LSSAA Action continues - who will move on to
by Kyle MacKinnon
February 12, 2009
St. Patrick's vs St. Christopher
It was a game that the St. Christopher's were
supposed to win, when they met up with the St. Patrick's Fighting Irish. If
they won that game they would have been in a very good spot for the fourth
and final playoff seed in the LSSAA boys hockey league. Problem was,
according to Cyclones captain Grant Goosens, his team looked passed the win
less Irish and end up with a 3-3 tie.
photos by Kyle MacKinnon
That coupled with a 9-0 victory by the St. Clair Colts the Cyclones are now
on the outside looking in with one game remaining. The good news they
are just one point out of a playoff spot. The bad news is they are playing
the only undefeated team in the LCCVI Lancers. "Tomorrow is a new
day," Cyclones head coach Bill Ried said after the tie. "You have to
hand it to St. Pats credit. Maybe our guys took the two-points for granted.
But now we need to get a point in Petrolia (today)."
Jeremy Williams, Goosens and Brett Thompsons scored for the Cyclone while
Joel Acton, Griffin Tolloch and Alex Maceachern scored for the Irish.
"I am proud of our guys," Irish head coach Ron Davies said after the game.
"Our guys have come out all season and worked hard."
SCITS vs St. Clair
While the Cyclones were having a tough time with St. Pats on the Blue rink
at the Clearwater Arena, the Colts were having little trouble with SCITS on
the Red. Dan Lumley and Lance Ross each scored two to lead the Colts to a
"Over the last couple of years the
playoff teams have been decided in the last week and this year
is no different," Colts head coach Craig Griffiths said. "It is
good for the league."
SCITS frustration boiled over in the second period with two
players from each team getting ejected after and altercation. "I
don't know where that came from," Griffiths said. "But it was a
huge win for our team." It appears that no players will be
suspended from the Colts team.
The LCCVI Lancers and Northern Vikings have solidified their position in the
playoffs. North Lambton has one game remaining against St. Pats. The
Lambton team sits in third with 11 points, followed by the Colts with 11 as
well and the Cyclones who have 10 points.
The playoff picture will be set today as both North Lambton and St. Pats
will play at Germain Arena while St. Chris travels to LCCVI this afternoon.