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It’s going to be an Alliston/Stayner final series

March 10, 2018   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The battle for the Carruthers Division of the PJHL championship will be fought on the ice between the Alliston Hornets and the Stayner Siskins.
This is the second year the two squads have met in the final series, with the Hornets coming out on top last season.
The Hornets wrapped up their semi-final series against the Caledon Golden Hawks on Saturday night, March 3, on Caledon home ice with a 4-1 win in a series that took six games.
Game One of the semi-final got underway on February 23, and started off with an 8-1 win for the Alliston team.
The Hornets were leading by two after the second game went into two gruelling overtime periods and ended with a 5-4 Alliston win when Ryan Young final scored in the second OT period.
It was a total flip-flop in Game Three when the Golden Hawks came out strong on home ice and won 8-2 to get back in the series.
Alliston moved ahead in Game Four with a 4-2 win at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre on Wednesday, February 28.
Alliston fans were expecting to see the coup de grace in the series on Friday night but the Golden Hawks kept the series alive with a 5-4 win.
Back in Caledon on Saturday, the Hornets put the series to bed with a 4-1 win.
The Stayner Siskins come to the final after finishing in first place in the regular season.
In a series surprise, they lost Game One of their semi-final against the Penetang Kings.
After winning three in a row, the Siskins gave up game five to the Kings.
The Siskins finished it off on Friday, March 2, with a 3-1 game to win the series.
When Alliston and Stayner met in the final last year the Hornets pulled off a huge win taking the series in four games straight much to the surprise of fans of both teams who expected the series to easily go six or maybe seven games.
The Hornets will have to step it up a notch in the final. During regular season play they lost every game they played against the Stayner team.
The Alliston squad finished the regular season in second place with a 31-11 record.

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE – Thursday, March 8, in Stayner 8:10 p.m; Friday, March 9, in Alliston 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 11, in Stayner 1:30 p.m.; Monday, March 12, in Alliston 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, March 15, in Stayner 8:10 pm.; Friday, March 16, in Alliston 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 18, in Stayner 7:00 p.m. PHOTO BY BRIAN LOCKHART



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