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LSSAA Action continues - who will move on to Playoffs?
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 9-0 victory.
"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.