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Steam win Central Division title

March 16, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Tottenham Steam and Alliston coyotes battle it out during the best of five Central Division series at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre in Alliston. The Steam won the series in four games and will now go on to compete for the Greater Metro Hockey Leagues championship Russell Cup.

By Brian Lockhart
The Tottenham Steam have clinched the Greater Metro Hockey League’s Central Division title with a four game sweep over the Alliston Coyotes.
Even thought the Steam finished in first place in the division, no one really expected the series to be over so soon.
The Coyotes ended the regular season in second place with a 36-6 record and 73 points. It was expected the final series would be a tough battle to come out on top.
The series got under way on Saturday, March 5, on Tottenham home ice. After playing to a 2-2 tie in the first period the Steam pulled away in the second scoring three unanswered goals to lead 5-2 going into the third period.
The Tottenham squad notched two more in the third to end the game 7-2 and lead the series.
The second game of the series was even more of a blowout when the Steam had a devastating second period that saw them score six goals before the Coyotes put their first one on the scoreboard.
The game ended 10-1 for the Steam.
Game three saw the series move to Alliston for game three on March 8, at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre.
After scoring twice in the first period, the Steam ripped past the Coyotes defence scoring five second period goals to pretty much end the game.
The Coyotes avoided the shutout with a late third period goal but by then the Steam had put two more to the back of the net and the game ended 9-1.
The final series game took place in Alliston on Thursday (March 10) night.
The Steam took an early lead with three goals in the first period then followed up by out-scoring the Coyotes 4-2 in the second period.
The game ended with a 10-4 Steam win to end the series and give Tottenham the Central Division title.
The Steam will now move on to championship final round. The final will be played in a round-robin style playoffs with the final two teams standing going to the Russell Cup Final, slated to start on March 25.
The Kingsville Kings have already won the South Division and will be in the championship round.


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