Orangeville Bears hockey team looking good with one game to go

January 27, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears boy’s hockey team is in third place in the District standings with one game left on the regular season schedule.

The Bears are on a seven-game winning streak after leaving the ice with a 3-2 win over Erin District High School in their last game on Jan. 12.

They had a slow start to the season, losing three games in the early going but have gelled as a team and are looking like a solid unit on the ice.

“We started off slow but we’ve been picking it up,” said Bears centre, Ethan Murray. “It’s been a good second half of the season.”

On defence, the Bears are doing a good job of shutting down their opponents on the ice. The team is averaging 3.5 goals against per game this season. They are averaging three goals per game when you eliminate one game where they scored 14 unanswered goals which skewed the stats.

The squad is in a good position going into playoffs. They still have a chance to move into second place if John F. Ross, takes a loss in their final game and the Bears can pull off a win.

Centre Wellington District High School is in first place in the standings with an 8-1-1 record, and two games left to go.

John F. Ross is in second place with an 8-2-1 record and one game left on their regular season schedule.

In fourth place, St. James has nine points and a 4-6-1 record, followed by Centennial Collegiate with eight points and a 4-6 record.

The Bears’ final regular season game is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Tony Rose arena, with a 2:00 p.m. start.

There is no margin for error when it comes to the playoff as the quarter-finals eliminate teams after a single game.

The District playoffs are scheduled to get underway on Feb. 13.

The championship final is slated for Wednesday, March 1.

Whoever comes out on top will go on to compete at the regional level at CWOSSA.

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