Junior C playoffs ready to get underway

February 4, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Eight teams face off in GMOHL

The Georgian Mid Ontario Junior C Hockey League has ended the regular season and will now enter the playoffs as eight teams battle it out for the League championship.

The Orillia Terriers are the only team that failed to qualify for a playoff berth.

The Alliston Hornets finished in the number one spot in the regular season and did it in big time style suffering only two losses for the season and ending with 73 points.

That’s 29 points ahead of the second place Huntsville Otters who finished with 44 points.

The Hornets pulled ahead early in the season and went on a winning streak that saw them pull out far ahead of the rest of the pack and they kept it up for the rest of the season.

The Hornets will face the Schomberg Cougras in the first round of the playoffs.

Schomberg ended the regular season in eighth place with a 13-24-3 record.

Schomberg and Alliston met in the championship round last year.

The second place Huntsville Otters will meet up with the Erin Shamrocks in the quarter-final.

Erin squeezed out Schomberg in the final few games to move up a position and take seventh place by two points.

The Midland Flyers who had a strong start in the season and were in first place in September, dropped to third and will be up against the Penetang Kings.

In fourth place, the Stayner Siskins should have a good battle with the fifth place Caledon Golden Hawks who landed in fifth place.

Both teams have similar records.

Stayner ended with an 18-17-5 record while Caledon finished 17-20-3.

The Alliston Hornets have won the Georgian Mid Ontario League championship seven times over the past eight years.

In 2014 they gave up the crown to the Penetang Kings.

The Hornets have gone on to win the provincial Junior C Schmalz Cup in 2008 and 2010.

The playoffs were scheduled to get underway on Wednesday (Feb. 3) night with games taking place in Alliston, Huntsville, and Stayner.

By Brian Lockhart

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