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Steam undefeated in playoffs

March 23, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Tottenham Steam hosted the Almaguin Spartans on the ice at the Tottenham Community Centre on Tuesday, March 15, during the opening game of the final round of the Greater Metro Hockey League championship round. The Steam are undefeated after 11 playoff games and are now vying for the GMHL championship Russell Cup. In this game the Steam left the ice with a 4-1 win over the Spartans.
Photo by Brian Lockhart

By Brian Lockhart
It’s down to the championship round of the Greater Metro Hockey League playoffs with three teams remaining in the final round robin competition heading into the Russell Cup championship.
The Tottenham Steam are undefeated after winning 11 games straight through the playoffs.
The Steam dispatched the Colborne Chiefs in three games in the opening round of playoffs before going on to a repeat in the second round and knocking out the Meaford Knights in three games in round two.
The big test came in the third round when the Steam were up against the Alliston Hornets who finished in second place in the Central Division with a 36-6 record for the season and were the only team to beat the Tottenham squad this year.
That best of seven series ended with a Tottenham sweep when they took four games straight to advance to the final round of competition.
In their first game of the final round the Steam met up with the Almaguin Spartans.
The Spartans pulled off a big win in their division when the won their best of seven series in six games over the top seed South Muskoka Shield to advance.
The Steam and the Spartans met for game one on Tottenham home ice on Tuesday, March 15 for a late afternoon game.
Tottenham opened the scoring mid-way in the first period on a goal from Liam Sweeney.
The Steam went ahead by two in the second frame when Marcus Rose scored on an assist from Stepan Timofeyv.
Matt Fischer got Steam goal number three at the 11:17 mark after taking a pass from linemate Graham Pickard.
Frederik Sury scored at the mid-way mark in the final period to give the Steam a four-goal advantage and pretty much end any chance for Almaguin to get back in the game.
The Spartans avoided the shut-out with their only goal of the game at 12:01 into the last frame.
The game ended with a 4-1 Tottenham win to keep their streak alive.
The Kingsville Kings are the other team who made it through to the championship round.
After 42 games in the regular season the Kings came out on top 39 times and won the South Division championship.
The Steam were scheduled to meet Kingsville on Tuesday (results not available at press time).


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