Friday, 23 March 2012

Playoff Updates


The Maidstone Jets captured the 2012 North Saskatchewan River Hockey League Championship the other night in Meadow Lake.

The Jets won 4-2 in Game 5 with the Meadow Lake Stampeders en route to raising the trophy.  The Stamps had a great season despite falling short in the Finals.  Meadow Lake finished first in the NSRHL during the regular season.

Jets forwards Rory Gregoire, Brett Harrison and Jason Roberts tied for the scoring lead in the playoffs with 23 points each.

Photo: NSRHL Website
Northwest High School Hockey League

One half of the final series is set with Ile-a-la-Crosse moving past Patuanak.  After one game of the two game total point series, the Huskies led the Timberwolves 12-2.  With a combination of difficulties in setting up the second leg and the lopsided score, the decision was made that Patuanak would concede.

Ile-a-la-Crosse awaits the winner of the Canoe Lake/La Loche series.  Canoe Lake holds an 8-5 lead heading into the second leg.  The contest was slated for Thursday night, but was moved to Monday which will push back the final series that was scheduled to begin that night.

Saskatchewan Midget AAA
The Saskatoon Contacts have a chance tonight to avenge last year's loss to the Prince Albert Mintos in the Midget AAA Finals.  The Contacts hold a 2-1 series lead coming into tonight's contest in Saskatoon.  The home team has yet to win in this series.

Interesting to note the Mintos were in a similar situation last round against the Notre Dame Argos, but turned it around on the road and eventually winning the series on home ice.

Mintos forward Brett Njaa leads all playoff scorers with sixteen points in nine games played.  Mack Shields has been great in the Contact goal, running a 1.74 GAA and 0.937 Sv% in twelve games.

If you're in Saskatoon looking for something to do tonight, the Contacts and Mintos drop the puck at 8:00 at the Schroh Arena.
Elsewhere in Saskatchewan the SJHL Conference Finals continue this evening with Humboldt going for the series win again against Battlefords.  In the Sherwood Conference, Melville and Weyburn clash to see who will have the first chance to eliminate the other with the series square at two games a piece.

It's everything WHL fans in Southern Saskatchewan could have hoped for.  The second place Moose Jaw Warriors face off with the seventh place Regina Pats as the rivalry continues.  Meanwhile, Saskatoon is in Medicine Hat tonight to start out the post-season.

Playoffs truly are the most wonderful time of the year!


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