsville Otters so the outcome of that series with the eighth place Schomberg team was pretty much expected.

Although some fans figured the Cougars would pull of at least one win.

The Hornets outscored the Cougars 27-9 over four games.

As of Tuesday (Feb.9) night, the Erin Shamrocks are leading the Huntsville Otters 3-1 after winning game number four 4-1 on Tuesday night.

The Shamrocks jumped out to an early lead winning game one 6-4 and shutting out the Otters 4-0 in game two. Huntsville was back in the series winning game three 2-1 on Monday (Feb. 7) night.

The Shamrocks are doing a good job of keeping the series alive.

At the end of the regular season the Otters finished in second place with 44 points. The Shamrocks finished in the number seven spot i with a 14-23-3 record for the season.

In the Caledon Hawks / Stayner Siskins series the Hawks took a big hit in game one when their starting goalie had to miss the game due to illness and their second goalie was tossed out for a pre-game infraction. The team scrambled to fill the net and lost 10-1 in the opening game.

The Hawks rebounded with an 8-2 win in the second game. Stayner is now leading the series 2-1 after a 3-1 win in game three.

Long time rivals, Penetang Kings and the Midland Flyers are battling it out in their quarter-final with Penetang leading the series 2-1 after three games.

Midland won the opener but the Kings responded with a 4-2 win in game two and followed up with a 7-5 win in game three of the series.

If series go the full seven games, the quarter-final round will be completed by February 14, with teams regrouping to enter the even more competitive semi-final round of competition.

By Brian Lockhart

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