The Northwest High School Hockey League Finals picture solidified last night when Canoe Lake completed an 18-11 two game total point series win over La Loche.
Because of a delay with the semi-final, the Championship Series gets rolling right away with Canoe Lake hosting game one tonight (Tuesday.)
Canoe Lake was the top team from the regular season, going 10-2-0 through the campaign. Ile-a-la-Crosse was the third overall team by virtue of Patuanak owning a goal differential. It didn't really matter as the Huskies rolled by the Timberwolves in the other semi-final.
Ile-a-la-Crosse is led into the series by Ryan Desjarlais who notched 20 goals and 12 assists in ten games during the regular season and had seven points in the 12-2 beating the Huskies laid on Patuanak in the lone game of the semi-final.
The Eagles head into the finals featuring the league's leading scorer in Colton Iron. The forward, who was recently listed by La Ronge in the SJHL, had 80 points in 12 games including 62 goals. In the playoffs, Iron has 13 points in two games.
Northwest High School Hockey League Finals Schedule:
Game 1: Tuesday, March 27th @ Canoe Lake, 6 p.m.
Game 2: Thursday, March 29th @ Buffalo Narrows, 6 p.m.(Ile-a-la-Crosse Home Team)
Game 3: Monday, April 2nd @ Canoe Lake, 6 p.m. (if necessary)
In the SJHL, it's a game seven tonight between Weyburn and Melville. Should be a great game as the first six contests were pretty entertaining.
Who will go on to the Canalta Cup Finals and attempt to knock off the Humboldt Broncos? We'll find out tonight.
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