OMHA Playoffs, News (St. Marys Minor Hockey)

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Feb 04, 2020 | Rachael Torrance | 376 views
OMHA Playoffs
HBC Peewees improve series record to 4-1

Huge playoff game in Strathroy this Saturday  

By Pat Payton

The Home Building Centre A-E Peewees improved their OMHA round-robin playoff series record to 4-1 Monday night at the PRC.

Six different players scored goals in a 6-2 win over the Mt. Brydges Cougars. The Rock marksmen were Grier Mahoney, Jonah Lariviere, Sam Johnson, Simon Greig, Simon Taylor and Finn Wright. Myles Clinton contributed two assists, and Isaac Cousineau posted the net win.

“The first 10 minutes, we were phenomenal,” coach Reg Clinton said after the game. “A lot of good plays and the boys were really looking for each other out there.

“We got up 2-0, then kind of softened up in the second period. Mt. Brydges put a push on and began playing more physical. In the third, we got going again.”

Huge game Saturday in Strathroy

The HBC Peewees play their biggest game of the season this Saturday in Strathroy. They must defeat the Jr. Rockets to stay alive in the OMHA playoffs as only one team from the four-team, round-robin format advances to the next round. Game time is 12 noon.

“The boys know the importance of the game; they’re nervous and excited,” coach Clinton said Monday. “We played well enough to win the last game we played Strathroy. Hopefully we can get a bounce or two Saturday.”

A St. Marys victory will force a one-game, sudden-death game against Strathroy to determine which team advances.