Hornets will face Penetang in GMOHL final

March 2, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Alliston Hornets hosted the Erin Shamrocks in game six of their best of seven semi-final GMOHL playoff series at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre. The Hornets won this game 6-2 to take the series and advance to the championship round. The Hornets will meet the Penetang Kings to vie for the League title.
Photo by Brian Lockhart

By Brian Lockhart
The Alliston Junior C Hornets will face the Penetang Kings in the final series for the Georgian Mid Ontario Junior C Hockey League championship cup.
The Hornets won their semi-final series in six games over the Erin Shamrocks then had to wait out the Caledon Golden Hawks/Penetang semi-final to see who they would face in the final round.
The Caledon/Penetang series went the full seven games after the Hawks battled back from a 3-1 game deficit to win games five and six and force the series into a seventh game to decide the winner.
Game seven ended with a 7-3 Kings win on Monday (Feb. 29) night on Penetang home ice.
This will be the fifth time in nine years the two squads have faced each other in the championship round.
Alliston won three consecutive seasons winning over the Kings in 2008, ‘09, and ‘10.
In 2014 the Kings bested the Hornets in the championship round – the only time the Alliston squad has not won the championship since 2008.
The Hornets dominated the League this season with a 35-2-3 record and 73 points. That’s 29 points ahead of the second place Huntsville Otters.
The Otters were knocked out of the playoffs by the Erin Shamrocks in the quarter-final round.
Penetang ended the regular season in the number six spot with a 17-21-2 record and 31 points.
The arena at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre has seen a steady increase in attendance as the Hornets go deeper into the playoffs and fan excitement increases over the prospects of yet another Hornets championship.
The last game in the Alliston/Erin series saw more than 500 turn out to cheer on the hometown boys.
Penetang also has a huge and loyal fan base and many are expected to make the trek to Alliston to cheer on their team in the final series.
The scheduled for the championship series had not yet been announced at press time.

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